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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

Hello Everyone,

I have a question pertaining to my new 300 Weatherby Mag. I can't say that I am one to shy away from recoil, but I have hunted with a 270 " shooting a 150 grain bullet. I don't notice the recoil at all. I just wanted to know if anybody else has shot this rifle and what they think of it. I am a little curiouse of the recoil. I havn't shot the rifle yet, I am waiting for the arrival of the rifle. I am 5'9 and weigh 165 pounds. I have hunted for many years and am wondering if the recoil will be very noticable compared to what I am used to.

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

Welcome to BGH t.lewis
I'm a 270 user and have not had a very noticeable recoil increase when I've fired a 300 win mag recently(been decades since I fired a 300 Wby mag)
If the 270 doesn't bother you, I doubt the mag will be much bother.
You may want to Post this question in the Firearm Section too, where there should be some first hand experiences.
Once again, WELCOME aboard Thumbs up

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

Hey thanks for the info, I truly appreciate it. Just joined today so thanks for recomendation on which forum to use.

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

It will be noticeable unless the gun is much heavier.
270 Win shooting a 150g @ 2900fps vs a 300Weatheby shooting 180g @ 3100fps

If you have a nice elk running up the far ridge, No you won't notice the shot. but if you sit at the range and fire 20 rounds at paper. You WILL fill the difference.

I'm not sayng it will be untolerable or painful. But you will feel it.

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

I dont mind them much but ALOT of people hate the 300 wthby mag recoil, it is stouter then a 300 win mag. Proper shooting techniques shouldnt be a issue for anyone but i have had alot of hunters i guided seriously complain on the weatherby recoil.

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

I also shoot a .270. It is a model 70 featherweight and I have a regular model 70 in 7mm mag. I can tell you that my .270 is less pleasant to shoot than the 7mm. I think it's a combination of the recoil pad and the weight of the rifle. I have shot my uncles .300 wthby mag and it too is easier on the shoulder than my .270. However in a hunting situation I never feel recoil. It's only when sighting in do I feel the kick. My $0.02 for what it's worth

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

I know of gal who is a shooting insturctor , is about 5`4 and 120 pounds that hunts africa big game and alaska moose bear regularly shoots a 375 h&h. Recoil is as much perceived as felt if you use proper shooting techniques.

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300 Weatherby Mag. "Recoil"

here is my 2 cents. If you are bothered by recoil you may be better suited by shooting a smaller cal. rifle. A light recoil rifle that you can shoot straight will kill more game than one that causes you to flintch.
There are so many factory loads that are loaded with premium bullets that make smaller cals. very good loads to kill elk and other big game efficently.
I shoot a 30.06 loaded with factory 180gr accubonds. I have shot several bull elk, deer and bear and have been very satisfied. Last year I dropped a 360 class elk in his tracks with one shot.

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What Bull said is very true

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I shoot a light 300 WSM. I recently was working up a new load which required me to shoot the gun up to and over 20 rounds at a time. I don't like using a lead sled so after going to the range the second time I had to try something. I bought a "Limbsaver Protective Shooting Pad" at the ranger for $32.00. You just slip it on your shoulder and buckle one strap. It doesn't bother you and stays on well. When I first looked at it I didn't think it would make much difference because its so thin. It made a huge difference and is as thin as a light jacket so it doesn't change where you hold your gun. I couldn't find one on Cabela's or Bass Pro but found one on ebay. If you want to look at it the listing number is 230093876230. And just like the others say, you will never fill it when shooting at an animal.

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I own a 30 -06 and a 300 weatherby ... the 06 does not have a pad and my 300 does the kick to me is about the same. If your gun has a muzzle break, it will reduce the recoil significantly (SP). During hunting situations you wont notice the difference, except for the damage it does to animals. lol

Joe

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