View Poll Results: Is recoil a consideration when you're buying a gun?

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Thread: Polling our readers — July 2022

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    Default Polling our readers — July 2022

    In this issue we ask, "Is recoil a consideration when you're buying a gun?"
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    Thanks, entered the contest, great prizes.
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    It has been yes as is the choice of shotgun shells. 2 3/4 vs 3 inch.
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    Never used to be, but I have a broken shoulder that won't heal now. Guess I won't be using my 30-06 any more..............Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogaloo View Post
    Never used to be, but I have a broken shoulder that won't heal now. Guess I won't be using my 30-06 any more..............Daniel
    Not broken,but,onset of Arthritis is starting to aggravate. For sure,there'll be no more "T-shirt" shooting clays or summer coyote whackin' with the .270 without a shoulder pad for this guy.
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    The older I get the more it is considered.

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    First and foremost when purchasing a firearm is the purpose e.g. deer, moose, elephants. As it turns out, I don’t hunt elephants and the other critters can be had with firearms with reasonable recoil.
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    Same as Sam said don't hunt elephants so can get away with lesser calibers.
    But saying that you only really feel recoil when on the range as I consistently shoot 300wim mag at the range but when hunting big game don't ever feel the recoil

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    No recoil isn't a consideration when buying a gun because I don't need to buy anything that would recoil too badly.
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    Depends how we approach the question-lot of the recoil can be dampened by heavier gun ,or better clothing,making it no issue(not thinking African big came calibers) .
    I think better approach would be-do You need heavy calibers for hunting big game in Ontario?

    Definitely heavy recoiled guns are not much needed in Ontario-even though i know more then one moose hunter,who swears by(i think-with a reason to a degree)that shooting moose over lakes or clear-cuts require 300 win mag ,or sort.

    Ethics of very long range shots is another topic..........

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