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sputnik1988 06-26-2012 12:26 AM

Dumb question, 22 recoil.
I love to shoot 22lr for the cost, but I like a little more feedback in the recoil department, so is there any way to bump up the felt recoil?

I'm not talking like centerfire recoil, just a bit more than what I got.
Thanks guys.

brasskicker 06-26-2012 12:43 AM

Buy a new gun in a bigger caliber.

sputnik1988 06-26-2012 12:43 AM

My stupid phone put this in the introductions section, can someone please move it to rimfire?

Balota 06-26-2012 01:08 AM

You could alter your grip slightly to create more offset between the barrel and the top of your grip. Unfortunately that doesn't let you practice with the same grip as your main gun. You might try putting a spacer between your hand and the beavertail at the top of the grip (assuming semi-auto). That would make the grip feel a little more normal and still be lower.

A better option would probably be to rent a gun in a larger caliber once in a while. Lots of ranges have rental counters. Some give you credit for some (or all!) of your rental payment towards purchase of a gun at the range. I'm saving that way for my 1911 purchase. So far I've got about $200 off!

c3shooter 06-26-2012 01:12 AM

(Grunt!) There- moved it for you.

Recoil is speed times weight of projectile vs. weight of firearm. Changing the force that drives a bullet, weight of bullet, or the weight of the gun are the only things that really change recoil.

A .22 target rifle loaded with match ammo is a slow, lightweight bullet, very heavy rifle. Recoil almost undetectable. A Jennings J-22 loaded with Stingers is a very fast bullet, and a very light gun- a bit snappy.

To quote Scotty from Star Trek- "Ye canna change the laws of physics, Cap'n!" Changing guns is about it.

sputnik1988 06-26-2012 01:41 AM

Ok, thanks guys. I was pretty certain that there was nothing I could do, just thought i would ask.

dan01 06-26-2012 04:40 PM

Why on earth would you want to increase recoil in any caliber rifle???

mountainman13 06-26-2012 04:48 PM

If you're dead set on it you could hollow out the stock.

jjfuller1 06-26-2012 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by dan01 (Post 850109)
Why on earth would you want to increase recoil in any caliber rifle???

hes trying to create bad habits so he can practice breaking them... hehe..

Vincine 06-26-2012 05:39 PM

Make a stock out of balsa wood and use faucet tubing for a barrel. Or you could just plug up the barrel, but that might only work once. ;)

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