Re: Worst Kicking Firearm?????
Foremost in my mempry banks is a Spanish made side by side 12 guage a friend of mine had. I think it might have gone around 4.5# when loaded with the three in mag shells. The thing about it was that if you chose the wrong trigger to pull first it would loose both barrels at the same time. You had to remember front trigger first then rear. Of course when your used to only having the one trigger, you generally got the rear one first. there were several times on dove hunts where someone always ended up swapping guns with him due to the great preformance it had. Of course when this happend, they were generally always watched for the coming results. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Next would be my ex BIL's 10guage goose gun with slugs we decided would be fun to play with. One of the old bolt action jobs which had the barrel similar in length to some of the power poles. Not a fun thing to do.
Of late, my Ruger .308 Compact from the bench with stiff handloads, or any standard load for that matter. The thing just seems to knock the fun out of shooting it within about 5 rounds.
A friends Weatherby chambered in 7 mag which weighs about 7# fully loaded. Witht he 26" barrel and being so light it just stomps the crap outta ya no matter how you hold it. Still working on getting his loads worked up and not in any hurry to do much anytime soon. As mentioned it isn't the Ft/Lbs, but the FPS it comes back.
I shot a 375 H&H from a very light Remington African rifle, and put around 30 - 300gr rounds through it with less felt punishment, than from either of the two above mentioned ones. Heck the owner even had to pick up my hat and catch me and the chair a couple of shots. Sorta reminded me of what those fellows shooting the 577 looked like.
In handguns well I feel that my 454 is plenty of horsepower, and with 40 rounds of 260gr top end loads pushing hard on 2000/fps from the bench, left my arm and ahoulder sore for several days. It is a hoot to shoot but must be kept to moderation.
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"