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What is the recoil of a 30-06, .308 or 7mm mag compared to a .50 muzzeloader with 150 grains of powder and a 270gr bullet?

Question by hornhunter. Uploaded on November 25, 2009

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from Headhunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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.

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from shane wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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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from Headhunter wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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.

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from shane wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

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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