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What rifle cartridge kicks the same amount as a 12 gauge slug?

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    What rifle cartridge kicks the same amount as a 12 gauge slug?

  • #2
    I was wondering the same.

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    • #3
      A twelve ga kicks alot, alot harder than a 338 or a 300 mag. there is alot of powder moving a heavy object at a slow speed. it kicks very high compared to a rifle.

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      • #4
        Need a lot more info. What kind of 12 gauge you talking about? Single shot, pump, semi-auto? How heavy of a slug? How Fast?

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        • #5
          Lets say its a 7 pound pump gun, with a 1 ounce slug at 1600 fps.

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          • #6
            Yup, Just what Nolan said. 1oz at about 1600fps.

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            • #7
              i am not the most experienced shooter when it comes to really big calibers but i recently shot a .340 mag, this is the largest i have shot, and i have never shot anything that even remotely compares to the recoil of a 12 ga slug.

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              • #8
                Maybe one of those punkin' chunkin' cannons...

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                • #9
                  four-wheelin,
                  I tried a couple of different ballistics calcs and they come up with different numbers. They are all pretty brutal. I came up with numbers that approximate something in the range of a .338 Win Mag to a .375 H&H... in other words two rounds that can pretty much take anything angry on this planet.

                  It's an interesting question. Anyone else got a more definite guesstimate????

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                  • #10
                    my best guesse would be a 460 weatherby mag, i don't think a 338 win even comes close.

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                    • #11
                      Isn't it weird that so many hunters use slug guns but you always here people talking about how larger (30+) calibers kick too hard to use for most people..

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                      • #12
                        so hunt3r are you saying 338 kicks more than a slug or not just wondering

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                        • #13
                          oh never mind

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                          • #14
                            I compare my .375 H&H recoil to a typical 12 gauge with slugs. The 12 gauge is an 870 Rem and the .375 weighs 11 pounds with scope shooting 270g-300g fairly hot loads. Both produce a recoil that is a firm push rather than a hot POP like that is produced by such 8 pound rifles as .270 WSM, 7MM Rem or a 300 Win Mag.

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