Was bored and going through some video from the summer. I bought a new Ruger SRH Toklat .454 Casull and filmed the recoil over three different ammunition types during it's break-in. Thought some might like to see the difference between the different loadings. Nothing scientific here and was not concerned with hold or accuracy...just running some ammo through the new gun. On a side note, I am really loving this gun and it works great...have yet to have any cases stick in the cylinder and have shot quite a few 400g hardcast out of it. Shooting .45 Colt cowboy rounds is like plinking with a .22.
First shots are with Buffalo Bore .45 Colt+P 360g hardcast. The felt recoil was virtually identical to the .44 magnum DT 320g hardcast fired from my 5" Ruger SRH. After looking at some old video the muzzle jump is about the same as well.
Second series of shots are with .454 Barnes Vortex 255g lead-free hollow points. These rounds had some nasty snap to them but the recoil felt fast and could likely follow-up with shots using this ammo in a hunting situation.
Third shots are .454 Cor-Bon Hunter or Penetrator 360g jacketed hardcast. These rounds pushed pretty hard and had some torque. I can see where few people would want to shoot many of these in one session because of impact on the wrist and for the pure cost of the ammo. I did notice later on another range day that the Cor-Bon was very consistent and was getting 3'' groups of 6 shots at 15 yards...which is excellent for me considering it is a new caliber to me and has enough recoil to make about anyone flinch.