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Re: Heavy Barrel or not?

11 Dec 2014
@ 02:58 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Sounds good Glen. Yes, just work through it step by step.

Hi Bryan. The featherweights are OK but I have found two weaknesses which go hand in hand with the 600 yard Elk slayer thread and the Tikka comments.

1. Rifle shakes if you have been climbing, then have to drop and take a hurried 300 yard shot.

2. Recoil can be quite fearsome in .300 Win Mag.

I would not want to shoot a 208gr bullet above 2600fps in this rifle. It would also take a good deal of practice. It can be done if the hunter really wants minimal weight but there are consequences to the weight reduction. Realistic expectations are key.

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