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Which has less felt recoil

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by HHS, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. HHS

    HHS TS Member

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    1 1/8 oz. load at 1200fps or a 1 oz. load at 1290 fps, #8 shot in both.
    I can't tell the difference, but maybe wife could. Looking for a load for her.
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    According to my tests with a ballistic pendulum gun and exactly those two loads, there is no difference in the recoil-speed of the gun when the two are compared.

    Neil
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    Why not load to about 1250 with a slower powder? Green Dot is famous for soft shooting, hard hitting loads.
     
  4. djpk69

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    I think Neil is right. Ever try 1150 FPS ?
    Nice calculator EDDIE
     
  5. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    If recoil is a issue, I started my wife on a 870 and STS managed recoil shells. She now shoots what ever I give her. Gun fit is key.
     
  6. ec90t

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    I know from first hand experience that a 1290 1oz load recoils less than a 1200 1 1/8oz in my Guerini sporting gun. And my gun fits me to a tee according to my fitter. I'v even went so far as to have my buddy load the gun for me and as soon as I shot it, I could tell which shell was in it.

    ec90t
     
  7. waverider

    waverider Well-Known Member

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    Crunching some numbers at the above site, all Rem components with Clays powder and 9 lb gun. The 1 oz 1290 f/s load came out about 0.9 ft/lb less actual recoil. I am surprised that Neil's measuring device could not pick that up.

    You should buy or reload 1 oz loads at 1200 f/s or less. If buying: 1 oz at 2 3/4 Dram Eq. equals about 1200 f/s. There is about a 3 ft/lb difference when comparing against the 1 1/8 oz load.

    Jason
     
  8. Old Cowboy

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    HHS, both the loads you mentioned have more recoil than nessesary for 16's or short ydge hncp. If recoil is an issue I'd recommend you have her try 1 oz #8 @ 1180 fps "XTRA Lite 8's" from 16 & 1 1/8 oz #8 @ 1145 fps "Light 8's" from short ydge hncp.

    John C. Saubak
     
  9. mrskeet410

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    "And my gun fits me to a tee according to my fitter."

    That's funny. How much did you pay to get that information? Does he do séances as well?
     
  10. mrskeet410

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    "And my gun fits me to a tee according to my fitter."

    I guess the good part is he didn't say, "Well that's all I can do for $1,000, and it still not right. You'll have to cough up another Grand to get it right."
     
  11. maclellan1911

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    The remington game loads 1oz 1290 to me do not really have much more recoil per say but its a a quick push rather than a shove to me. Best reloads to date for me. 1oz#7.5, Clays, CCI209, TGT12, 15.4grains = 1125fps. Have been useing these back to the 23 line. I also like the estate 2 3/4 dram shells.
     
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    Using the Winchester formula, the 1oz @1290 load generates about 1/2ft/lb less recoil than the 1 1/8oz @ 1200 load does. I agree with those above who say neither is required for singles and caps. 1 ounce of 8 1/2s @ 1180fps is an outstanding singles load if your barrel handles it well, and keeps the pellet count up. Works from the 20 also. If you fell she really needs 1 1/8oz, shoot light targets @ 1145fps.
     
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