Shooting the exact same load, the heavier the gun, the lower the recoil energy; a gun that weighs twice as much, kicks half as hard.

Increase the gun weight by, say, 25% and the recoil goes down by 25%. mag Remington Slugger kicks much harder than my 8-mm Mauser rifle and 7.62 x 54mm Mosin Nagant. However, you risk ruining the meat of these small-game animals when hunting with a 12-gauge. Recoil Winner: 20-gauge. Something like that. Now a days, 12 ga, 7/8 oz loads are available, if not commercially, at least from reloading. Depends on the load used the weight of the gun. How does the recoil of a 3" mag in the 20 compare to standard or even low recoil buckshot in a 12?

When you shoot a nine pound 338 Win mag compared to a 6.5 pound 3.5 inch 12 gauge your probably going to find the shotgun kicks much more.

The same shell fired from my great uncle's old single shot will bruise your shoulder.

The longer you shoot, and the harder the rifle kicks, the more likely you are to flinch.


My 20 gauge averages were better than 12 gauge in part due to the recoil. It is not just the power that is less, but also the recoil.

... .410 has less recoil than 12 and 20 gauge.

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. A 2 3/4 inch Magnum shell throwing 1 1/2 ounces of shot at 1260 fps from a 7.5 pound shotgun belts the shooter with 45.9 ft. lbs. bgavin 878 bgavin 878 SASS Wire Vet; Members; 878 1,521 posts; Gender: Male; Location: Orangevale, CA; SASS# 108882; Diamond Dick's Cowboy Town Posted July 16, 2019.
Recoil depends on the load and the gun.

In the real world, firearms chambered for less powerful

Comparin my 1895G in .45-70, with factory loads (Federal or Winchester 300 gr JHP), compared to Remington 870 w/ Winchester SSP-12 sabot slugs, the 12 ga w/ sabot slugs has more felt recoil. I assume you mean recoil.

By bgavin, July 16, 2019 in SASS Wire Saloon. The question originally asked by User-11488268546948703253 was: How strong is the recoil on a 12 gauge pump compared to a 30-06 hunting rifle? If you want to hunt deer and elk, the .300 will do the job, but it's a little heavy for much target shooting.

A 20 gauge could recoil less, more, or the same as its 12 gauge counterpart. Do not forget that rifle weight is a crucial factor in the recoil equation, inversely proportional to recoil. And, considering this is a gun that is designed for users that want to go bird hunting, it has to be accurate, and the recoil needs to be under control for rapid successive shots. Use this calculator to calculate the recoil on you rifles, handgun, and other firearms. This day and age, a 20-gauge shotgun may … And the 3 inch Magnum 12 gauge shell firing 1 7/8 ounces of shot at a MV of 1210 fps in that same 7.5 pound …

Accuracy with many rifles is Grade A, so much so that highpower rifle competitors flocked to the .260/6.5 newcomers a few years back, delighted with X-ring hits and the dearth of cumulative recoil. I don't remember the numbers, but a 12-gauge has more kick than a .30-'06.

In the table below rifle weight is given in pounds, free recoil energy is given in foot pounds, and free recoil velocity is … The 20-gauge shotguns can deliver less 60 to 75% less power as compared to the 12-gauge shotguns.

Some folks routinely shoot 12 gauge shotgun loads that range from 32 ft/lbs recoil energy for 2 3/4 - 1 1/4 oz load to 52 ft/lbs for 3" 1 5/8 oz loads A

Depends on the load used the weight of the gun. Both the 10 gauge and 16 gauge, while less commonplace, are still available in the United States. Another thing to think about is how the weapon is fired.