Remington Managed Recoil ammo


Lone Star
June 5, 2009, 05:13 AM
Last night, I bought a box of Remington Managed Recoil ammo in .270. It uses a 115 grain bullet at unknown (to me) velocity, and is warranted to be a good deer killer to at least 200 yards.

Has anyone used this sort of ammo? It's said to reduce recoil to about half what "normal" loads deliver in several popular calibers.

I think I may try it on whitetails this Fall, possibly feral pigs.

Is the bullet strong enough for good penetration on big pigs?


Lone Star

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June 5, 2009, 06:18 AM
I'm a big fan of it in 7mm-08. The 140 gr load has better ballistics than .30-30 and actually less recoil. I find it has better performance on whitetails than the full power load and very accurate. I guess if I were shooting at 200 yds I wouldn't use it but at 100 it is ideal. I have often recommended a 7-08 for a youngster with this load in mind and then the flexibility to move up to full power. I think it makes the 7-08 even more flexible than it was. I don't see why .270 would be much different, but I'd look at the 130 gr if they make it.

Lone Star
June 5, 2009, 08:19 AM

I got it only in .270. The 7mm/08 ammo I bought is full strength, for a rifle that I just traded for. How hard does a 7mm/08 weighing maybe 7 pounds with scope kick?

Barrel length looks to be about 19.5 inches, as well as I can measure it. I have the basic Remington 140 grain Core Lokt for it, that being all that I found. The rifle is a youth or womens' Howa 1500 with a synthetic stock. Scope is an off-brand, but will do until I decide whether to keep the rifle.

Is the full power 7mm/08 a mild enogh kicker for a 12 year old grandson?

My other reason for wanting a mild load in the .270 is that I'm worried about retina detachment if I fire loads with heavy recoil now that I'm in my 60's. I'm trying to find out what doctors might think is a reasonable recoil limit, but the two I've asked don't shoot, and have no idea how much guns kick.

Lone Star

June 5, 2009, 08:31 AM
...... though I haven't used it on game yet.... I got the 30-06 managed recoil ammo and LOVE IT!....:D my mauser bolt kicks like a 30-30 and it's very accurate @ 100 yrds. If I choose to hunt deer w/ it this year I will be very confident with the 125gr core-lokt @ 2660fps.

June 5, 2009, 08:43 AM
I have used it (.30-06) with great success on deer; six one-shot kills.

Very mild recoil, very accurate stuff (though don't trust their statement that you don't have to re-zero your rifle; do it anyway, just to be sure).

I'm not sure how it would do on big hogs, but on smaller ones (<100 pounds, the best-eating ones) I'm sure it would do just fine.

Lone Star
June 5, 2009, 09:11 AM
Nat. Greene-

Thanks !:)

Actually, I was more concerned with a hog eating me, but I'll make a note of what you said. I don't mind eating pork occasionally.

Lone Star

June 5, 2009, 10:29 AM
I would definitely use the managed recoil ammo for the 12 year old. A 7mm-08 140 gr full load will recoil about as much as a 150 gr .308 and that's a good bit for anyone recoil sensitive.

There are many factors in how much force actually gets absorbed by the body. It is benchrest shooting where recoil is felt most because you are sitting and leaning into the rifle. When you stand your body moves with the force and you don't feel it as much.

I don't like recoil and don't mind admitting it. I look at power and recoil in a rifle in terms of how much I really need it. For me that is nothing larger than whitetails. I think too many make the mistake of buying what will be a deer rifle and getting much more than they need for the day when they go moose hunting or whatever. But by then they will have another rifle just for that hunt anyway.

My 7-08 is my most powerful gun and I never use full power loads in it, so there you go. If I were to buy another rifle today it would be something like a 6.8spc which is essentially a .270 light doing at 100 yds what a .270 does at 300.

June 5, 2009, 10:31 AM
My hunting buddy has a bad shoulder and rather than switching from his .30-06 to a lighter caliber he gave the Remington managed recoil ammo a shot first. It did just fine on Eastern MT mule deer last year, good expansion and accurate. He did shots out to 200 yards with it. I fired a round at a stump to see the recoil and it felt very .243-esque to me.

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