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Old 06-05-2014, 07:33 PM
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Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain.  
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Can someone provide some feedback on felt recoil of the 165 grain vs the 180 grain bullet. Firearm is a G22
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:42 PM
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Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain.  
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Snappy but not bad. Gun snaps up and to the right. As much as I love Glocks their 40s&w are not for me. I prefer 40 to be in HK. Much more manageable and less snappy

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Old 06-05-2014, 07:48 PM
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Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain.  
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Depends on more than just the bullet weight, specifically the MV and amount of powder. Here's a handy calculator. NOTE the calculated recoil is NOT the same as FELT recoil, which is highly subjective and depends on the person holding the gun.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:06 PM
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Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain.  
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There is no difference when shooting them at some attacking you with a knife. As stated by OKFCO5 calculated recoil and felt recoil are 2 different animals. After you put 50 rds through the gun, I believe I could load 165/180 in a mag and you would not "KNOW" which was which. You may have a sense one was louder, heavier etc, but you would be guessing. I have shot thousands of 40 since early 1990's and I doubt that I could tell you which was which in a quick string of fire, possibly , if I was fresh , just starting, and took 10-15 min per round to analyze it , I may see trends, but not a significant difference. try both than interchange them and see if one is "unpleasant" compared to the other. I carry Winchester 165 ranger. Be Safe,
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:25 PM
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Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain. Felt recoil of the 40 S&W 165 grain vs 180 grain.  
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I shoot 180 grain out of my G23 and my S&W 4006. I seem to shoot them better, both of my guns seem to like 180 better and I'm partial to bullets that are on the heavy side, especially when it come to self-defense ammo. Speaking for myself only the 180 Grain just seem easier to handle. Love the 40 S&W cartridge.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:46 PM
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The 180 is a bit more flippy but feels less snappy. I tend to prefer the heavy weights in all calibers.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:36 AM
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Depends - sticking to one brand - gold dots - the 155s and full power 165s seem a little harder to control for me. I don't know if they're still being made, but at one time there were medium velocity 165s being sold that were definitely milder than the 180s.
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