Air Rifles, How to avoid recoil in the weapon

Gun recoil is one of the most common effects that appear when you fire a shot. It is not only annoying for the shooter, but it can be a problem when hunting, since it also affects the final accuracy of the shot in the hunt.

This characteristic is unavoidable in any shot, since the powder gases cause the gun to be propelled backwards with the same force that causes the shot load to be propelled forward.

Excessive recoil can not only be unpleasant, but can also significantly affect shots.

Excessive recoil can cause bruises on the shoulder, face, and even headaches.
Recoil is difficult to control, as there will always be complications, since it is impossible to completely eliminate it. Therefore, the most optimal thing is to know how to control your weapon, since it will give us the greatest possible control over the recoil.

Methods to avoid recoil.


The most popular method is to work your way up the power scale of the cartridges used during training. However, we will not be able to move up the scale of power of our cartridges, until we achieve the correct precision with the inferior cartridge.
This prolonged training over time will give us the result to be able to move on to the next step. The second step is to have the ability to act in a perfectly controlled manner, without opposing the effect.

Body placement on gun recoil

If the recoil of the weapon is going to appear inevitably, the most correct thing would be to accept it and try to control its presence. This can be controlled through the placement of our body and the weapon on it:

  • The back must be prepared for the moment in which the weapon produces a reaction.
  • Prepare the waist to rotate (although this effect can only occur when the recoil of the weapon is very strong).
  • The body should not be rigid, but it should be kept tense and ready for the shot.
  • The position when handling the weapon must be stable, to feel as little recoil as possible.
  • If we are standing, we must try to make the recoil firm on our shoulder, thus leaving the remaining hand as a passive horizontal support for the weapon.

Finally, Other Tips to Avoid Gun Recoil

To achieve good recoil it is essential to be mentally prepared to keep the gun pointed at the target for a few seconds after firing.

When a shot is fired, the weapon should not be lowered, since this would imply a lack of concentration and anxiety, which will lead to a bad impact of the shot.
If we remain in a firm and stable position, it must be taken into account that the percussion time from when the bullet is in our barrel, until it leaves it, is enough to affect the precision of the impact.

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