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    I have a Ruger Toklat (454 Casull) and looking to get some Buffalo Bore ammo. For those of you who have used their ammo, which round will have the greater amount of felt recoil:

    360gr at 1,425 ft/sec

    325gr at 1,525 ft/sec

    I looked at various recoil calculators but they required me to provide the grains of powder which I have no idea what it is.

    http://www.shooterscalculator.com/recoil-calculator.php

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    I haven't shot those loads, but have shot similar loads. The recoil of both loads is going to be substantial. What I've found is that the lighter faster moving bullets tend to have a snappier recoil, but those loads are going to be pretty close to each other.
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    Strangely enough, I just checked the stats on the Magtech ammo I've been using at the range. It is 240gr with a muzzle velocity of 1,771 FPS and muzzle energy of 1,672 ft lbs. That's higher than the BB 360gr at 1,425 FPS which has a muzzle energy of 1,623 ft lbs. The BB 325gr produces a ME of 1678 ft lbs., the highest of the three.

    http://www.magtechammunition.com/products/view-product?id=59

    https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...ct_detail&p=60

    Correct me if I'm wrong...shouldn't the BB 360gr bullet have a recoil slightly less than the Magtech 240gr?

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    In truth my body can't tell slightly. But the mag tech to did feel easier recoil wise than the BB or HMS. Its all about what pressure to load is.
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    As a sidebar this this thread....I'm deciding between getting the Buffalo Bore 360gr or the Underwood 360gr. Both are hardcast. The Buffalo Bore is much more expensive.

    Which would you suggest, the UW or BB?

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    For the price Underwood is very good ammo as well as HMS.
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    I'm betting that that 325 grain bullet loaded to 1150-1200 would out penetrate the same bullet going 1700 fps. They will in 45-70. Just food for thought.

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