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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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.338 Win Mag

Another thing, if you move up from a 338 to a 416 or a 458 lott (no reason to buy the winnie when you can shoot those through the Lotts) you'll be stepping up to the big boy's league in recoil. The 338 or a 375 H&H may not bother you, but one or two shots off the bench with the 458 Lott will change your life and perception of real recoil. However, the 416's aren't quite as bad, but they'll let you know you are alive as well.

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Location: Western ans Northern Canada
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.338 Win Mag

You must like recoil.I did when I was a kid.
Not now.Thats why I went to the 7mm.

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.338 Win Mag

The 7mm will take a moose fine.

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.338 Win Mag

I use a185 gr bulet

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Location: austin and amarillo texas
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.338 Win Mag

It's not that I like recoil, it's that I like what comes out of the other end of the bigger rifles. There is no such thing as too much gun on big game. If he doesn't want any recoil, he should still go with the 338 winny and put a detachable muzzle brake on it for sighting it in. He can always take it off when he heads out on the game trail.

Trappermike- what do you consider to be a kid, and why are you accusing me of such lunacy? That said, I guess I could twist your intentions and take it as a compliment, similar to being carded at the liquor store. neener! neener!
I will admit that I was born before cell phones, but not by much more than 15 years. Thumbs up

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Location: Western ans Northern Canada
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.338 Win Mag

Ok if you like recoil.Funny thing is I like the recoil from 12 guage with slugs,ok it's an auto.
I'd be happy to be carded! Happened once and I growled to the worker"I'm old enough to be your father!"
No,I just figured the 7mm will do the job on moose,and I like how flat it shoots.No need for the thunderous recoil of the .338.Hell, my friends are shooting moose with.270s.Actually my gunsmith friend uses .270 improved.

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Location: Western ans Northern Canada
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.338 Win Mag

I read that the new Remington "Buckhammer" slug kicks hard! 601 grains! Big smile
I'll find out soon when I get my son his new 870 Remington. He needs bear defence,working in Northern B.C. and Yukon in forestry now.I hope it kicks him hard. Big smile

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.338 Win Mag

For reloading I used the 250gn. Nosler Partition.Yes I used maximum recomended powder.IMR 4350. But I think I could do better now.
Ammoguide has way hotter loads.If you like kick try those! neener!

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.338 Win Mag

Ammoguide shows a load 250 gr,2765 fps,4246 ft, lbs energy.

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.338 Win Mag

I always wanted a .350 Remington Magnum A friend saws they kick Really hard.