Low recoil

Jmort1754

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Hey guys I'm trying to put together a low recoil rifle mainly for Whitetail and mule deer some varmints in between.
Shots under 600.
I am open the factory as well what would you guys recommend. Something preferably can find components for.
 

Laramie

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25-06 if going basic

6.5 PRC if you are willing to use a suppressor or brake.

If you are willing to shorten your range a bit, .243 is a great option.
 

Rich M

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I finally got tired of shooting 30-06. Shoulda done this long time ago. So I get a 243 and my old man grabs it. So I got a 350 legend too. Not a 600 yard gun but light shooting and tight shooting, about a 300 yard gun.

for 600 yds:

6 CM
6.5 CM is a tad more than 243 recoil

I wouldn't go long action, not with the two stubby options above.
 

swavescatter

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I picked up a 6.5CM Bergera B14 HMR Wilderness. Braked and a bit heavy, but my 60lb sopping wet recoil shy boys actually started fighting over whose turn it was! They hated the youth savage axis in the same caliber - kicked like a mule.
 

Lxhuntinpa

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I’m a huge 7mm-08 fan however I haven’t seen a box of ammo around here in a year so I would go with 6.5 creedmoor. Ammo is everywhere for that. Also if you search gunbroker it looks like that’s the main caliber that rifle companies are making right now
 

sdupontjr

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You didn't say weight or unless I missed it. I had a custom Rem 700 .308 with a 20" #4 shilen select match barrel threaded that you could shoot all day with no issues due to I had a little weight. Sold it and picked up a Tikka in .308 and it kicks much more. Not a lot of recoil for a rifle, but more than the 700 I had. So with not knowing what rifle your looking at, weight will make a difference in your felt recoil.
 

Vern400

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308 / 7mm-08. You want to shoot game at 600 with low recoil. If you don't punch enough energy out there you're gonna lose animals. That means heavy for caliber bullets and recoil. I want a really great 4x4 truck that gets 30 MPG too. 308 w/ 150s or better 165s old technology is the Goldilocks cartridge. Not too big and not too small. Get an epic recoil pad end use enough gun.
 

TxxAgg

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I wanted the same and have finally settled on 223 and 6.5 CM
 
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