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recoil

 [re-koyl´]
1. to pull back quickly, such as towards a resting position upon removal of a strong opposing force.
2. (re´koil) a pulling back quickly.
elastic recoil the ability of a stretched elastic object or organ, such as the lung or bladder, to return to its resting position. See also elastance.

recoil

/re·coil/ (re´koil) a quick pulling back.
elastic recoil  the ability of a stretched object or organ, such as the bladder, to return to its resting position.

recoil

(rē′koil″, rĭ-koil′) [ME. recoilen]
The springing back of body tissues to their relaxed state after they have been squeezed or compressed.

recoil,

n chiropractic technique where a thrust is applied with the force produced from the practitioner's arms, chest, and hands. Once delivered, the practitioner's hands recoil from the client's vertebra.
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LimbSaver claims their new pads reduce felt recoil by up to 70 percent and reduce muzzle-jump.
I'll let the muzzle-jump claim slide, but the LimbSaver pads definitely dampen the unique recoil sensation dished out by AR's.
And you too will get the full "benefit" of noise and recoil from your +P or +P+ load.
Shoot the match, get some practice, get your match ammo and your defensive ammo chrono'd, and find out what you're getting for the noise and recoil.
Other attempts at delaying the recoil stroke were the dubious Blish Lock used in the Thompson M1921/28 submachine guns and the delay supposedly caused by the rotating barrels of the Savage pocket pistols.
In every single instance cited above, the slide, or bolt, reciprocates to the rear on the recoil stroke and then forward in counter-recoil into battery.
Further, the recoil spring is heavier than usually encountered on a .
270 WSM whose recoil numbers are about the same as 9-pound .
Recoil is why a fundamental element of accurate shooting is this: Hold the firearm the same way for every shot.
If the centerline of the bore was exactly along the rifle's center of mass, recoil would move the rifle straight back.
I was a bit skeptical the rings would hold tightly enough to prevent creeping forward under recoil.
With the good stock design and recoil pad the rifle isn't unpleasant to shoot, but it does move quite a bit in recoil so seemingly minor pressure differences in hold make quite a difference in point of impact.