What's the Hardest, Meanest Recoing thing you ever shot? Tenn Mike's 50 not included?

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  • temmitemmi Member Posts: 230 Member
    My 450 Marlin with 400g bullets.


    Not all that bad but it is the hardest recoiling rifle I have.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,440 Senior Member
    From 10-15yrs. old, my Dad had a Marlin 336 in .375Win. Not too bad by 15, but 10-12yrs old it was downright painful.

    And most steel butted Mil. Surps from a bench....ie. Mosin M38-44, Swiss K-31.
  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    Pistol: S&W .44 mag
    Rifle: Remington 710 7mm mag - it's actually way worse than the 50s to me
    Shotgun: NEF 10g with 3.5in slugs. Actually I seriously hate that gun and will probably never shoot it again lol
  • AiredaleAiredale Banned Posts: 624 Senior Member
    Probably a 12 gauge double that touched off both barrels when the trigger was pulled. Other than that, a 458 Mag.

    The Freedom Arms 45-70 single action was entirely managable for me.

    The nastiest to hear?? A handgun chambered in 30 caliber carbine!!

    Jim
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,185 Senior Member
    Most powerful pistol I ever shot was a "Dirty Harry" .44 Magnum. I don't know what brand it was, but it sure kicked like a mule.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    About 25 years ago, my best friend and I decided we had to have .44 Magnums in our meager arsenals. He got a Super Blackhawk, I got a 7" Redhawk.

    Took them to the local range, bought some 240gr full-house loads, and readied. I was still getting set up when he fired his first shot.

    BOOM! [F_bomb!]

    I peeked around the corner of the lane to find him staring at his new revolver with a look on his face that said, "My God, what have I done..."

    My Redhawk was much tamer, just for the record, although I did sell it to another friend a few years later. But another took its place a few years ago, so all is well...
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  • wookiewookie Member Posts: 128 Member
    My .44 S&W airlite 4" barrel 300gr rounds.
    A friends 500 nitro express
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,173 Senior Member
    I agree, Paul's Beowulf wasn't that bad. Just keep it tight to your shoulder.

    Heck, Joe's .300 RUM rocked me, but it wasn't abusive. But I did not like that Guide Gun of his....
    Overkill is underrated.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,871 Senior Member
    If you mean handheld, it's this. Almost sprained the web of my hand when I pulled the trigger.



    If you mean not handheld

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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,509 Senior Member
    I agree, Paul's Beowulf wasn't that bad. Just keep it tight to your shoulder.

    Heck, Joe's .300 RUM rocked me, but it wasn't abusive. But I did not like that Guide Gun of his....

    I'm wondering if some of it is a form thing, different guns, maybe in a hurry, at the shoot.
    I don't think my .450 is anywhere near as bad as my RUM.
  • UglygunUglygun New Member Posts: 26 New Member
    Ruger No.1 45-70 loaded almost to 458 Win Mag velocity w/ 405gn FP
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,343 Senior Member
    I didn't think the 300 RUM was all that bad either. Yes, you need to respect her, and she lets you know she is there, but not all that bad. I can see where bad technique could be painful.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    Rifle: JBOhio's .450 Marlin Guide Gun. I almost didn't shoot all 5 rounds through it.

    I thought that the .450 was actually pretty fun.
  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    TennMike's .50's an easy shooting rifle. Really.

    Rifle: JBOhio's .450 Marlin Guide Gun. I almost didn't shoot all 5 rounds through it.

    I agree with monkey boy. Come to think of it, the 3-1/2" 12 gauge I shot at a SE shoot a few years ago may have been slightly worse.
    scottd wrote: »
    The milk of human kindness is often out dated and curdled.

    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • bmlbml Senior Member Posts: 1,075 Senior Member
    H&R Handi in 500 S&W firing I THINK 385gr. 5 shots, I was GOOD AND DONE! Nuff of that for me. That dang handi rifle weighs LESS then the X-Frame pistols do!

    That's the next one on my list. It's my plan to have one before the next SE shoot.
    scottd wrote: »
    The milk of human kindness is often out dated and curdled.

    This is like watching a bunch or **** trying to hump a door knob.....
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,173 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    I thought that the .450 was actually pretty fun.

    I know that. Watching you rapid-fire that thing at steel was rather entertaining.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,509 Senior Member
    I know that. Watching you rapid-fire that thing at steel was rather entertaining.

    Yes, yes it was. He shot that like a machine.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    I know that. Watching you rapid-fire that thing at steel was rather entertaining.


    I gotta admit, when those rounds connected and sent the plates spinning round-n-round the axel...........I giggled like a little girl.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    bml wrote: »
    That's the next one on my list. It's my plan to have one before the next SE shoot.

    If I ever get another Handi, I'm still going to punish myself, probably get a 444 Marlin version!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,919 Senior Member
    I want a Handi Rifle in .458 Lott or .460 Weatherby with about a 3" thick Recoil Pad!!! OUCH!!!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,768 Senior Member
    and maybe one of those suits the bomb diffusing guys wear lol you know, for when the gun explodes from that much pressure :yikes:
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Once again, please refrain from cutting short any baseless totally emotional arguments with facts. It leads to boring, completely objective conversations well beyond the comprehension ability of many.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,919 Senior Member
    Yeah, LOL!!! To say nothing of the resultant earth quake.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • cappy54cappy54 Member Posts: 269 Member
    ^^^THIS^^^


    :agree::win::applause: same gun 340pd with 158 grain+p
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,919 Senior Member
    Rich, if you're going to be there, I'm going to give it hell to make it. I want to meet you face to face. The one thing that may stop me is work. If I take an overseas job that would stop me but that's all.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • shootershooter Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Senior Member
    12 ga. slug guns from the bench make me put on my "Past" recoil shield and it still beats me up pretty good. The load that I worked up for a Canada bear hunt in my Marlin 45-70 with 400 gr. Speer Jkt. bullets was close to the same discomfort level. But the absolute meanest kicker in my vault is a Ruger No. 3 carbine in 45-70. With top loads from the Speer manual and their 400 gr. JFP's, this thing kicks viciously! The slim factory carbine stock with curved plastic butt plate didn't help a bit. I replaced the stock with one of fancy walnut and it has a recoil pad; what a relief.:wink:

    With Reloader-7, I'm getting about 2100 fps with the Speer 400 gr. bullet.
    There's no such thing as having too much ammo, unless you're on fire or trying to swim!
  • tjsvet50tjsvet50 Member Posts: 147 Member
    Boils down to two. First is a 475 A&M. Its a one shot bolt action repeater. I say one shot, because the first shot can dislocate your shoulder. No real need for a second or third tug on the bolt. Second is the 35 Newton, when fired out of the original rifle. The butt is a slender, narrow affair, which is murder on the bod. Both are worse than a 460 Weatherby, or most anything else for that matter, except for a 50 cal. with out a compensator and recoil pad.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Not the nastiest, but those 12 gauge bolt action shotguns aka the Marlin goose guns, those were somewhat nasty to shoot.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Tugar wrote: »
    If you mean handheld, it's this. Almost sprained the web of my hand when I pulled the trigger.



    If you mean not handheld


    Ha Ha ! Wussssssssssssss......... joke.... :angel2:
    I love lil short barreled shotguns no matter how hard they kick.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,919 Senior Member
    I shot my ex FIL Marlin Goose Gun with 3.5 inch shells. It did rock and roll, but it had a decent pad on it that took the pain out of the equation. My .270 Model 70 push feed made in 1966 will knock the jawillabies out of you on a bench. It has a pad i added about 25 years ago. Before that it had a hard plastic butt plate. But I think the plastic butt plate felt better than the pad I have on it now. It's so hard I think it's petrafied. After 3-5 rounds, I'm ready to throw the thing in the lake. It just hurts.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,919 Senior Member
    After reading all the posts on here, I have come to one conclusion. I'm not near sure what is the worst recoiling monster here, but I know one thing I'll about stake my next retirement check on. A good pad will make a big difference as will good grips on a handgun. A lack of or a hard pad can make some guns that aren't that hard recoiing feel like a battleship main battery. But a good soft pad can take a lot of ouch out of it. I now have three guns that need a better pad and I will get that taken care of. No use having a gun you can't enjoy or realize it's potential because its painfull.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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