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Old October 6, 2012, 10:42 AM   #10
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depending on the gun and load...

Weight makes a bigger difference in the felt recoil than the difference in velocity.

10" .44 Mag Contender kicks harder than a 6" S&W, its lighter.
3.5" S&W .44 mag kicks harder than 6" S&W .44 mag, its lighter, even though velocity is less. Also the shorter barrel gun has a much greater "torque" in the hands.

With smaller lighter calibers, the difference may be even more pronounced.
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