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Old 12-25-2009, 03:37 PM
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please help. what kicks more with the same weight bullet a 270 or a 308 and im speaking generally, please dont get too technical. generally speaking with factory ammo and generally the same gr bullet what kicks more? thank you.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:42 PM
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If all things are equal (rifle weight, etc.) the rifle that fires the bullet faster will kick more. In this case it would probably be the .270 that has more recoil, but for all practical purposes the difference will be so small that it would not matter.
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:08 PM
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both are puppydogs to shoot...

less you're really young and little kick would not be of any concern in either of these calibers.
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:37 PM
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Assuming the exact same rifle... IE: rifle weight, length of pull, shape of stock, stock material, recoil pad, etc... etc... are all the same.

A .270 firing a 130 grain bullet will kick pretty much exactly the same as a .308 firing a 165 grain bullet.
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:16 PM
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According to Chuck Hawks' Rifle Recoil Table, the 270 shooting a 150 gr bullet in an 8 pound rifle produces 17 pounds of recoil energy.
A .308 shooting 150 gr with a 7.5 pound rifle, (lighter shoud kick more), produces 15.8 pounds of recoil energy.

.308 in this case.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:57 AM
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If all else is equal, AND you are concentrating on your target as you should be, you will not notice a difference in recoil.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:14 AM
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Remington makes managed recoil rounds, for both calibers. I have been trying to find them for my .270 Tikka T3 lite (6.3 pounds). Although I weigh 220 pounds, the gun kicks my butt, when shooting at the range. I would even try them on the small Florida deer.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:41 PM
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Here you go.................



http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:13 AM
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The 270 will produce more recoil energy of the two but, the difference is nominal. What'll make more of a difference in felt recoil is the stock design, recoil pad and rifle weight. A decent wieght rifle, with a good recol pad and a good stock design will be easy on the shoulder.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris W. View Post
The 270 will produce more recoil energy of the two but, the difference is nominal. What'll make more of a difference in felt recoil is the stock design, recoil pad and rifle weight. A decent wieght rifle, with a good recol pad and a good stock design will be easy on the shoulder.
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Shooting stance is another major cause of felt recoil. If you are on a bench and leaning forward where the gun is shouldered on-top the the shoulder area you will feel way more recoil than if you were sitting staight up where your shoulder can flex with the shot of the gun. When Standing, felt recoil is even less usually as well, because your whole body takes the hit.
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