147's loaded with fast burning powders have less recoil than 124's loaded with slow burning powders. On my Desert Eagle, it has 6" in which to accelerate the bullet. The formula for ammo with the least recoil is to use heavy bullets in combination with a gunpowder than produces the least recoil. Your barrel length and twist rate will play a part in your ammo selection, with heavier bullets requiring a faster twist rate. For more detailed, 1 grain is equal to 1/7000th of a pound. The 9×23 Winchester cartridge is a powerhouse round that few have heard of. Recoil is straight backward. Apparently recoil hasn’t made its way to Hollywood and that part of the West Coast yet. There are people who swear by a heavier bullet weight in their self defense rounds and it is true that certain brands and product lines have better track records than others. The easier way, that doesn’t require taking a hammer to your gun or seeing a gunsmith to adjust your hardware, is to try changing the weight of the bullets you’re shooting. Selecting a caliber that is adequate for the game and conditions you are hunting in will be more important than any particular bullet weight. They typically shoot whatever is cheapest and most available without any problems. The Rainier bullet nose is slightly pointy, which makes it a little longer than it would be if it had the same nose shape as the Berry's bullets. There are all sorts of slang terms for a round of ammunition. Hello, I just bought a rifle chambered in .375 HH and have this question regarding recoil. Okay, so the first part: what you gain and lose with lighter-for-caliber bullets compared to heavy-for-caliber bullets. Any suggestions would be appreciated. A light bullet, say your 115gr WWB leaving the muzzle at 1190fps would have a recoil of 0.608 slug-ft/sec. The .300 Ultra Mag is known for lots of power along with minimal bullet drop and wind drift at extended range. The snappier recoil that people experience with lighter bullets likely results from their faster acceleration. Lighter bullets traveling faster usually feel “snappier,” for instance. The grain of a bullet is simply its weight. You may find a lighter bullet has performed consistently better than a heavy bullet in a ballistic testing (or vice versa); because of all the factors involved, relying solely on bullet weight is unrealistic. This was confirmed by both methods of measuring recoil. That;'s the beauty of the 327. When shooting rifles at longer distances, bullet weight becomes more important. Is it really true that they all fall to 230-grain ball .45 ACP? Recoil was measured two ways. 9mm bullet is 0.355" diameter. The .45 ACP TRP firing a 230-grain bullet at 880 feet per second generates 5.43 foot-pounds of energy. This means that the lighter bullet will spend less time in the barrel than the slower moving heavy bullet, causing a difference in perceived recoil. This article basically contains two parts. Messages: 4,477 Likes Received: 8. Within each caliber, you will notice that there are certain bullet weights you see more often than others. Reply. Many shooters say that the light, fast bullet seems “snappier” while the heavy bullet’s recoil is more of a flat push. Light bullets tend to have a quicker "snappy" feel while the heavy bullets tend to have a slower "pushy" feel. The bullet wgt vs recoil issue is based on like PF/loads/impact-I guess. The other characteristic you might notice as you shoot groups for elevation is that you’re getting better or worse groups with different bullet weights, and your gun might be running more or less reliably between ammo types. However, this slight deviation in shape that would result in a small deviation in internal volume did not adversely affect the main results. We frequently get questions about what all these descriptors on the box mean, and one of the most common questions is what “grain” is and what you should be shooting. Hence, there is no obvious advantage of one bullet weight over another. The .223 Rem. Also, like you, prefer the Speer Gold Dot 100 grain SD loads to the AE. Recoil is generated as force is applied. Unfortunately, there are no particular rules of thumb as to what will hit higher or lower. Bullet penetration and expansion are far more important than weight when selecting a round that will be used on targets other than paper and steel. Sometimes these nicknames are misleading and cause confusion. For those using the metric, 1 grain is equal to 15.41gram. Also, please understand that there are dozens of loads for any given bullet weight in any cartridge that will produce the same velocity, but a different amount of recoil. Many shooters claim that the recoil of light and heavy bullets feels different when loaded to the same power factor. What works well in one gun may not be reliable in another, but by evaluating your needs and implementing a little bit of experimentation, you’ll be able to find the best fit for you and your gun. Recoil energy (free recoil) greater than 20 foot-pounds force (27 J) will cause most shooters to develop a serious flinch, and the recoil energy of an 8-pound (3.6 kg) rifle firing a 165-grain (10.7 g) 30-06 bullet at 2,900 feet per second (880 m/s) is 20.1 foot-pounds force (27.3 J). You see, it matters how much gunpowder is required to achieve the necessary velocity, because gunpowder weight affects recoil force. 1SOW, Jan 12, 2011 #8. As long as you're not comparing bullets of drastic differences in design and construction, such as jacketed versus frangible, or working with vastly different COLs, this rule holds. The original load, a lead round-nose 158-grain bullet, was marginal as a stopper. Sometimes you find a cartridge that really shines when it's handloaded, and it reinforces the notion that reloaders can improve the performance of their chosen cartridge and firearm. The science behind long range rifle shooting is vast and confusing, but there are many precision shooters out there who can offer guidance and education on the topic. UziLand Member. Find out how to load the 9x23 Winchester. The longer bullet will take up more case and raise the chamber pressure. The following test will determine the optimal bullet weight(s) with the lowest possible recoil while still achieving a desired power factor. Muzzle loader is slow recoil. Where lead-free bullets must be used, the 35-grain Ballistic Silvertip LF in 22-250 Rem. 280 AI Handy for Handloading No. Many shooters say that the light, fast bullet seems “snappier” while the heavy bullet’s recoil is more of a flat push. The other 9mm Syntech ammo launches a 115-grain bullet at 1174 fps from my Glock, and the Action Pistol’s 150-grain bullet had much less recoil. For the average shooter, reading the description on a box of ammo can make it feel like you’re deciphering a secret message. Recoil-shy shooters can opt for lighter bullets, such as a 150-grain (9.7 g) bullet. For all things ballistics, reloading and ammunition related, turn to. Something else to consider, though, is wind deflection. In general, you may find that your gun performs with better accuracy with a certain bullet w. eight. For the price of a few boxes of ammunition, you can make your gun shoot to its sights, change how its recoil feels in your hands, and even make it more accurate and reliable. If you load one totally different than the other then all bets are off. Selecting a caliber that is adequate for the game and conditions you are hunting in will be more important than any particular bullet weight. Lbs.) As we know, every fraction of a second can determine who wins the match. Palmettostatearmory. Hunting- Picking out a round for hunting follows the same line of thinking as picking out a round for self defense – you want to stop (in this case, kill) your living target. The .300 Blackout is here to stay, and we take some time to look at new technology surrounding this cartridge. Does 115gr 9mm have more or less felt recoil than 147gr? One is a Steyr SBS Forester and the other is a Sako AV. You may find a lighter bullet has performed consistently better than a heavy bullet in a ballistic testing (or vice versa); because of all the factors involved, relying solely on bullet weight is unrealistic. The Action Pistol’s 205-grain bullet produced a noticeably softer recoil impulse. Using heavier bullets solves the problem, but I have also found that there is a limit to the advantage of a heavier bullet. Picking out a round for hunting follows the same line of thinking as picking out a round for self defense – you want to stop (in this case, kill) your living target. I personally found for myself that running any bullet faster than 1,200fps had pretty unpleasant recoil and long shot recovery times. But that don't stop me from playin' with "odd" bullet … Created around a 250 grain bullet, the standard 450 Hornady ammunition can knock a round at 2,200 FPS despite its much lesser size. If those are still too much, there are also some very easy shooting 32 H&R loads you might want to look at. The .300 Ultra Mag can fire the same weight bullet approximately 200-300fps faster than the .300 Win Mag. At 500 yards the lighter bullet shoots 3-inches flatter, maybe the difference between hit and miss. Recoil for different bullet weights in the .45 ACP was tested using Winchester 231 gunpowder. When loaded with a 108-grain bullet, the projectile breaks at a muzzle velocity of 2700fps. Bullet penetration and expansion are far more important than weight when selecting a round that will be used on targets other than paper and steel. Light bullets produce more recoil than heavy bullets because they require more gunpowder to achieve their higher required velocity. I can't really get into ballistics, but I can tell you I notice a difference between 125 and 158 gr bullets. This is known as power factor. Features such as the no-clog hollow point bullet and a design and powder load specifically for use in a full size handgun contributed to the decision as well as consistent performance in testing. 437.5 grains equals one ounce. Versatility “Versatility” refers to both range of bullet weights available and range of actions chambered in a specific cartridge. and 223 Rem. 300 Ultra Mag vs 300 Win Mag. This is the same for 115 grain, 124 grain, and 147 grain bullet. Apparently recoil hasn’t made its way to Hollywood and that part of the West Coast yet. Bullet grain (gr) refers to the weight of the bullet and not the whole cartridge. I have shot the 125 grain Sierra Pro Hunter in the M14 in NRA High Power Rifle competition in the 200 yard standing slow fire and sitting rapid fire stages. Never-the-less, the table below should give a reasonably accurate comparison of the recoil of most popular rifle cartridges. Lighter bullets must travel faster than heavier bullets to reach the same power factor and therefore require more gunpowder. Now, if you stuffed a 180 grain bullet into the .308 and a 130 grain into the 7mm-08, a shooter would detect a reasonable difference. Ten rounds were fired with each load. To test which bullet weight gives you the edge, three or four different charge weights were prepared with each bullet weight. It’s not unusual to be limited to doing no more than hammering the rear sight to one side or the other to shift your hits left or right. Many shooters say that the light, fast bullet seems “snappier” while the heavy bullet’s recoil is more of a flat push. The gun is secured in the device's rocker arm, and this assembly pivots upward when the gun fires, much like a person's hands and arms move when firing a handgun. To learn more about power factor, check out this post. It is calculated by multiplying the bullet weight by the velocity, then dividing by 1,000. For a backpack .357 mag I would look at Buffalo Bores 140gr .357 Short barrel load with the Barnes bullet. Other factors that can alter perceived recoil include barrel length, gun weight and design, and the shooter’s grip and stance. As you can see, you can change quite a few things about the way your gun shoots without the hassle of making changes to your equipment. They are both stout. We ping steel with a .300 WinMag at over a mile. Heavy bullets are less affected by wind and other external conditions. Federal’s other .40 S&W Syntech load uses a 165-grain bullet and it speeds along at 1091 fps from my S&W M&P. The test gun was a Para Ordnance P14-45 and was fired while held in a Ransom Rest (Figure 2). Two different rounds could have different bullet weights and different velocities, but equal the same power factor. Would someone enlighten me on felt recoil/vs grain of bullet. When Bullet Tooth Tony fires that massive handgun, his hands hardly move. Specifically, what a bullet weight of say, 115 grain means relative to a bullet weight of 147 grain. Do the bullets produce the same amount of recoil at the same power factor? I tried to control for this by using the same type of bullet (plated), albeit two different brands. For example, you’ll find Federal American Eagle 9mm ammo in. Local gun store had some 165 in stock so I bought a couple of boxes of Blazer Brass. A real 50 AE cartridge, on the other hand, has a substantial 300 grain bullet. Heavier bullets are often described as having less felt recoil, but perhaps not enough to account for other characteristics of how the gun feels and behaves through the firing cycle. Does it make a difference if you're carrying 9mm 147-grain or 115-grain? Most likely the 110 and 125 grain bullet loads. A heavy bullet may be less likely to be affected by external conditions such as wind, but it also may be harder to stabilize resulting in keyholing, or the bullet entering the target sideways. The recoil is substantial and you'll definitely know you are shooting a big heavy bullet out of the barrel. Because there are so many factors that contribute to recoil, we can’t determine how bullet weight alone impacts it. I really don’t remember. The Future Of Special Operations Small Arms. that is sometimes indicated on the cartridge box. Bullet Weight & Recoil. If you purchase a 55-grain cartridge, meaning the actual weight of bullet passing the barrel is equal 55 grain. When you see “grain” (sometimes abbreviated as “gr.” or “grs.”) preceded by a number on a box of ammo, it is referencing the weight of the bullet. With all these variables, it’s near impossible to definitively say which bullet weight has the most effect on recoil. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by UziLand, Jun 26, 2014. A grain is a unit of measurement of mass. My goal is to get back on target as fast as possible while shooting timed qualifiers. If you’re choosing a self defense round, bullet weight should not be your initial concern. The 9mm Automatic solves the common issue of cartridge taper in the 9mm Luger. make perfect sense for plinking. a 5/8 oz slug has less recoil than a 7/8 oz slug fired from my 20 ga shotgun. What I'm saying is that if you loaded a: 95 grain 9mm bullet with .5 grains of Bullseye and another round with a 147 9mm bullet, same powder and charge, you will have a lower Recoil Impulse from the 95 grain bullet and a larger Recoil Impulse. RN 1000rds Reman, PRICE $201.04 from 9MM LUGER This means a faster recoil impulse. COL is another variable that can affect these results since it affects pressure, which affects velocity. We look at the futuristic .450 Bushmaster and how it compares to the tried and true .45-70. Because heavy bullets generally travel at a slower velocity and don’t rotate as fast, they can be harder to stabilize than a lighter, faster moving bullet. There are many shooters who have never paid any attention to bullet weight. Go shopping, shooting, and experiment! If you are new to shooting though, it may not be a familiar term, so what is bullet grain? Depending on what competition venue and division you are competing in, power factor will probably be important to you and you will need to be sure your ammo is meeting the set requirements. Mar 21, 2011 #2. To get the “silent but deadly” effect that .300 BLK is known for, it must be fired with the heavier 220 grain bullets which travel at slower subsonic velocities. A heavier bullet will not always have more recoil than a lighter bullet, as many factors come in to play. this is not true if I shoot reduced recoil ammo however. Lighter bullets need more velocity to reach the 165 power factor, and that requires more gunpowder (Table 3). Again, you need a round powerful enough to penetrate the vital organs of your target. A grain is a unit of measurement of mass. A real 50 AE cartridge, on the other hand, has a substantial 300 grain bullet. Punching cans or paper hardly calls for a heavy bullet or an expensive, controlled expansion model. They have less recoil because they require less gunpowder. My experience has been with 175 gr 45 swcs and 155gr .40 swcs. If you have a gun that has trouble feeding what you’re shooting, changing the weight of the bullet in your ammunition can change the profile, and with it, help your gun work better. Power factor requirements are determined by which division one competes in, and might be caliber specific. To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine. Do not forget that rifle weight is a crucial factor in the recoil equation, inversely proportional to recoil. Thus with a 168 Grain .308 Winchester cartridge, the bullet will weigh 10.88 grams. Too bad. Within each caliber, you will notice that there are certain bullet weights you see more often than others. One last time, remember that the grain just measures the mass of the projectile, not all the cartridges. We know that is 147 grains, or 0.021 Lb. The following copper-plated bullets were tested: Berry's 230-grain RN, Rainier 200-grain RN and Berry's 185-grain HBRN (Figure 1). You also might see that ammo with different bullet weights won’t always look alike. The second method of measuring recoil was mathematical and used the bullet weight, gunpowder charge weight and velocity. One weight might have a more rounded tip while another is more squared off and blunt. Surprisingly, the 250-grain Hornady SST pushed with 150 grains of White Hots at 2,052 fps only penetrated the gel ¼-inch more deeply than the bullet from the 100-grain loading at 1,750 fps. The pistol was virtually recoiling too much and hurting my hand. bullets. Shooters who just want to plink at the range can usually find an affordable round that consistently makes both their gun and wallet happy. I also carried out other tests involving different weights, and I can confidently claim that the heavier the bullet, the less its breaking velocity. Rock River Arms LAR-15M .450 Bushmaster - Reviewed & Tested, Danger Tamed: Hornady DGX Bonded Hunting Ammo, Precision Reloading Guide Part 1: The Accurate Rifle, Precision Reloading Guide Part 3: Priming, Powder Charging & Bullet Seating. Two different rounds could have different bullet weights and different velocities, but equal the same power factor. This can differ from gun to gun and experimenting with different rounds is the best way to figure out what works best for you. Competition- Depending on what competition venue and division you are competing in, power factor will probably be important to you and you will need to be sure your ammo is meeting the set requirements. So what are you waiting for? A common distinction is between "Minor" and "Major" power factor, and it determines the score value of peripheral hits. Here’s a brief look at some common uses and some considerations to make for each. This isn’t the weight of the entire round of ammunition, but just the projectile that leaves the barrel. Chamber pressure is going to be higher. The use of multiple charge weights allows you to calculate the gunpowder weight required to achieve the 165 power factor with linear regression. Two inches, single action, 25 yards, with Critical Defense 110-grain FTX bullets. This value was then used to calculate recoil force. Precision Shooting- When shooting rifles at longer distances, bullet weight becomes more important. Inexpensive FMJs like the 147-grain in 308 Win and 30-06 or the 55-grain in 223 Rem. Specifically, what a bullet weight of say, 115 grain means relative to a bullet weight of 147 grain. Which one is better? They typically shoot whatever is cheapest and most available without any problems. All of this is good and fine in theory, but what does that mean to you practically? Bullet grain vs recoil Very general 3d visualization of accelerometer objects. How the shooter feels the recoil, though, is totally subjective, so even though a heavier round may technically generate recoil, it’s still a matter of how you personally perceive the blast. These cheap postwar variants offer perhaps the best value on the vintage-Mauser market. Competition shooters want minimal recoil and the current trend shows shooters that compete with lighter polymer guns lean towards heavier bullets, while those shooting heavy race guns favor lighter bullets. Does grain weight actually matter? With 125 grain, I don't feel hardly any recoil … Now I'm wondering about bullet choice...will we notice the difference in recoil between a 120 grain bullet, and a 140 grain bullet, such as the Nosler Ballistic Tip? These are the weights most commonly offered by manufacturers, though you may occasionally come across a less common weight that is usually made for specialty purposes. Mar 21, 2011 #2. No. Ultimately, find a cartridge that performs well under testing or real world applications and most importantly, one that functions well in your gun. Specifically, i show how the Wii remote controller is positioned using the wrj4P5 drivers. Just seems to work well for me (just like 230 and 200 gr. Lighter bullets must travel faster than heavier bullets to reach the same power factor and therefore require more gunpowder. Some of the coolest new optics introduced this year range from Aimpoint's new COMPM5B red dot... James Tarr runs through the 3-Second Headshot drill. Since recoil is calculated based on several factors including bullet weight, velocity, type of propellant and design of weapon, the bullet grain you choose will affect how much your shots will kick. Considerations that need to be taken include the size and anatomy of the game, the terrain, the distance at which you are shooting, and the laws and regulations where you are hunting. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. There are many ammo options on the market, and bullet weight is just one of many considerations to make when picking out the right rounds for you. Same powder, the 140d are more recoil, but slower vs faster isn’t what I am thinking about. Joyce W. Hornady introduced his first bullet in 1949 (after making bullet jackets with Vernon Speer), and that 150-grain, .308-inch-caliber spire-point developed his reputation. Third, there is the issue of recoil impulse. For instance, in casual conversation a cartridge may be referred to as a bullet. but normally it will produce more recoil. If we look at IPSC, for example, there is a requirement for a minimum PF of 125 for divisions shooting minor. For example, in some divisions of USPSA competition, in order for pistol ammunition to qualify for Major, it must be at least .40 caliber and achieve a 165 power factor. Physics dictates that bullet grain will play a role in recoil. Competition shooters want minimal recoil and the current trend shows shooters that compete with lighter polymer guns lean towards heavier bullets, while those shooting heavy race guns favor lighter bullets. Most fast varmint-type cartridges work just fine, but there are a few that excel. This may be a silly question but i found the recoil while shooting at the range 115 grain had more recoil than a 124 grain. Other factors that can alter perceived recoil include barrel length, gun weight and design, and the shooter’s grip and stance. The exact Force is difficult to calculate, but generally Force = Mass * acceleration. With all these variables, it’s near impossible to definitively say which bullet weight has the most effect on recoil. For most plinking at the range, not a whole lot. There are specialty rounds available specifically for. Reloading tools are a lot like kitchen appliances; there are a lot that make life easier, but only a few that are absolutely necessary. Units are not important you can ignore them. This comparison has been run several times with different calibers, bullet brands and gunpowder (.40 S&W with mixed brand 165-, 180- and 200-grain jacketed bullets; .38 Super with mixed brand 115-, 130-, 147- and 180-grain jacketed bullets), and the result is the same; heavy bullets produce less recoil and require less gunpowder than light bullets for the same power factor. What cartridge would you choose for a dedicated predator-hunting cartridge? While I've used 115 (lots) and 147 gr bullets in my 9mms I have a reloaded some thousands 124/125 gr. The lighter the bullet, the lower the force requirement to accelerate it to a given velocity. By contrast, our average handload for the .25-06 Remington uses a 100-grain bullet on top of 52.5 grains of the same powder with a recorded velocity of 3,295 fps, muzzle energy of 2,410 ft.lbs., a recoil impulse of 2.63 lbs.sec. The 115 grain bullet produces 3.38 ft lbs of recoil force, the 147 grain bullet produces 3.18 ft lbs of recoil force. 165-grain vs 180-grain .40 S&W ammo? Joined: Mar 6, 2009 Location: 42. It was earth-shattering in 1898, when invented, but even before WWII we knew better. Subscriber Services. I'm assuming either bullet will bring down any whitetail at reasonable ranges, and I'm inclined to go with the 120 grain, guessing it will be lower recoil than the 140 grain. The Federal Premium Low Recoil 85 grain Hydra Shoes make a very nice carry load. All Rights Reserved. However, this assumes that the gunpowder charge weight is the same for all the different bullet weights. A common misconception is that the grain information on the box is referencing the powder found in a cartridge. The mathematical results showed that the 200-grain bullet had 2.2-percent less recoil, and the 230-grain bullet had 5.6-percent less recoil force compared to the 185-grain bullet (Figure 4). Some guns just don’t like certain cartridges and you want to know what your gun likes before you need to use it. Shooters who just want to plink at the range can usually find an affordable round that consistently makes both their gun and wallet happy. The grain is a unit of weight measurement and is defined as being equal to 0.0648 grams. Although that tells you the magnitude of the recoil it does not really fully describe the recoil impulse. Do these different bullet weights achieve the same power factor when loaded with the same gunpowder charge weight? … In actuality, a single round of ammunition is made up of four basic components, with the bullet being just one of those elements. Between 6.5 Creedmoor vs 7mm-08, our winner is Creedmoor, based on the results of our in-depth analysis. The science behind long range rifle shooting is vast and confusing, but there are many precision shooters out there who can offer guidance and education on the topic. Accuracy- In general, you may find that your gun performs with better accuracy with a certain bullet weight. The light bullets' shorter barrel time and additional recoil likely combine to make their recoil feel different from heavy bullets. As I tried loading on a more massive grain, 123 grains, the speed was reduced to 2620fps. Joined: Jan 27, 2014 Messages: 103 Location: Northern Arizona. Self-Defense & Competition Shooting Tips. Look for a load that has 200 ft. lbs. The 200-grain bullets require 15-percent more gunpowder, and the 185-grain bullets require 27-percent more gunpowder than the 230-grain bullets. for my 38/357 Mag., etc.). Increase the gun weight by, say, 25% and the recoil goes down by 25%. Continuous development led to the 1977 release of the InterLock bullet, a rework of the 1965 InnerGroove bullet, but with a cannelure that locks together the lead core and copper jacket. For whatever reason, I’ve only shot 180 grain in this caliber. 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