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Low recoil .30 cartridges

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by coylh, Mar 19, 2005.

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  1. coylh

    coylh Member

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    I have a .30-06 bolt action rifle that I rarely take out to shoot. I just don't enjoy the recoil. I read an article about some of the low recoil loads from Federal, etc. Has anyone tried them?
     
  2. Lennyjoe

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    I havent tried the ammo you refer to but have a couple of suggestions.

    First, look into reloading. You can get a singe stage Lee press for $20 and the manual comes with it.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=480380
    Next, a set of dies will run you $10

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=300268

    Bullets and powder will go for around $16 for powder and $10-15 for bullets. This way you can drop around $60 and load lighter rounds for range work and some accurate rounds for hunting.

    Second, if you dont want to or are able to get into reloading then look into getting a recoil pad for either the rifle or your shoulder. You can find a strap on pad for your shoulder for $15-30.
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    Or you can have a magnum recoil pad installed on your rifle. You can do it or have a gunsmith do it for a few dollars more.
     
  3. ID_shooting

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    I have a differnt suggestion, take the rifle to a good smith and ask them to fit it for you. I am small in stature and 30-06 used to spank me around. I had a stockmaker friend fit a stock for me and now I can shoot it all day long.

    As I pay more attention, if the gun doesn't fit, it hurts.
     
  4. knzn

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    If you choose the reloading route as suggested above, then check out Hodgdon powder's "youth" section of data.
    http://www.hodgdon.com/data/youth/index.php

    I have handloaded some very pleasant rounds for my boys, and ok, I'll admit it, I enjoy these loads too.
     
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