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Old March 25th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #1
 
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Finally had an opportunity to shoot my 416 Ruger Alaskan. It was a dedicated AK day so just a few rounds to get a feel for the recoil this package generates. I gotta say I was shocked at how mild it was. Ammo was Hornady DGS. Considerably more pleasant to shoot than my old Whitworth 458WM, even with plinking ammo. I'm hooked.



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The gun is well balanced and does not recoil as high the numbers would show as the stock redirects it and the muzzle break helps.
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The gun is well balanced and does not recoil as high the numbers would show as the stock redirects it and the muzzle break helps.
No brake. It's one of the Hogue stocked versions with unthreaded muzzle.
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If you have the rifle I think you have I have the same one in 375 Ruger - black overmolded Hogue stock, matte stainless steel? I bought mine with dreams of a coastal brown bear hunt in Alaska and then found out what such a hunt costs and realized it was not gonna happen unless I win the lottery (which ain't gonna happen cuz I don't play....). I do like the rifle though and ended up dropping mine into a Boyd's black pepper laminate thumbhole stock just to be different. What do you have planned for yours - hunting? Don't have to have a purpose beyond some big fun at the range. That's what mine is now except I sometimes tell myself I can use it to go hunt for hogzilla here.
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I would love to finally get back to hunting. For the foreseeable future hogs will be the only thing in my budget. The only stock upgrade I would like to do is swap for the full length pillar bedded stock for a touch more weight.
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Managed to pull some screenshots of full recoil.



I still wanna upgrade to the full aluminum block Hogue. Their CS rep advised to order the heavy varmint profile version of the stock to fit the Alaskan's thick tube.
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I would love to finally get back to hunting. For the foreseeable future hogs will be the only thing in my budget. The only stock upgrade I would like to do is swap for the full length pillar bedded stock for a touch more weight.
For my .375 Ruger with Hogue over-molded stock, 2 pillars, I added some lead shot by removing the recoil pad. I put the shot in zip-lock baggies in order to keep track of it. Shoved it in and replaced the recoil pad. I was able to get 2 lbs. in. Did this before the first shot as a prevention against developing a flinch. Removed the weight in stages until all gone. Eventually was able to acquire a high quality lightweight fiberglass stock that I put a mercury recoil reducer in. Final weight is a little less than the Hogue, but has the mercury. Been very happy with the result.

I have (2) Hogue over-molded stocks if anyone is in need. (1) has 2 lbs of shot in it.
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