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which rifle has less felt recoil, a .223 or a 22-.250?

Question by slvrsrfr. Uploaded on March 29, 2010

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from crm3006 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I doubt you would feel recoil from either, but the .22-250 has a slightly noticeable muzzle jump.

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from NolanOsborne wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

crm3006 is bang on, no recoil. Muzzle jump would also depend on the weight/proportions of the rifle.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 assuming the same weight rifle and load.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I'd say the 223 also.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

The .22-250, with the much larger case capacity, would have more recoil, though both are light recoiling.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 if all other variables are equal

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

It's negligible either way, you probably wont feel it.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

What Moishe Says.

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from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 and .22-250 cant have to much kick a .223 is a supped up 22 so i think its more muzzle jump

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

How many of you have fired either or both? Just curious from the responses.

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. Theoretically, if all other variables (e.g. bullet weight, rifle weight, barrel length, barrel twist, barrel wear, angle of stock, etc.) are identical, the .223 will have slightly less recoil because of the lower powder weight for a given velocity. Of course the 22-250 can achieve higher velocity via a higher powder load and therefore higher recoil than the .223. Most people shoot top end loads for these rifle and that is why they usually feel more recoil in the 22-250. Recoil is still nice and light in both of them.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 assuming the same weight rifle and load.

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from crm3006 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I doubt you would feel recoil from either, but the .22-250 has a slightly noticeable muzzle jump.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 if all other variables are equal

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

I'd say the 223 also.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

The .22-250, with the much larger case capacity, would have more recoil, though both are light recoiling.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

What Moishe Says.

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from ADKHunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

.223 and .22-250 cant have to much kick a .223 is a supped up 22 so i think its more muzzle jump

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from DakotaMan wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I've fired both and the 22-250 typically has more recoil because I shoot faster loads in it. Theoretically, if all other variables (e.g. bullet weight, rifle weight, barrel length, barrel twist, barrel wear, angle of stock, etc.) are identical, the .223 will have slightly less recoil because of the lower powder weight for a given velocity. Of course the 22-250 can achieve higher velocity via a higher powder load and therefore higher recoil than the .223. Most people shoot top end loads for these rifle and that is why they usually feel more recoil in the 22-250. Recoil is still nice and light in both of them.

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from NolanOsborne wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

crm3006 is bang on, no recoil. Muzzle jump would also depend on the weight/proportions of the rifle.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

It's negligible either way, you probably wont feel it.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 3 weeks ago

How many of you have fired either or both? Just curious from the responses.

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