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Anyone else enjoy heavy recoil sometimes?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by InkEd, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. InkEd

    InkEd Member

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    I was wondering if anyone else actually enjoys shooting guns with some recoil?

    Personally, I find it fun to squeeze off some rounds from my .44magnum. It's a fun way to "wake up your senses" when you get bored. Large calibers are just plain "fun." The loud noise, large muzzle flash, etc are enjoyable!

    Anyone else like shoot heavy recoiling guns?
     
  2. writerinmo

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    I collect Mosin Nagants... nuff said.
     
  3. NOLAEMT

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    I always get a smile out of shooting my 45/70
     
  4. The-Reaver

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    I enjoy it out of Rifle's.
     
  5. gamestalker

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    Even as an older man I just can't seem to get enough of the strive for "More Power"! One of the reasons I own a chronograph is to know I'm getting all the high powered potential of my firearms. I think those of us that enjoy the evidense of high power are the minority though.
     
  6. Ignition Override

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    Well, yes and no.

    The Enfield #5 "Jungle Carbine" is handy, powerful and fun. Despite skinny shoulders, don't have a recoil pad and really like aperture sights.

    The Yugo Mauser (8mm) is not quite as fun, probably because I really don't like the sights and can't hit much except mud or water, but I never miss. And the ammo is pretty cheap.
    The only recoil pad was to lengthen the SKS' short stock but lost it.
     
  7. Cosmoline

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    Mosins are *not* a heavy recoiling rifle. Even the M38 isn't that bad.

    If you want to start experiencing truly heavy ft lbs of recoil, load a light weight shotgun with hardcast magnum slugs. Or a Ruger No. 1 with B-Bore .45-70. That's the low end of high recoil. It goes up from there, all the way to elephant guns that can literally knock you down.

    I don't want firearms to actually bruise me. But I do enjoy the recoil of my .75 blunderbuss with 110 grains 2F in it. It's a light weight piece and really gives a good thump. But perhaps because of the black powder it's not as sharp and doesn't actually hurt.
     
  8. sonick808

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    subjective

    but yes, i do enjoy the push and bang of some bigger cartridges :)
     
  9. ultradoc

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    Ah yes. Give me a 12ga with some magnum rounds and I am happy as a clam.
     
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    Only the first shot. Then I reach for a 22LR.
     
  11. CoastieShep

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    My hardest thumper is my lightweight .308 carbine, and while I do enjoy touching off a few, it starts to get old after around 20 or so. In a handgun, I can shoot more .44 mag. than I can afford and be just fine with it.
    Biggest I've ever shot was a 375 H&H, and it just wasn't fun for me.
     
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    I dont actually enjoy heavy recoil.

    However, a few magnum 12 gauge slugs fired here and there puts a smile on my face after I reorient myself.
     
  13. LKB3rd

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    As long as I am alone at the range, I like firing some .357 in a light hot configuration for a big muzzle blast, concussion, and noise. It makes me smile. And when it hits what I aim at, it's even better.
    I think the reason is the same one that made us crash our toy trucks into each other when we were 4.
    :p
     
  14. 627PCFan

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    I like my 7mag recoil because its a good training tool. If I can shoot accurately without flinching and consistently, it makes me a better shooter of my softer guns as well.
     
  15. suzukisam

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    lets see..

    45-70 with +p handloads

    7.5" blackhawk 45lc loaded to almost 44mag velocity

    weatherby mk V 300 wby mag

    not a 600 overkill express or anything.. but they wake you up faster than a whole pot of coffee
     
  16. DeepSouth

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    My 450 Marlin is my favorite long gun to shoot, apart from the price of ammo.
     
  17. Johnonthebass

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    I know I do. Just this last weekend I finally got to shoot my new 91/30, and being kinda let down because it didn't kick nearly like I expected it to :D
     
  18. B yond

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    yes sir!
     
  19. kayak-man

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    Yes. I sometimes like a bit of recoil, thats why I enjoy taking an airweight JFrame and shotgun to the range. I do like knowing that what I'm shooting has a bit more umph than a 10/22 or .380. I don't like to just shoot hard hitting guns, but every now and then I feel the need for, as Jeremy Clarkson would say -


    POWER!!!

    :evil:

    SO yes, I do like guns with lots of recoil sometimes. Maybe I'll pick a .577 Tyranosaur sometime in the near future...

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
  20. BushyGuy

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    i do like shooting 3" Magnum 12 gauge loads out of my 870 once in awhile, but thats just abt it, my shoulder gets sore after a few mags from my Bushmaster :eek:
     
  21. firearmnut

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    My favorite gun to shoot in my collection is my Remington 375H&H mag. It dose seam that im the only one who ever wants to shoot it thou lol.
     
  22. 460Shooter

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    Yes. S&W 460 Magnum
     
  23. Manco

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    Yes, for fun, but not for defensive purposes, and the same goes for blast & flash.
     
  24. gamestalker

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    The only gun I recall not fun to shoot was a 700 ADL I bought back in the mid 1980s. It was in .270 win. and came with only a hard plastic butt plate. I'm a very small framed man, 120 lbs., so I don't have any shoulder to speak of to absorb heavy recoil, even with a good recoil pad. I tried one of those slip on recoil pads, but quickly decided that was not the answer because it was bulky and unstable.
     
  25. stuckinsocal

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    +1 and 12 ga. slugs for me.
     
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