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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:07 pm 
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I just won a Mossberg 4x4 in 300 win mag at the DU Banquet. Anybody have any experience with this gun? How about this caliber? I normally shoot a 30-06, and I've heard the 300 win mag has a lot more recoil.

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Congratulations!

Yep - quite a bit more recoil and muzzle blast. But recoil is about 80% psychological. It can be dealt with.

The magazine articles seem to say it is a great value. The one I have looked at seemed nice enough for the price.

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I too carry 30.06 and have shot .300 win mag. I thought the win mag had less 'kick' than a hot 30.06 but way more 'push'. It was not fun to shoot repeatedly but I wouldn't turn it down if I won it. Actually since you now own the gun I think it is required to go elk hunting.
If I had my choice to upgrade from the -06 it would probably be the .300WSM. Shorter bolt length, supposed to be less recoil, but same bullet travel as the win mag.
Look at adding a limbsaver recoil pad. A friend of mine shoots a .300 Ultra Mag for Alaskan moose and caribou and says the limbsaver helped.
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Tex wrote:
Look at adding a limbsaver recoil pad.

+1 on that.

I wear a "pussy pad" when I am sighting mine in or practicing. Off the bench you are soaking up tons of recoil you won't even feel in the field.

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.300 is maybe overkill for most minnesota game, but for moose, (once in a lifetime) and elk or bear, its a great round. I find it to be a small step up from 30-06 on the shoulder with the proper gun.

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I have a Ruger MKII in 300 Win mag that I took on a couple elk hunting trips and hopefully on a moose hunt in the next couple of years. I like the cartridge, but I am a fan of the big bores more than the small, like my 35 Whelen and I don't even own a 30-06 any more.

I have a stout load of IMR 7828 pushing a 200 grain Nosler Partition. It ain't no 30-06, but I think my handloads for my 45-70 are more of an attention getter than the 300.

Choice between the a cartridge like a 300 Win mag and a 7mm Remington mag, I would go with the 300, I think it a tad more versatile.


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The only time I've seen a .300 it was a .300WSM and the guy at the range was fire sizing his brass. I asked and he told me he was setting it up for whacking prarie dogs at about 700+ yards, he also said somethign to the effect of "pink mist". :twisted:

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A buddy has a 300 win mag with a muzzle break, and that made a huge difference regarding recoil. I really have no idea what that would cost though.


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I really have no idea what that would cost though.


Not much, just your hearing. :wink:

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The only time I've seen a .300 it was a .300WSM and the guy at the range was fire sizing his brass. I asked and he told me he was setting it up for whacking prarie dogs at about 700+ yards, he also said somethign to the effect of "pink mist". :twisted:


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DeanC wrote:
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I really have no idea what that would cost though.


Not much, just your hearing. :wink:

True! But when the cross-hairs are on the 6x6 bull elk, the noise or the recoil for that matter are non-existent (or so I've been told ) :roll:

Besides, the WSM rounds are not exactly quiet...


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Thanks for the feedback!

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Be sure to report back on how it works out.

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montana_redneck wrote:
A buddy has a 300 win mag with a muzzle break, and that made a huge difference regarding recoil.

A guy over on another firearms forum I belong to custom makes muzzle brakes for several different types of rifles and shotguns.

He posted a video of a .300 Win Mag being shot with it and swears that it reduces recoil to about that of a .243.

Here's the muzzle brake I think he said is the one he used on the .300 Win Mag.
http://www.kingarmory.com/KA1830.php

Here's the link to his website.
http://www.kingarmory.com/

The forums where he posted the video is currently down. Once they get it back up and running, I'll see if I can find the video and post it here.


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Hunter07 wrote:
montana_redneck wrote:
A buddy has a 300 win mag with a muzzle break, and that made a huge difference regarding recoil.

A guy over on another firearms forum I belong to custom makes muzzle brakes for several different types of rifles and shotguns.

He posted a video of a .300 Win Mag being shot with it and swears that it reduces recoil to about that of a .243.

Here's the muzzle brake I think he said is the one he used on the .300 Win Mag.
http://www.kingarmory.com/KA1830.php

Here's the link to his website.
http://www.kingarmory.com/

The forums where he posted the video is currently down. Once they get it back up and running, I'll see if I can find the video and post it here.


Muzzle breaks will make the rifle louder for you, and a LOT louder for those around you. You might also be hit in the face with a bit of a pressure wave reflecting off of the brake. Not a big deal, it just takes a bit of getting used to.

This is why we should be able to use suppressors in MN. They are the most effective muzzle breaks, AND they make the report less annoying.


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