RECOIL - When does a
Any rifle will recoil in two stages.
They are so close together that one can not feel the difference and it
feels like one event.
Firstly there is the bullet and powder
getting into motion and moving down the barrel. It is a closed system
within which pressure is contained and the only difference is the the
position of the bullet and powder within the system - the charge and
bullet in the case and, then when the charge is spread out from case to
muzzle with the bullet emerging from the muzzle.
happens in this phase and the rifle probably moves 1/8" to 1/4" backwards
because of the position of the bullet and charge.
Photo is courtesy of Bob
The photo above was taken
at the moment when the bullet exited from the muzzle, the powder enveloped
the bullet and before recoil and muzzle lift starts.
bullet unplugs from the muzzle, the rifle turns into a rocket that tries
to fly away from the vent (gas escaping from the muzzle) and that is when
Reduce the pressure that is residual at the muzzle
(muzzle pressure) and recoil reduces. Another way is to redirect the gas
that escapes from the muzzle and this is what a recoil brake
The mechanism through which one reduces recoil is to use a
faster burning powder and lighter bullets. Faster burning powder is
generally used with lighter bullets. Both have lower muzzle pressure than
a slower burning powder and heavy bullets.