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March 3, 2002, 12:17 AM
Does a shorter barrel have less recoil? It would seem like it would because the shot would leave the barrel faster than a longer barrel. Just curious.

March 3, 2002, 02:53 AM
One factor in perceived recoil has a lot to do with weight of the gun. The lighter the gun, the more recoil is felt and vice versa.

So in the case of short barrel, you will reduce the weight of the gun and thereby increase the perceived recoil.

Dave McC
March 3, 2002, 09:16 AM
One factor in PERCEIVED recoil is muzzle lift. Lighter front end, more lift.

Also, another factor is noise. Short bbls are louder, also contributing to PERCEIVED recoil.

Another case of reality not being as important as what we perceive as reality.

March 3, 2002, 10:28 AM
When perception affects the shooting....it has become reality.