I'm looking for a fairly heavy rifle to buy in a pretty kicky calibre. I'm applying for a .338 Win Mag and know it's not going to be gentle so some weight would be good!
My H&H when I had it was a BRNO 602. Even in .375 I could fire 20 rounds through it from prone in a t-shirt without feeling any discomfort. It was a heavy gun, but didn't feel it if you know what I mean? It wasn't front heavy like the heavy barrelled rifles (Tikka Varmint etc). I've looked at the CZ site and they don't do a .338WM. I've looked for used rifles in all of the rimmed case calibres that I know (.300H&H, .300WM, .300 Weatherby, .375H&H, 458WM) and there are no cheap ones so that's the re-barrel option out.
What's available? Do any of you have a heavy sporter that really cuts down on the recoil? My Tikka T3 in 6.5x55 gives me a fair wallop so in .338 it would rattle my teeth out! I wish CZ did one!