|01-31-2003, 12:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2002
.45acp light (185) loads vs heavy (230) loads... recoil?
So what is your opinion, does the lighter or heavier bullet produce less recoil? I've read differing opinions about the topic. I'm starting to believe that the side that says light bullets recoil less are also shooting them at less velocity. The shooting game guys seem to think the heavier bullets going slower vs. lighter bullets going faster produce less recoil/muzzle rise.
However in a thread in this topic I saw a post referring to Berrys 185grn HBRN bullet having the same profile as a 230grn, but with less recoil?
Did I just open up one of the those cans labeled "worms"?
Is this mostly shooter perception?
Out of my personal testing I seem to think that the heavier bullets seem to recoil less for me.
|01-31-2003, 01:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Issaquah, WA
Part of it is personal perception, part of it has to do with the total recoil energy, and part of it has to do with the way the recoil energy is imparted over time.
All else being equal, launching a heaver and faster projectile will generate more recoil energy than a slow, light one.
A lightweight, high velocity round will tend to produce a quick, sharp recoil impulse, and a slower, heavier one will be a longer, softer impulse...more of a push than a whack.
Which is easier/faster/more pleasant to shoot is a personal preference.
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