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Old 02-14-2010, 04:58 PM
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does recoil efect accuracy?

a question that has been since the invention of firearms is does recoil efect accuracy?
after you pull the triger and the gun goes BANG,if the barrel moves 6 inches to the right or or left does this efect the accuracy? or does the bullet leave the barrel way before that happens? l would say it wouldnt have a huge efect on accuracy but for shure the bullet would impact at a different spot than y7ou aimed at? is this true? l think it is.
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:16 PM
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

Sounds like a job for a high speed camera!
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Old 02-14-2010, 06:17 PM
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

I think the recoil is happening while the bullet is in the bore, handguns and slow rifles shoot heavier bullet and lighter bullets with different recoil to radically different POI's.
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

ita alittle of both. most of the recoil happens when the gas is expelling form the end of the muzzle. a smaller amout happens under the compression phase. during the compression phase your pushing a bullet down the bore but the bullet is rubbing on the barrel pulling it forward. if most of the recoil happened during compression there is no way you could get a gun to even shoot 1 moa let alone .1
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:03 PM
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

This is just a guess but I'm thinking that my 8lb rifle must be accelerated to some speed, say 18fps, from a stopped position. Something must cause that acceleration. After the bullet leaves the barrel there is not much left to affect the rifle.

Shoot your rifle with fire forming loads. Just powder and toilet paper. Not much recoil. The bullet accelerating in the bore must be the cause of the recoil. There is nothing else that would do it.

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Old 02-14-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

Take a look at about 3:30 to 3:45 of the video and you make the call but it looks to me like the bullet exits the muzzle before recoil or at least muzzle jump.

YouTube - Super Slow Motion Compilation
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Re: does recoil efect accuracy?

I shoot a 300 WBY that you really have to hold right or the torque of the recoil with larger bullets will really through it out of wack. I don't see the recoil as the problem it's me consistantly controlling and moving with the recoil.
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