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Question on recoil

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Yesterday my wife went to try her new Taurus 6.5 inch 357 magnum revolver (and of course, she let me shoot a couple of cylinders out of it by pure kindness...hehehehehe).

We shot 158 gr .357 Magnum and 158 gr .38 special. The recoil is quite different between those 2: the .38 special is very mild compared to the .357 magnum.

To make a long story short, I was able to convince her to buy that gun and not a .454 Casull. So, my question is:

The .357 Magnum is the biggest I shot. On a scale between 1 and 10, considering the .38 special is 1 and the .357 Magnum is 2 on the recoil chart, what would be those rounds on the scale?

- .454 Casull
- .41 Magnum
- .45 magnum
- .44 Magnum
- .50

Thank you
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Can't Answer

Ditto. I can't answer the question with the limited information given. Too many variables. And recoil is a subjective thing. How you react to it mentally and physically matters so much more than just the mathematical calculation of how many foot-pounds of pressure is transferred to your hands and arms.

I have shot a 6" revolver, .44 magnum, N-frame, with full power loads, and it was not bad. It was SLOW to shoot because the gun came up so high and twisted in my grip so much, but it was not uncomfortable. Ditto for the S&W .500 magnum. On the other hand, the little J-frame .357 snubbies with the 11-ounce alloy frames just STING the heck out of my hand, and I would be afraid of nerve damage if I fired a bunch of those with full-power magnum loads.
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