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Recoil 300WM vs 270/308/30-06

Old 12-16-2005, 09:05 AM
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Guys,
I am pondering another barrel for my Encore. I only use a 209x50 on it now but am thinking about setting up another barrel to use out to longer ranges.

After looking at allot of ballistics tables, there really doesn't seem to be that much difference between a 308, 3006 and 270 out to 300 yards. An inch or two and a 100 ft/lbs of energy or so. But, there is a whole level of difference when you go to the 300 WM. Now, I don't really ever anticipate shooting a gun at a deer past 300 yards. I think that 300 yards, with a fair amount of practice is a very realistic distance though.

So, what I am asking is, does anyone here shoot a 300 WM in their Encore and how do they like it? What about the recoil compared to the other calibers and is it worth it for the added energy/range?

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:18 AM
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So, what I am asking is, does anyone here shoot a 300 WM in their Encore and how do they like it? What about the recoil compared to the other calibers and is it worth it for the added energy/range?

Thanks in advance.
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Hank Ive shot about everything made in the last 30 years ...recoil is not a factor when that big buck is 150 yards broadside and your heart ispounding 900 miles an hour and you squeeeeeze that trigger ..I never feel the recoil ..unless the scope hits me between the eyes LOL

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Old 12-16-2005, 09:35 AM
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I have too,
And you are mostly correct about the recoil felt when shooting at a good deer.
And I killed6 last year and am on3 for this year, it takes a good bit to get me that excited. If it was just 150 yards, there reeeeally wouldn't be an issue because I wouldn't even consider a 300.
I like to shoot my firearms and one does have to sight the gun in. I just would like tohave a feel onwhat the recoilIN AN ENCORE is like compared to the othercalibers.
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Old 12-16-2005, 09:43 AM
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Recoil between the other 3 mentioned and 300 wm is a fair bit. However the felt recoil is largely dependant on weight, fit and recoil pad of the rifles used. I agree in the field you'll never notice but you must be able to withstand it on the range so you have the confidence to take the shot when your heart is pounding. If your shooting magnum ML loads in the encore you should have little troubles.

However I must ask what are you planning to hunt with the 300wm? If deer, then either of the other 3 will get her done to 300 yards...if you can. Personally for a deer only caliber I'd go with the 270, it isvery capable of dropping them at 300 plus!

If your wanting it for larger game as wellthe 300 wm is an excellent choice.

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Old 12-16-2005, 10:41 AM
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Skeeter,
Thanks for your input.
Basically, I just want to buy one barrel. I agree, If it were only 300 yardsI wouldn't even consider the 300. But, I may be taking a trip to Texas in Jan and would like a gun that could meet many needs.

I shoot 110 grains of 777 with a 250 grain shockwave, are you saying that the 300 is comparable to that?
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:20 PM
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get the 300 wm... I had a 35 whelen and that thing kicked 10X the 300 mag recoil... I have a ruger m77mark 2 and it is a pleasure to shoot... you wouldn't even know it was a magnum if I didn't tell you
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Skeeter,
Thanks for your input.
Basically, I just want to buy one barrel. I agree, If it were only 300 yardsI wouldn't even consider the 300. But, I may be taking a trip to Texas in Jan and would like a gun that could meet many needs.

I shoot 110 grains of 777 with a 250 grain shockwave, are you saying that the 300 is comparable to that?
Thanks again.
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I shoot 100 grains of 777 with 235 powerbelts and that kicks more than the 300 mag..
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Old 12-16-2005, 12:33 PM
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Thanks guys,
Appreciate your input.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:35 PM
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My .300 Weatherby recoils just about the same as my ultra-light 30.06 carbine. Neither of them really recoil that much at all. My .300 tends to jump up off the sandbags a bit, and she makes all kinds of noise, but that's about it, really. Plenty of gun at 300+. I highly recommend.

IMO, I would rather shoot 20 straight shots from my .300 than toturn looseone 3.5" turkey shell out of my 870 supermag 12 gauge. I don't know if that will give you an accurate barometer of the recoil or not.

To be honest, I've never really noticed the recoil on any of my guns, except my 12 gauge with those 3.5" turkey mags, and my 10 gauge, with the 3.5" shells.

I have a Win model 70 SS/Syn chamberedin .300 Weatherby Mag.

Don't be afraid of the recoil, there's very little noticeable difference. It will be louder, so stay away from anything with a muzzlebrake, or you'll really risk going deaf.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:42 PM
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ahankster,I shoot the identical load in my 700 MLS. I don't think it recoils as much as my 7mm rem mag in 700 BDL action but close. They are pretty much the same in weight/fit and both have aftermarket recoil pads installed on them. Which is something you could consider as well, no matter which barrel you buy. The likes of a Sims limbsaver or Pachymer Decelerator recoil pads work as advertised, they really tame the boot down IME and make range time a breeze in T shirt weather!

While I think the 270 for whitetails in Texas would work at well beyond 300 yards. If you only want 1 barrel, like the sounds of 300 or may need it for future hunts that require more than the 270 will give....GO FOR IT!


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