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recoil

the motion acquired by a particle as a result of its emission of a photon or other particle

Recoil

 

in firearms, the reverse movement of the barrel or breech caused by the energy of the powder gases when a pistol, rifle, or artillery gun is fired. The movement goes in the direction opposite to the direction of firing.

Recoil is manifested as a force that affects the firer or gun mount. In automatic weapons, the recoil is used for reloading (opening the breech, ejecting the used cartridge, loading the next round, closing the breech, and setting the firing pin).

recoil

[′rē‚kȯil]
(mechanics)
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The bottom of the crimp groove should be contoured more like a "hand hold" as opposed to a steep and consequently slippery surface allowing the bullet to wedge its way out of crimp during recoil.
This will assist the crimp, and help to avoid elongation of the cartridge under recoil.
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the requirement for breech locking has been sometimes overcome by pure blowback systems utilizing extremely heavy recoil springs as in the case of the Spanish Astra 400 and 600 models.
Getting the best of recoil is simply a matter of preparing for it.
While I like the idea, I don't think it's possible to nail down recoil with such precision.
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No one, no matter how strong, can adequately manage recoil by gripping the gun by its sides.
With 250-grain loads it recoils at 19 fps and 49 ft-lbs of energy on the shoulder.
The amount of gripping force must be very firm to keep the handgun under control during fast shooting and with the recoil of most self-defense loads.