Originally Posted by reynolds357
My 700 BDL with 250's is pure sadistic torture.
Model 700's, w/o a recoil pad seem to be - My late bud got rid of one in .30-06 to another bud who says the same thing about it that he did.
The 3rd pal says the recoil of the .30-06 M700ADL is noticably worse then his 1980's .30-06 M70 Featherweight - but it's a tad more accurate.
I'd opt for the Whelan, for nothing else than if not for resale value down the road someday - most Euro chamberings are a tough sell, in a used rifle sale in the US.