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Old 12-03-2010, 04:01 AM   #11
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Given the same load in the same gun. . . . yes.
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Among other things, the difference in weight between two guns makes a bit of difference in absolute recoil.

The difference in the shape of the stocks make a difference in perceived recoil.

Typically a single action's grip shape will allow the revolver to 'roll up' in the hand and that factor makes the recoil seem like less. The same thing applies to rifles as well. Some stock shapes cause the recoil into the cheek; that really seems to be serious recoil.



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Among other things, the difference in weight between two guns makes a bit of difference in absolute recoil.

The difference in the shape of the stocks make a difference in perceived recoil.

Typically a single action's grip shape will allow the revolver to 'roll up' in the hand and that factor makes the recoil seem like less. The same thing applies to rifles as well. Some stock shapes cause the recoil into the cheek; that really seems to be serious recoil.
My revolver goes both ways.
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The OP needs to specify whether they're talking about "cowboy" style guns versus standard DA revolvers or what...

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Yeah, I phrased it that way on purpose. Just to get a 'rise' out of you guys. ROFL. Oh, I'm cracking myself up today.
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The OP needs to specify whether they're talking about "cowboy" style guns versus standard DA revolvers or what...
I agree with this statement 100%. Grip design and fit can change percieved recoil.
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WoC, (I'm trying to be careful here) the grip of any double action revolver has a "hump" that pushes against the web of the hand between the thumb and trigger finger and normally stops the firearm from rotating upwards. The single action (like most used in cowboy movies) is missing this "hump". Supposedly, the "hump" was added as an aid to double action shooting to help keep the handgun on target.

Now, take two handguns of the same weight, but one is double-action (like yours), the other single (like the one used by "cowboys"). Use the same type of ammo in each. Physics plays a part now, but the muzzle rise of the single-action should be higher than the double-action, but while the "felt recoil" is nearly the same.

That little "hump" does make a difference in muzzle rise.

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Ok guys, you have all confirmed my suspicion! The key is the "laws of physics don't change". The U Tube guy must be smoking something. Thanks

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I have heard that the recoil from shooting single action is less than the recoil from shooting double action. This claim was made specifically in regard to the Super Redhawk .44 magnum. I does not seem logical or reasonable to me. Is there any truth to the claim?
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My advice is to stop listening to the kind of idiots who post their idiocy on Youtube. Saying the recoil of a DA revolver changes depending on whether it's fired SA or DA isn't logical, reasonable, or true.


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