- Mar 29, 2019
Thanks you I think so too. I actually was at Cabela's a few days ago and even though they didn't have my gun model on their website, they had a .338 Lapua and a regular .300 WM and I got to hold it and shoulder it. Even though it says it's 8.4 lbs those rifles didn't feel too heavy not near what I was expecting. I read on a different thread that some people were putting on a 1" Limbsaver or Pachmeyer recoil pad and that helped so they didn't have to ruin the sleek looks with a muzzle brake.You have a sweet rifle there in the savage. The .300 WSM recoil isn't too bad in the T3. That would be my limit in a light rifle. I am pushing hot loads @ 3200 fps with the .270 win about as much as a .270 WSM. I took it to the range day before to sight in the Nikon black x 1000. I have a new rest that doesn't pick up recoil. I got spanked a couple of times. That black x walked right out to 500 yards. The tracking was great. I made a good choice with that scope. I burned all the ammo that I brought. I just didn't want to stop. Cabelas has the black x on sale for $400 normally goes for 600 which is what I paid. I am not recoil shy but I don't like to be hammered. Try shooting an M14 on full auto. It will literally knock your teeth out. No recoil pad on a battle rifle. I used to shoot geese all day long with a benelli SBE but now choose grouse with the Fausti.
I am glad that the scope that you settled on worked out perfectly.