Over the summer I picked up a Rem 700BDL in 35 Whelen. As most of you know, after some problems, I got it shooting great. The trouble I'm having now it the recoil. Call me a wuss, but I can only fire about 6 rounds before my shoulder is crying uncle. I thought about another recoil pad, but not sure how much that would help as it already has a substantial pad on it.
A friend mentioned getting a muzzle brake for it. I would love to get one put on, but don't feel like plunking down the cash. I found a clamp on that looks promising, but I'm worried that it will mar up the barrel. Someone else, probably tong in cheek, said to get it ported. I thought that was only an option for shotguns.
So what is everyone's opinion on this? I really need to do something before next summer. I'm going to get the supplies this winter to hand load, so 6 rounds at a time just won't work at the range next summer.
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