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Recoil between two rifles??

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Unread 10-07-2013, 09:36 PM
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Recoil between two rifles??

Will a 7mm-08 recoil be noticeably more than a 25-06 if the rifles are identical, weight and everything? I would be shooting around 120's in the 25-06 and 140's in the
7mm-08. Just comparing the two for a mountain rifle for mule deer and possibly pronghorns. Thanks
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    Unread 10-08-2013, 06:56 AM
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    Re: Recoil between two rifles??

    Use this:

    Recoil Calculator
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    Unread 10-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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    Re: Recoil between two rifles??

    I would say they should be pretty close... The 7mm has a heavier bullet, with a little more than 1/2 the powder. The .25-06 has a lighter bullet, but alot more powder. To me, they feel similar...But I'm also not a recoil sensative person.
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    Unread 10-08-2013, 09:31 AM
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    Re: Recoil between two rifles??

    In this case you have to compare:

    1. Bullet weight of each.

    2. Seating depth of the bullets.

    3. Powder charge


    By this the subjective felt recoil should be about the same with both calibres.
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    Unread 10-08-2013, 06:03 PM
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    Re: Recoil between two rifles??

    Seating depth of bullet is a factor in recoil? Never heard that one before.

    Here is what the aforementioned recoil calculator requires:

    Bullet weight in grains
    Velocity in fps
    Powder charge in grains
    Weight of firearm pounds
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    Unread 10-08-2013, 06:42 PM
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    Re: Recoil between two rifles??

    This shows recoil essentially the same for an 8lb rifle...
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