Dumb question, 22 recoil.

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. brasskicker

    brasskicker New Member

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    Buy a new gun in a bigger caliber.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards. Staff Member

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    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!
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    (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.
     
  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Ok, thanks guys. I was pretty certain that there was nothing I could do, just thought i would ask.
     
  7. dan01

    dan01 New Member

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    Why on earth would you want to increase recoil in any caliber rifle???
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    If you're dead set on it you could hollow out the stock.
     
  9. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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

    Vincine New Member

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    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. ;)
     
  11. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Try the aguila 60 grain sniper subsonic load. They are a little finicky in a lot of semi autos, but have a little more push.
     
  12. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Been meaning to give those a try, thanks.
     
  13. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    The Hyper-velo ammo may give you a wee bit more kick as well...but I barely notice even that...

    Conversely, since my Wifey has had multiple shoulder surgeries, there's a Pachmyer recoil pad on all her rifles...
    even her Marlin 60 (.22LR) with Boyd's pink thumbhole stock...she feels Everything, unfortunately...
    but she still shoots, just not much centerfire over .223, that's rare as heck...
    [​IMG]
     
  14. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I could always drive a nail through the buttpad, then I would feel every bit of recoil.:rolleyes: