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Where do you draw the line on recoil? Or do you?

This is a discussion on Where do you draw the line on recoil? Or do you? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; all my pistols are 9mm. I like the quick and easy follow up shots i can get out of it. I have one M4gery that ...

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    all my pistols are 9mm. I like the quick and easy follow up shots i can get out of it. I have one M4gery that is great to shoot. i also have a Benelli M4 which has low recoil shells loaded in it. it is my house gun and I figure that at the ranges that I have in the house, those low recoil shells will do just fine.
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    I too am a big guy, 6'3'' and 300#. That said I used to love shooting the ''kick like a mule guns''. But having lived longer than I expected and not taken care of my body the way I should have... lets just say enough was enough.
    For handgun .41mag is the biggest I own and want to shoot more than a few shots out of any more. I will say though I have a Grendell .380 that I hate to fire anymore, it kicks terrible. For riffle my 30.06 is the limit for me or at least my tender shoulders. And as sgtD said if a 12ga 3'' 1oz slug out of my shottie won't kill it, it don't need killin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    I too am a big guy, 6'3'' and 300#. That said I used to love shooting the ''kick like a mule guns''. But having lived longer than I expected and not taken care of my body the way I should have... lets just say enough was enough.
    For handgun .41mag is the biggest I own and want to shoot more than a few shots out of any more. I will say though I have a Grendell .380 that I hate to fire anymore, it kicks terrible. For riffle my 30.06 is the limit for me or at least my tender shoulders. And as sgtD said if a 12ga 3'' 1oz slug out of my shottie won't kill it, it don't need killin.
    I've got a mossberg 500 12ga, with a rifled slug barrel. Last year before deer season came, I decided to check if it was sighted in.

    I took a box of 5 of those Winchester 3" sabot slugs to the range. Shot 2 at 50yds, two at 100yds. Hit close to the bull and decided I didn't need to fire the last round unless a deer was in front of the sights.

    The fourth shot felt like my shoulder was being broken. My shoulder was bruised and sore for days. I swear it kicks worse than any gun I own. Way worse than an ought-six. In fact, I think it kicks worse than an ought-six even with 2 3/4" sabot slugs.

    When I check the sights this year, I plan on making it a two shot check, cause it just aint no fun to punish yourself.
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    I can't really draw a line for any specific caliber.

    I am currently 6'3" and a pretty solid 250#. 31 years old, but have put my share of injuries on my body.

    This is what I can tell you for what I have learned about recoil during my life so far.

    When I was young, nothing had too much recoil in my book.

    When I became a young man, I drew a line somewhere in the sand.

    When I started to realize that pain was no longer fun, my line got a little closer and a little broader.

    These days, while no caliber out there truly intimadates me yet, I am happy to let the younger pups cross my line for me, and then I will decide whether or not I want to try it.
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    Somewhere between a .30-30 and a mild .308 is about my limit; .243 perhaps. With the right stock and balance, a well-made .243 with a mid-length, medium-to-heavy hunting contour barrel feels just fine.

    My M48 Mauser is a bit firm, but it's more like how a .45ACP differs from a 9mm. IMO, the 8mm Mauser simply doesn't have that sharp snap that many of the hunting calibers have. It feels like a heavy .243 "push/thud" to me, instead of a sharper "snap/crack" of a .30-06 or .270. Give me "thud" every time, even in pistols.

    Interestingly, a solid 12ga shotgun doesn't much bother me, nor does my Ithaca SKB 100 SxS 20ga, though due to the light weight and balance the Ithaca has a sharper impact than every other firearm I own, particularly with a hot load.

    For a half-day of unlimited rounds of plinking, I love the .44mag lever-action. For all day, the .357mag lever. There simply isn't enough ammo in the house to support a days-long .357 lever habit ... and that's the sad, sorry truth.
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    sgtD I have a Moss 500 too, before season now I fire 5 slugs just for a check. I've been shooting it for so long I am pretty much only just checking the functioning of the gun. Only to be young and invincible again.
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