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shotshell pressure

peddlerpeddler Member Posts: 881 ✭✭✭✭
Does lower pressure in a shot gun shell mean lower kick? Or is it both shot weight and pressure?

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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Force = Mass times Acceleration.

    Lots of old trap shooters liked reddot because it kicked less in their trap loads.

    I don't enjoy full tilt Unique loads in my 44 mag as much as the bluedot ones at the same velocity using the same bullet. Takes about 40% more bluedot to get the same result.
  • Tailgunner1954Tailgunner1954 Member Posts: 7,815
    edited November -1
    Mass of the ejecta (shot, wad, gas), velocity of the ejecta, and gun weight are the factors in recoil calculations (note that pressure is NOT a factor).

    How the gun fits you also has an effect, BUT as each body is different, a "mild" kicker for me might feel like a mule to you (and visa versa)
  • rsnyder55rsnyder55 Member Posts: 2,626
    edited November -1
    But a lower pressure load with similar velocities to a higher pressure load would indicate a longer impulse time and might not feel it kicks as hard due to the duration.
  • bambambambambambam Member Posts: 4,810 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by peddler
    Does lower pressure in a shot gun shell mean lower kick? Or is it both shot weight and pressure?


    More or less yes.


    Your package is in the mail.[;)]
  • peddlerpeddler Member Posts: 881 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks, will put them to good use.
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