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REcoil?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by drmajor, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. drmajor

    drmajor Member

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    Looking for a deer rifle for SC forests.

    My son has a cheap 30-06 that seems to kick hard, or is that just the 30-06?

    Does the .270 have less recoil?

    My gun shoulder is getting sensitive to recoil.


    Suggestions?
     
  2. Bartkowski

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    The .270 has about the same recoil as the .30-06. You could go with a .243 win, or .25-06 if you want a lot less recoil. Both of those are capable of taking deer and are very light on the shoulder.
     
  3. MachIVshooter

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    A little. In an 8 pound rifle, the average .30-06 load will hit you with about 21 ft/lbs., the .270 about 18.

    If deer is to be you only game, you might look at the .25-06 (or even .243) Both will clealy take the largest of deer, while being far more pleasant on the shoulder.
     
  4. cbrgator

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    What about a 10 lb rifle, 150gr bullet?
     
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    Depending on the range I might even go with the ole 30-30 which has a very light recoil as well. The other thing to think about is the fit of the stock. A poorly fitting stock effects felt recoil a great deal.
     
  6. Mr_Pale_Horse

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    Light recoiling, excellent exterior and terminal ballistics:

    6.5x55, 7x57, 7mm-08, 6mm Remington, .243 Win, 257 Roberts
     
  7. drmajor

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    REcoil

    One friend has suggested the AR with .450 & Hornady 250 gr SST/FT. He also likes the Grendal 6.5 round.

    I like the tactical format as I am a big guy @6'4" with 37" arms. Most rifles feel like toys. My 10/22 Ruger is in a tactical stock and I can adjust the LOP. Fun to shoot.

    Will the AR take down deer with out me being a great shooter?

    PROBLEM----cost.... $1,000
     
  8. Shawnee

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    There is no point in using a .270, .308 or 30/06 for deer and some of the other calibers recommended so far are hard to come by and even harder to sell later. And it's stupid to lug a heavy gun around just so you can use a gun with too much recoil.

    Best bets -

    30/30 for shots at 225yds. or less.

    .243 for shots at any distance

    :cool:
     
  9. woof

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    If you like the rifle there is a simple solution. >30-06 ammo is available in managed recoil loads. Reduced power loads that still exceed .30-30 ballistics and they are very accurate and perform well. If you are buying a rifle, I agree that a levergun in .30-30 or .35 Rem is the ticket for the dense woods.
     
  10. Shawnee

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    Oooops. :eek:

    I forgot about the "reduced power" loads "Woof" mentions.

    They should be a big help and you won't have to buy another rifle. They were brought out specifically so people who are stuck with a 30/06 can shoot in comfort instead of the pain you are familiar with.

    But if you want to buy another rifle - definitely stick with the .243 or 30/30.

    :cool:
     
  11. Water-Man

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    I'd suggest a .243 Win. Great deer caliber and light recoil.
     
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