What is the most powerful bolt action rifle that has no more recoil than a 12 gauge shotgun?
What is the most powerful rifle that has no more recoil than shooting a 12 gauge shot gun with a dove load
- Adam DLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Are you asking for a comparison that is absolutely apples to apples here? That would be hard to do, since the weight of the rifle plays a big role in felt recoil, you would need data from guns of the same weight. This also means if you want less recoil in any given caliber, get a gun with a heavier stock - though the downside is you have to lug it around.
A brief bit of Googling indicates a reasonably light 12 gauge load would be comparable to a .308 in guns of somewhat similar weight. But the devil is often in the details, and most of the information I see seems to be lacking those.