Recoil between two rifles??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Elkwonder, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Elkwonder

    Elkwonder Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  6. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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