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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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Well, assuming the same gun could fire each, I'd say in terms of velocity and muzzle energy, they would rate like this:

41 Mag
44 Mag
45 Mag
50 AE
454 Casull

Personally I'm not familar with the .45 Mag, so that one is just a guess. Please each caliber has a variety of bullet weights that will also come into play.

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