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Question by hornhunter. Uploaded on November 25, 2009
The recoil ona .308 with 150 grain is about 15.8 FT LBS of Recoil energy The FT LBS on a 30-06 W/150 Grain is about 17.6 FT LBS and the 7mm Mag is 19.2 any thing over 15 FT LBS you wont want to shoot more than 2 or 3 rounds unless you have a brench rest
Very well stated Headhunter. The .308 is noticably less recoil than the others but still is not for wimps. The 7mm Mag has a fast and hard kick and is not pleasant to shoot but worth the thump if you have a nice big elk in your crosshairs. I favor lower recoil. That is why I primarily shoot a 25-06 that comes in on this scale at a recoil rating of 12.5 with it largest bullet, the 120 grain. I shoot much smaller bullets for varmints and 100 grains for deer producing closer to a 9 or 10 recoil rating. The 25-06 hits with a knockdown capability similar to the 7MM Mag for some reason. You have to experience it to see for yourself as energy ratings don't seem to support what you experience.
150 grains of powder in a muzzleloader is no joke. All of these kick less than that. To my shoulder, at least.
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