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Remington 7400 Kick?


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#1 PWRDbyTRD

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 06:05 PM

I'm 5'11" BIG boy, just wondering how much of a kick I should be expecting for a gun like this! Anything that's going to take my shoulder off?



#2 Tacman605 Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 21 March 2004 - 09:44 PM

You shouldn't have any problem with the recoil it you have shot at all. I don't know about the synthetic stocks but if I remember right the 742 wood stock was kind of narrow on the butt end which made the recoil seem more than what it was. :ph34r:

#3 peasantboy Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:19 AM

felt recoil depends on a lot of factors
how well the gun fits
recoil dampening devices...
a. Muzzle brake
b. Recoil Pad (sissy pad)
Angle of the gun to your shoulder
Length of pull (LOP) - the distance from the butt to the trigger
your shooting stance
cross section of the buttpad.

30-06 is a hefty gun, more than adequate for most large (bigger than a whitetail deer) game animals in North America. It is not overpowering like th magnums but oyu will probably feel it, especially the first few outings. Buy a nice case of mil surplus '06 ammo and go out to the range. Shoot till your arm hurts. Maybe shoot 20 or so rounds every coupel days for a while then as you toughen up shoot more.

a nice shooting jacket/vest will ad some comfort, good ear protection, plugs or muffs are a must if you value your hearing. shooting glasses are also a good idea.. never know when something could go wrong. Nothing wrong with a sissy pad, especially if you need another inch or so of LOP.

make sure you have enough room between your scope and your head (eye relief) or else the kick may becoame a bite and take some skin off with the eyepiece.

good luck

#4 PWRDbyTRD Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:57 PM

Ok Stupid question....Where do I get military surplus '06 ammo? A military surplus?? :-x I'm not sure about all this stuff :) ~newbie here~

#5 peasantboy Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:28 PM

try here ---
www.kyimports.com
www.jgsales.com
www.cheaperthandirt.com


there are plenty more, but in my searching they gave the best prices...
I was looking for .308 though

your local gun shop might have some...
a case of 1000 should run roughly $100-$150

#6 warlock Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 02:29 PM

30-06 has about the same kick as a 12 gauge 3 inch mag slug.

The key is holding the rifle properly...and as tightly against your shoulder as possible.

There is nothing to be really worried about...but after shooting 20 or so rounds through it...your shoulder will start to say no.

Edited by warlock, 25 March 2004 - 02:29 PM.


#7 PWRDbyTRD Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 06:46 PM

Yeah after 40 rounds of the remington core lokt 165gr my shoulder finally said quit. It's not really sore now but right after shooting it was rather tense shall we say. I like it, Are there other guns that kick harder? What about a .50? I want a bigger gun already :) I want something that notifies my shoulder after the 1st round that it was fun....the .30 takes a few times.

#8 warlock Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 31 March 2004 - 08:22 PM

The 50 is built so well to dissapate recoil..I believe it has slightly less than the 30-06

#9 Indy7373 Re: Remington 7400 Kick?

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 11:59 AM

Not sure if I am totally off my rocker, but the Mosin Nagant kicks pretty good. :D
Don't know how it compares to 30-06







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