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PSI/Recoil

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Mojo, Oct 5, 2008.

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo Member

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    Back in the day I used to view approx. psi as an indication of how much
    "kick' there was in a particular load. Since I started reloading again,
    I have heard this may not be the case. Anyone got a clarification on this?

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Very little relationship between PSI and recoil.

    Shot charge wieght is the biggest factor. That said, a 1325 FPS one ounce load will have a bit more recoil than the same shot weight at 1200 FPS.

    I personally notice the same speed/shot weight loads recoil less in strait walled cases compared to tapered.

    Finally, people seem to have different results. One guy says Load A kicks hard, another Load B.

    HM
     
  3. Mojo

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    HM - staying with same hull and shot drop you are say a recipe that is 10,000
    psi is no dif than one at 9,000 psi?
     
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