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Posted: 1/26/2006 9:17:06 PM EDT
I'm sitting here nursing a sore shoulder from last weekends
range session with a Beowulf . Five days later it's still a little
tender

So it got me to thinking . I don't usually show any ill effects
up to .308 , but when I get up into the 300 WM area I start feeling
it the next day . The .50 Beowulf isn't any worse then say a 12 Ga
shooting Magnum slugs , but damn . 120 rounds kicked my ass
shoulder this time .

Maybe I'm just getting old and frail , but I'm not gonna let that stop me .
So my question is :

What does it take for you to feel the effect of recoil the next day ?

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:18:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:23:11 PM EDT by w4klr]
An AK fired for more than 2 or 3 hours puts a small black and blue, but never to the point of discomfort for me. I am a recoil junkie though, gotta have it all!

ETA: Must admit I've never fired anything over a 300 Win Mag
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:19:56 PM EDT
.460 Weatherby - 1 round, and I will feel it the next day. Those are heavy handloads though.

45-70 - 60 rounds of retail ammo, or about 15 of my handloads.

.375 H&H - about 50 rounds of my handloads is enough for me.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:21:17 PM EDT
Two rounds of .22 lr and I'm done for the year
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:22:10 PM EDT by adair_usmc]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Two rounds of .22 lr and I'm done for the year



You're not Chuck Norris are you?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:23:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Two rounds of .22 lr and I'm done for the year



You're not Chuck Norris are you?





Nope,

I'm dpmmn
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:24:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:24:59 PM EDT by twonami]
when the blister forms on my palm from shooting my .44 mag. Otherwise...............87
No I don't blisters on my palm the other way. Natural lube
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:33:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 9:34:50 PM EDT by chrome1]

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
Two rounds of 22 lr and I'm done for the year



Damn . That was my Ex wife’s philosophy on sex
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:50:46 PM EDT
12 gauge with slugs is the only gun thats retired me for the day. Not so much the pain but the flinch reflex i develop after about 15 rounds.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:53:26 PM EDT
I got to shoot an NEF .12 Gauge that had a pistol grip installed, and the barrel cut to about 8 inches (gun was a confiscated piece) before it got chopped up. After firing about 15 rds using a single-handed grip, the web of my hand between thumb and forefinger was screaming in agony.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 9:59:47 PM EDT
8mmTurk out of a Czech 8mm with a steel buttplate. 20-30rds for me to feel it the next couple days.
10mm Witness: Any more than 20rds and my wrist hurts for a day. 50 or more and my wrist hurts to the point where mobility is limited.
.41mag 3" barrel: 4rds.
10mmG29: It doesn't hurt. Figure that one out.
1911 .45acp: doesnt hurt. Odd. It does fit me like a glove though.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:09:30 PM EDT
The only thing I can think of that bothered me for more than 15 minutes was 30 rounds of 3.5" buckshot out of a benelli nova. That ached for a day or two.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 10:34:03 PM EDT
250 light 12g.. couldn't even shoot a .223 the next day...

~100 .308 from my savage
~300 .308 from my m1-a

2,000 .45 acp from 1911 got my hand hurting pretty bad

3,000 .223 from AR in one day got me real good...

~note~ this was NOT all in the same day
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:07:08 PM EDT
Last weekend I shot 225 rounds of 12 ga. 1300 fps 1 1/8 oz. loads in about 5 hours.

About 175 rounds were from a 28" barrelled O/U shotgun with a recoil pad, the rest from a Browning Gold automatic.

My shoulder was sore for a couple of days, but if I had gone Dove hunting and done that I would have shot the next morning again.

I have shot when hunting, until my shoulder was actually bleeding before I quit.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:54:21 PM EDT
.375 H&H after 20 or so rounds and I'll feel it the next day but only about one day.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 11:56:43 PM EDT
A few hundred round of 8mm from my M48 usually gets me a small bruise and slight tenderness, but its not really noticable unless some jackass friend punches me in the right spot
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:16:07 AM EDT
after 40 or so rounds of 300wm I start to feel it, and have to give up after 100 or so, though once I made the mistake of shooting it (due to frustrations of it not grouping, later attributed to a bum scope) with heavy handloads to the point my eyes watered. It had one of them thin rubber but pads on it, like 1/4" thick at the max.

I learned after that to take it easy and try and enjoy shooting. It can hurt and still be fun, but if it makes you cry, it ain't fun anymore.

I also have a snubby .44 mag that is a hoot to shoot. First time out hurt, but after learning how to shoot it, it is not so bad anymore. It is a blast to let others try and shoot it though.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 12:25:45 AM EDT
1000 - 5.56
640 - 308
150 - 12gu birdshot
50 - 12ga 00Buck
50 - 12ga Slugs
35 - 22lr

all in about a 4hour period, very few breaks. should have not ended with the slugs, it got a little tender. if the weather would have stayed nice i prolly would have shot some more.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 1:02:29 AM EDT
454 with a 1800 fps round. Can only do it a few times single handed. STINGS the shit outta your hand.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 2:32:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 2:32:58 AM EDT by Bob243]
Shot a 338 Lapua in a Sako TRG-S.. Wore my shooting coat. Shot about 15 rounds, I was starting to get sore. The next day the bruising set in, I took 3 shots out of it and coldnt do any more
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:00:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:02:58 AM EDT
I can SEE the results more than feel them. Usually, its a small black and blue in the shape of a buttplate from my Garand. It takes about 250 rounds or so to get to that point. Oddly enough, my 257 weatherby mag and 7mm rem mag don't hurt or leave any bruising. Probably because they are rubber butts and I can't afford to shoot 250 rounds in a day!

I think its just metal butt plates that do it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:19:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_B:
Last weekend I shot 225 rounds of 12 ga. 1300 fps 1 1/8 oz. loads in about 5 hours.

About 175 rounds were from a 28" barrelled O/U shotgun with a recoil pad, the rest from a Browning Gold automatic.

My shoulder was sore for a couple of days, but if I had gone Dove hunting and done that I would have shot the next morning again.

I have shot when hunting, until my shoulder was actually bleeding before I quit.




I shot the same number of rounds, and was bleeding!

I didn't have the wiennie pad though.

Even with the blood, I could still shoot.....I just called it a good day!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:26:47 PM EDT
I have one of those little polish 9x18 pistols.

They don't have a lot of kick, but it comes in a VERY sharp impulse for some reason. There is not a lot of grip to spread it over, and it really smacks the web of skin between the thumb and forefinger. Enough to make you dread the next shot.

Someone else mentioned this smack this little gun had in a previous thread. Hard to imagine. Makes a big .45 seem almost sedate in comparison.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:29:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:30:31 PM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]
For some of my guns:

HK USP 9mm- No limit

S&W .45 Revolver- No limit

AR-15 .223- No limit

M1A .308- No limit

Benelli M1 12 Gauge- Rapid firing 100 Rounds...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:31:47 PM EDT
RECOIL: I like it, I LOVE IT, I want some more of IT!

SG
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:42:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
I have one of those little polish 9x18 pistols.

They don't have a lot of kick, but it comes in a VERY sharp impulse for some reason. There is not a lot of grip to spread it over, and it really smacks the web of skin between the thumb and forefinger. Enough to make you dread the next shot.

Someone else mentioned this smack this little gun had in a previous thread. Hard to imagine. Makes a big .45 seem almost sedate in comparison.



Are you shooting Silver Bear or some similar ammo with 115 gr. bullets? If so, that's probably why. Stings the shooting hand big-time. Shoot it with the 95 gr. ammo it was designed to use- no worries, mate, you can shoot all day long.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:55:40 PM EDT
Take a 10ga. 3 1/2 slug about 1/2 inch away from your shoulder and pull. This will make you think about your new injury and forget about your other one.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:04:25 PM EDT

20-30 rnds of .30-06 and I feel it in the shoulder but its the head bOOmING that gets to me

Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:06:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NwG:
250 light 12g.. couldn't even shoot a .223 the next day...

~100 .308 from my savage
~300 .308 from my m1-a

2,000 .45 acp from 1911 got my hand hurting pretty bad

3,000 .223 from AR in one day got me real good...

~note~ this was NOT all in the same day




wimp



j/k: probably not enough time in the day to do that (definitely not at the public range I frequent)
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:11:33 PM EDT
I was a duck hunting guide and after a full season of 3 1/2" my shoulder is out of whack, it's weird. I went through 3 cases a month on average. 3 1/2 is a whole nother ballgame than even a 3" magnum
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:12:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 8:14:52 PM EDT by www-glock19-com]
458 thats too frigging light 3 rounds
416 rigby not so bad much heavier gun 20 rounds
10 rds out of my Ti 357 smith J frame is enough
100 or so 3" slugs or buckshot is enough for me in 1 sitting
or 50 3.5s"
longguns take about 48 hours after to completely go away
a couple of hours for the little 357
most everything else 223 308 9mm 45acp 40 12 ga 2 3/4 stuff not a problem
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 8:15:19 PM EDT
I shot a round of skeet with a single shot 10ga. 3 1/2'' #2's. It was my Grandfathers and I was getting ready to give it to my brother.
I felt that for a few days.

Ther wasn't any doubt when I hit a bird.
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