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Just shot my buddies 7.5" Octagon barreled FA 475 today. He got it at the auction I posted about below. Talk about nice. For me it did not seem to recoil as bad as his FA 454, or about the same as my heavy loaded (335 gr LBTs @ 1450 fps) 5-shot 45 LC with 5" barrel. We were using Hornady's 400 gr XTPs. Now I have to save up and get a Ruger turned into a 500 L just to keep up. Uh oh, the wife is looking over my shoulder. Got to get...RW :wink:
 

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Ravenwolf,

I was just wondering if the octagon barrels on the FA's are heavier and if they have any effect on recoil...
 

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woodchuk, without weighing his two FAs I can't give you an answer. But just by hefting both in the hand they seem similar in weight. The 475 seems to recoil "slower" or maybe with a pushing sensation as compared to the 454 which seems more abrupt or "faster" in recoil. Muzzle blast with both also seem comparable....RW
 
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