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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

recoil

(rē′koil″, rĭ-koil′) [ME. recoilen]
The springing back of body tissues to their relaxed state after they have been squeezed or compressed.
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Of course inertia-driven shotguns come with one distinct disadvantage: recoil. Although most upland hunters shoot 23/4-inch loads, the Ethos is chambered for 3-inch shells too.
Locked breech operation is a system in which the barrel and breechface (usually integral with the slide) remain firmly mated together during the first portion of the recoil cycle, often by locking lugs at the chamber end of the barrel interfacing with corresponding recesses within the interior of the slide, until chamber pressures drop down to a safe level, usually just after the bullet has left the muzzle.
The recoil is then vanishingly slight, and the gamma ray wavelength shows no spread due to that recoil.
One is ensuring the rifle is held as consistently as possible, and moves consistently in recoil. The other aspect is shooter comfort and recoil fatigue.
Certainly physical strength and fitness play a part in recoil management.
With 250-grain loads it recoils at 19 fps and 49 ft-lbs of energy on the shoulder.
The amount of gripping force must be very firm to keep the handgun under control during fast shooting and with the recoil of most self-defense loads.
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His professional opinion would probably consider the nature and location of the injury and repair, but a conclusion might also depend on whether he is a shooter, and thus may or may not have any knowledge of the jolt caused by severe recoil.
Each shove set me back a step in a recoil waltz, but while my thumb whacked my nose when the 600 lifted, my clavicle didn't splinter.