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Rifle weight and recoil

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chains1240, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. chains1240

    chains1240 Well-Known Member

    I was reading on a Chuck Hawkes website that a recoil reduction of 10% for an increase of rifle weight of 10% can be achieved. This was a rough estimate. Am I correct in thinking that if a 7.5# rifle shooting 150 grain .308 has 15.8# of recoil then a 9# rifle shooting the same round has about 11.06# of recoil?
  2. dirtyjim

    dirtyjim Well-Known Member

    i think stock design and shooting position affects how a gun recoils more than the weight of the rifle does.
    i can shoot most big bores from a standing rest all day but a couple of rounds from the same rifle on a bench and i'm done.
    several of my rifles also have a lot of drop in the stock and they are great from a standing rest but brutal from a bench.

    my 10,75x68mm is scary light for a dg rifle , 9 pounds, but its recoil is very mild.
  3. Water-Man

    Water-Man Well-Known Member

    Weight of firearm does affect recoil but, as dirtyjim has said, there are other factors as well.

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