Relative felt recoil

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  1. Sunklands

    Sunklands Elite Refuge Member

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    Was shooting a couple of my single shot 10 gauges(H&R and NE) before the opener of turkey season and was wondering about relative felt recoil. I’ve been shooting a 10 gauge for 25 years and it’s always been a stomper with +2oz of lead and a cut down single shot. Shot some 2.25oz Remington’s and some 2oz Winchester’s, both #4’s from a .690 choke.
     
  2. Billy Bob

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    What exactly were you wondering about recoil?
     
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    Your going to feel it with a single shot more than with an autoloader for sure. I don't even shoot loads that heavy anymore for turkeys, usually 1 7/8 oz of lead or 1 3/4 oz HW13 is the heaviest I shoot.
     
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    Man up! I shoot a SBE II w/3.5” turkey loads......but I swear my .375 H&H didn't recoils as bad! :l
     
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    Biggest problem I found over the years with so called factory turkey loads is getting adequate penetration from them, from what I've experienced the real heavy low velocity loads just don't penetrate if ranges get to far. I went to higher velocities and lighter payloads years ago and have had very good results, now I don't have problems shooting them at 45 to 50 yards if I have to.
     
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    You took the words right out of my mouth, Billy Bob........
     
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    Think his head was rattled around a bit. Having trouble....


    Now what was I saying?
     
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    Relative, in terms of lbs.(there is an equivocal answer to my ?)and what centerfire that it might be equal to. I went ahead and just looked it up and it said like, 68.9 lbs. for 10lb a gun, which was similar to a .458 rifle. Mines much lighter than 10lbs.
     
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    Guessing the gun is around 9lbs cut down here's your recoil for different weight loads
    2 1/4 oz 1210 fps..61 ft/lbs
    2 oz 1300 fps.......56.4 ft/lbs
    1 3/4 oz 1375 fps..48.3 ft/lbs
    1 5/8 oz 1450 fps..47.7 ft/lbs
    Shooting lighter loads will still get the job done and you won't get such a headache !!
     
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    No complaints here about the recoil, as a matter of fact, I wish I could lighten the BPS and Gold. Just kinda wonder where it stood among the other gauges and comparable to center fire rifles. Shot a few big bore (.500 and .600 NE) double barrel rifles and a single shot .50BMG off hand and loved it. Alot of “handling” the recoil, is how hold the gun, your stance and the mental (scared of it) part.
     
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