Originally Posted by skeniger2002
The short mag would kick harder than the 06 because it uses more powder
Actually if you were to load two different weight bullets using the same powder the lighter bullet requires more more propellant to achieve optimum velocity.
A 180 gr. 30/06 loaded with IMR 4064 might fill the case 5/8 to 3/4 capacity while a 125 gr. will actually be a compressed load completely filling the case.
Recoil is a by product of bullet weight and the velocity you are driving it at and not the amount of propellant used. Its that equal and opposite reaction thing.