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#5390989 - 10/31/14 12:16 PM Lowdown on Recoil
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Have a question. I thought that in the same caliber, the heavier the bullet, the more recoil you'd have from that rifle. A buddy says it's the opposite.....the lighter the bullet, the more the rifle will kick. For example...all other things being equal (same rifle, same caliber, same amount of powder, etc)...would a 270 shooting a 130 grain bullet kick more or less than 150 grains?
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#5390993 - 10/31/14 12:19 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Ag Hunter 78]
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Your buddy is wrong, go rub it in his face.
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#5391036 - 10/31/14 12:57 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Ag Hunter 78]
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If pressures were the same, the lighter the bullet, the less recoil energy. It's simple physics.

270 Win
130 at 3060 fps
150 grain at 2850 fps

Show his this: http://www.handloads.com/calc/recoil.asp
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#5391061 - 10/31/14 01:09 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Ag Hunter 78]
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Heavier bullet = more recoil
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#5391075 - 10/31/14 01:19 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: FiremanJG]
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All other factors being equal, powder selection alone can make a real difference also.

I was doing some load workup for a 260.

Using the same bullets at comparable velocities, H4350 had noticeably sharper recoil than H4831sc, which was a slower push in comparison.

Based on finding an accurate load with the H4831, I chose it because of the milder recoil.

I noticed the recoil difference between powders while using the same bullet when working up a 45 load also.



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#5391100 - 10/31/14 01:33 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Using the same bullets at comparable velocities, H4350 had noticeably sharper recoil than H4831sc, which was a slower push in comparison.


+1. I've seen the same thing with other calibers also.
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#5392005 - 11/01/14 07:31 AM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Ag Hunter 78]
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Get a break if its to much recoil for you and some hearing protection. I have breaks on three of my rifles and I would estimate it reduces +40% recoil.

And yes, the heavier the bullet the heavier the recoil..........Powder does make a difference also.

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#5392627 - 11/01/14 05:11 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Ag Hunter 78]
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To me, a 270 is not that much less than a 30/06, even when you shoot 130's.
But yes, heavier bullet gets more recoil all things being equal.

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#5392859 - 11/01/14 08:16 PM Re: Lowdown on Recoil [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
To me, a 270 is not that much less than a 30/06, even when you shoot 130's.
But yes, heavier bullet gets more recoil all things being equal.


Completely agree.
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