Recoil Differences Between Ball and Slug


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scotjute
December 30, 2010, 11:23 AM
Will there be a noticeable recoil difference between shooting a patched round ball, ~188 grains weight, shot with 90 grns. of FFFg black powder, and a Minnie ball, ~ 375 grains weight, same powder load?

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mbogo
December 30, 2010, 11:24 AM
Yes. One of the factors of recoil is the weight of the ejecta; since the Minie ball weighs almost 200grs. more than the round ball, you can expect more recoil from the load firing the Minie ball.

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romel
December 30, 2010, 01:10 PM
When they are used projectiles very large is advisable to make a load of gunpowder lighter not to create overpressure.

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