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Ron Spomer

Recoil Levels

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So does this mean a bullet jumping from a muzzle at 3,000 fps will drive the rifle back 3,000 fps, too? No. The bullet might weigh 150 grains. The rifle might weigh 56,000 grains. That’s 373 times more mass to move, so recoil will be just 1/373rd of the bullet velocity. Recoil, then, involves mass […]

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