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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Re: Newtons Third Law
You have to take into account Newtons 1st and 2nd also.
1st- A body in motion, stays in motion, until or unless acted on by an outside force.
2nd.- The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
The energy to the rear (reaction) is spread over the square inches of the butt of the gun, and takes into account the weight of the gun. Lighter gun, more kick, heavier gun, less kick. Whereas the energy forward (action) is divided among the pellets, in free space. No external weight but the pellets to decrease the energy. Only gravity and drag.
Without the weight of the gun on the forward energy of the pellets, they will be much more than the kick of the gun.
And all that energy is concentrated among the pellets. So I would guess it will have a whole lot more force than the shotgun kicks on the trigger pull.
“There is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1773