Get less of a kick: Recoil-reduction strategies

Managed recoil ammo is a sure-fire way to reduce recoil and increase fun shooting.

Updated: October 3, 2006, 8:15 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

I flew in for the hunt and a new gun was there, waiting for me. It happens that way when sponsors get involved.

On the way to camp, the guide stopped the car at a range they had set up on the ranch so I could test fire the new rifle, a 7mm Remington magnum Sako.

"It's all sighted in," he said, handing me the gun.

I put in my earplugs, put on my safety glasses, settled in at the bench and set the rifle barrel on the sandbag on the table.

The target loomed up in the scope. ...

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Get less of a kick: Recoil-reduction strategies