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recoil/ 338-378


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Re: recoil/ 338-378
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 05:21:15 PM »
One of the 375H&H was a Ruger No 1, with the sierra 300 gr bullet, WOW shot it twice and I was done

The other was an Interarms and the 235 wasn't bad, but the 270 grain, back to the WOW, no thanks.

I do think with a brake and a different stock, and more weight would have made a big difference. My T/C Pro Hunter with a 338 barrel doesn't kick at all, I shoot it prone all the time, no brake

Re: recoil/ 338-378
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 07:14:04 AM »
The geometry of a stock has a good bit to do with how much recoil you feel.  A good example of this is at work we use to have Mossberg shotguns that would beat you up with rifled slugs but when we switched to the Remington 870s the recoil felt like it was about half as much with the same rifled slugs.  As for the break it makes a big difference and really cuts down the felt recoil. 
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: recoil/ 338-378
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 10:29:00 AM »
I have never owned or fired a 338-378. In years gone by I owned two kickers though.  I had a 340 and a custom built 375 Weatherby built around a P-17 action.. The scientific law of "every action has an opposite and equal reaction" was not repealed at that time and therefore both of those rifles kicked. Ironically, the 340 was the hardest of the 2 and the hardest of any rifle I ever fired. 
"Every adversity is the seed of something of equal or better value"  W. Clement Stone; "The Success System that Never Fails".

I have never seen a Weatherby I didn't like.