Rifle Recoil Table

The following chart assumes an 8 pound gun weight.

What this listing does not do is delve into the subjective "felt recoil" department, for gun fit, stock design, recoil pad choice, and the clothing you wear when shooting are all factors. Naturally, felt recoil is cumulative, for what is called "not bad" for a few shots might well have you begging for mercy twenty or thirty quick shots later. The high recoil levels of the .375 H & H and .458 WinMag are not quite as brutal as the listing shows, for those cartridges are most often used in commensurately heavy firearms.

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