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Posted: 3/13/2006 12:38:38 PM EDT
I am interested in the .223 and .308 pistol. I don't see them at my local ranges. I have no idea how a rifle round would recoil in a pistol. How does it feel?

The 12" or 15" barrel with a muzzle brake might be manageable. I'm a small guy. Thanks!

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:21:19 PM EDT
If you get the .308 barrel, definately get one witha brake!

.223 is quite manageable without one.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:24:36 PM EDT
I shot my wife uncles 30/30 it was less recoil than my 6'' colt king cobra was with a light load you can shoot one handed.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 3:39:51 AM EDT
Recoil is soley dependant on what caliber and power level you're shooting. A TC with a 223 barrel is going to recoil way less than one with a 4570 barrel. The key to shooting rifle caliber cartridges in a handgun is to handload. Off the shelf ammo is designed around a barrel length of over 16 inches. Shorter than that and you're wasting powder. Also, you'll need to think about shooting the lighter bullets as well. With a fast powder and a relatively light bullet, you can get some impressive results out of a rifle caliber in a handgun. There's lots more that goes into this and it can be very interesting.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:32:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 1:35:13 PM EDT by ten-ring]
A good friend of mine hunts with an Encore on .308. It's awesome. He equipped it with a Bullberry bull barrel and it's recoil is tame if you ask him. It is a big barrel though and is quite heavy. He killed a nice 8 pointer with it this year. The bullet never exited but it broke the shoulder and it had a chest full of jello. Nice work. I'm thinking about one in 300wsm myself!!
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