View Full Version : Rifle weight and recoil...

October 21, 2004, 05:30 PM

I'm gathering data on bolt action rifles.

I'm very interested in the Remington offerings; the 700 Police and similar rifles.

The 700 Police has a very heavy H&S Precision stock on it. The rifle probably weighs close to 12 pounds or so with a scope and bipod.

Question: Assuming that this rifle will NOT be carried much, isn't heavier better as far as reducing recoil?

Is it easier to hold a heavier rifle steadier than a lighter rifle?


October 21, 2004, 05:33 PM
Yes more weight will reduce both the amount and severity of the recoil--that is it reduces both the amount of recoil and its velocity or impulse--the amount of time it takes to distribute into your shoulder.