The recoil, to me, feels a little less snappy than a factory .38 load from my wife's Taurus M66 (which is a pretty heavy revolver). That probably makes sense, because the Taurus (sort of a Smith and Wesson 686 clone) has a frame about as large as the .44, but with a four inch barrel.
After the posts below, I guess I should point out that "snappy" probably is the wrong word to describe the recoil from a BP gun. But the closest analog is still the large frame .38, at least to me.
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Last edited by Hardcase; August 12, 2010 at 09:28 AM.