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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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recoil difference

due to a new medication i have become recoil senstive due to bruising. has anyone else noticed that at a given bullet weight/velocity combination some powders seem to cause a different feeling recoil. newton's laws say mass and velocity equal recoil but some powders seem "softer." or is it all in my "head?"
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-20-2011, 12:39 PM
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Re: recoil difference

No it is not in your head. Different powders reach peak pessure in different ways and times. That is why we have different powders. Some powders go as far as even having a pressure spike.

You can put lower recoil loads together for any cartridge out there if you are an experienced reloader. If you are not experienced then either find someone who is, or buy a less recoil cartrdige in factory loads.

But the answer to your question is yes. Bullets and powder do make a big difference. Tom.
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Re: recoil difference

There is a good article in the new HANDLOADER magazine regarding reloading to minimize recoil.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 08:48 AM
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Re: recoil difference

For some reason, could be that i`m in my 60`s, I`ve turned recoil shy. I shoot a .243 and just lately a .257 Roberts. They are a pleasure to shoot. I have a pretty good load for my Roberts and it is not near the top end load. I shoot a lot of Black Powder and found out the 2F is easier on the shoulder than 3F. Has more of a push rather than a sharp rap, just my opinion.....
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Re: recoil difference

I believe stoolshooter may be talking about the article about using IMR Trailboss for reduced recoil loads...I think they may have listed a recoil poundage comparison chart of using conventional powders vs. trailboss.

I haven't used trailboss in anything except my 44-40 for case air gap, and it kicks like a .22 anyway. I hand weigh each charge, but I can't imagine trailboss metering well through any thrower...it somtimes clogs up my powder funnel.

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Re: recoil difference

I was reading some old issues of Handloader, and came across the IMR trailboss reduced recoil loads. If interested, its issue #265(April 2010).

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Re: recoil difference

You might want to look into AA-
5744 powder.

Absolutely awesome for reduced loads. I shoot 170 gr. cast flatnoses out of a Model 94 .307 Win using 5744. I talked to a ballistician from Accurate Arms. He told me that the only criteria for a "minimum load" of 5744 is that it will drive the bullet out of the barrel.

I've not chronographed my .307 loads.........mostly because I don't care. I just load them for recoil free fun. But, I'd almost bet that it'd put one of those cast balls out the far side of a deer at 50 or 100 yards.......with basically NO recoil.

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