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.