rolling recoil

rolling recoil

[′rōl·iŋ ′rē‚kȯil]
(ordnance)
System formerly used for absorbing the recoil energy of some railway guns; with the brakes set, the entire car is allowed to roll back when the gun is fired.
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Plus, even though it burns considerably more gunpowder to achieve the same velocity as its more modern siblings--and theoretically generates more foot-pounds of recoil on paper--low pressures make for a long, rolling recoil impulse that is almost comfortable.
44 Magnum with heavy loads kicks more painfully than the BFR, which produced a long, rolling recoil impulse.
I got carried away by the delightful thunder, rolling recoil, and aroma of blackpowder smoke, and before I knew it, I was down to 18 round balls and still had to perform accuracy testing.