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Recoil Differences Between Ball and Slug

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by scotjute, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. scotjute

    scotjute Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. mbogo

    mbogo Well-Known Member

    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.

  3. romel

    romel Well-Known Member

    When they are used projectiles very large is advisable to make a load of gunpowder lighter not to create overpressure.

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