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    Reducing recoil due to injuries

    Any suggestions on reducing recoil on shoulders post major injury.
    Im 3 months into rehab and starting to want to get out hunting ( at least 3 months to go).
    Would like to use my 300WSM as need to have some power at longer ranges to make up for a lack of mobility ( wrecked ankle also ).

    Any tips, tricks, techniques or preffered products that can be reccomended ?

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    Shoot small animals at closer ranges with smaller calibre rifle!
    Small animals will weight less - more so when you bone them out on the spot and only take the meat!
    A smaller calibre rifle will typically shoot a lighter weight projectile meaning less recoil. Smaller calibre rifle will likely be lighter over all as well, saving your ankle. You could put a muzzle break on your smaller calibre rifle to further reduce the recoil without increasing the weight much.
    Shooting them at closer ranges will suit your smaller calibre rifle and also mean you have to carry the less meat a shorter distance, saving both your shoulder and you ankle!

    I suggest you hunt rabbits with a 22LR - have fun!
    Another option would be take up fishing!
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    Brake it. Or buy a smaller calibre.
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    The 300 already has a suppressor.
    Im sick of shooting small animals !!!
    I can run the 308 barrel but would like the range and margin for error that the 300 has.

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    Get a gel pad for your shoulder, as used by shot gunners, stops the bruising
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    The best ways to decrease recoil is to increase the rifle mass, reduce the projectile mass and velocity, use a muzzle brake or a suppressor. What recoil pad do you have? Limbsavers work well to reduce recoil.
    Seeing as you want to keep it for long range shooting reducing projectile mass and velocity is probably not an option, increasing rifle mass is hard to do and might damage your shoulder when carrying. I would get a muzzle brake made up and buy some electronic ear muffs. I have one of KiwiGregs T2's on my 7RUM, it is awesome!
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    I had a shoulder rebuilt twice 7? Years ago, it has 21 screws in it!! I found recoil very painful for the first year, did rather well shooting left hand for while but difficult with everything on the wrong side, tried suppressing guns but still didn't take the initial push out that was causing the grieve.
    Brought a brake of Kiwi Greg after my gun smith said give one a go, and never looked back, a T2 or similar on your Wsm will make recoil non existent.
    When your injury is better you can dump the brake if you want.
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    You could go hunting with a mate and have them shoot it and carry it!

    You could replace the projectiles in your 300WSM with wax - reduced projectile weight means reduced recoil and wax projectiles won't hit anything so you don't need to carry anything afterwards!

    If you are right handed, you could shoot left handed!

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    .243? Still reaches out a long way and very mild to shoot with a suppressor on it. Heavy weight rifles will be your friend in reducing recoil too.

    My arm is shaped like a banana, 2 plates, 21 screws...like brads said, it gets better

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    I'm with the others that have suggested a T2 brake.
    I'm really impressed with mine.

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    well Im going to play devils advocate here...AGAIN......
    if you have stuffed shoulder so recoil is an issue and a stuffed ankle so mobility is an issue??????how the hell are you intending to recover and utilise any animal you shoot?????
    my .270 now wears a GW Spartan suppressor and it has taken recoil way down. if you limit your range a LITTLE you could drop projectile weight a LITTLE and that will drop recoil a LOT.
    why not put 300 away for now and use smaller cartridge and sneak in closer slowly?????
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    The only way to significantly reduce recoil is a decent muzzle brake, suppressors aren't the answer for recoil reduction.



    I will be doing some comparisons in a week or two with the 300 Wsm.

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    I agree with Kiwi Greg. Brakes are the only way to reduce recoil. I think I was told suppressors reduce by about 20% and brakes can be upwards towards 50%. I reckon a brake halved the recoil on my magnum I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    well Im going to play devils advocate here...AGAIN......
    if you have stuffed shoulder so recoil is an issue and a stuffed ankle so mobility is an issue??????how the hell are you intending to recover and utilise any animal you shoot?????
    And i thought i was subtle...
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