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Load One
Bullet weight in grains
Velocity in fps
Powder charge in grains
Weight of firearm in lbs
Recoil Impulse in (lbs sec)
Velocity of recoiling firearm (fps)
Free recoil energy in (ft/lbs)
Load Two
 

The numbers calculated here do not relate to "felt recoil". Felt recoil is different for each person, what is excessive for me might not be for you and vice versa. Due to the extreme possible variations in firearm design, grip design and people it will not give you a direct correlation from one firearm to another, for example a Smith and Wesson M29 with stock grips is going to have a far different felt recoil than a ported Ruger Super Redhawk using the same load. It will however give you a good idea how one load will feel compared to another in the same or similar firearm.

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