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soft recoil

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by stu mackay, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. stu mackay

    stu mackay TS Member

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    What powder- wad combination do you consider the softest recoil for one ounce at app 1150 ft per sec thanks poppy5
     
  2. 525Shooter

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    PB Powder with Downrange XL Wad.
     
  3. dudleyone

    dudleyone TS Member

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    I played around with this a few years ago due to a neck injury. Tried several different wads with SR7625. The loads using Claybuster's Lightning wad were noticably softer on the shoulder. I later called Claybuster and they agreed the lightning wad was the softest shooter in their lineup.
     
  4. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    That Lightning wad (CB4100) can cover a broad spectrum of uses. Although it is marketed as a 7/8 or 1-ounce wad, its shot cup is the same depth as a 1-1/8 wad. And it seals well in straight-wall hulls as well as tapered ones. You have to be careful using it with heavy charges of high-density powders, as it is longer than a typical 1-1/8 wad. I had a informative telephone conversation a few years ago with the founder and then-owner of Claybuster Wads during which he told me that it was his favorite and most-used wad of their entire line.

    Ed
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to recoil, what powder and wad you use are largely irrelevant, in my opinion.

    If you truly have 1 ounce of shot, and it is truly going 1150 fps, you won't be able to tell one combination from another.

    Others may have different opinions.
     
  6. jdsfarms

    jdsfarms Well-Known Member

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    While some powders may have recoil that is less sharp I agree with Timb99 actual felt recoil is a matter of physics and if you want to lessen it you should consider a recoil reducer or automatic which mechanically dampens recoil.Jerry
     
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