Preference of Recoil

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  • Pushing-usually associated with heavier gr. bullet weights

    79 79.00%
  • Snapping-usually associated with lighter or +p bullets

    21 21.00%
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    Preference of Recoil

    Do you prefer a firearm to recoil in a snapping motion or more of a pushing motion?

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    Push

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    I just got back from the range. I own 2 G26 (9mm). I rented a G30 (45ACP). I don't know if its the fact that I have shot 9mm for a long time, but I prefer the snapping action of the 9mm over the 45 ACP. I found it much harder to get back on target on follow up shots with the G30.

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    Push, hurts my wrist less.

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    Depends somewhat on the cal - and can't say I notice too much difference with 9mm bullet weights, and have stuck to 124's for ages. 9mm too is somewhat snappy anyways altho mild.

    When it comes to .45acp I feel more difference and vote ''push'' - per a 230 grainer.

    Perhaps most obvious perceived difference is with light snubs where a 110 perhaps vs a 140 or even 158 will IMO have a very different feel - and again I'll vote push with larger bullet. All that said - it is really not that huge of a difference in smaller guns.

    Now - maybe Bud can compare his X500 with 700 grainers - vs something ''light'' like a 400 grain or so!!!
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    Both are refreshing. I'd like to say that I enjoy the push feeling, but I always end up shooting snappy recoiled guns with great results... Go figure :)
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    Thats easy chris rather shoot the 700 its a PUSH the 440 is very snappy and hurts the wrists

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    Pushing. High frequency recoil ends up making my elbow ache. The .40, 10mm and the .357 Sig snap and tend to make me favor the 9mm and .45.

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    I feel strongly both ways. Don't believe it. I voted push and would rather have push any time.
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    Pushing - easier to get follow-up shots on target.

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    Push, that's why with the right loads I prefer 44 spl and 45 acp over 357 Mag.

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    Looks like the vote was a ''push-over''
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