Back to recoil...
Whilst new to ft I am not new to shooting or firearms. I want to focus on recoil because otherwise I get confused. So in reply to my question it seems that the semi recoil mechanism called a sliding rail is allowed on rifles competing in piston class and that piston class is a category in its own right within various ft organised competitions, although some organisations treat SR type rifles as open class..still a little confused as there is a conflict there.
So focusing on recoil, not because it is more important than technique or scope or ammunition or ergonomics or other aspects but because I want to understand springer recoil more clearly.
Brian kindly listed the rifles that have achieved success and only one is manufactured with a SR system. It seems not many top springer shooters utilise a SR type rifle. The Diana is SR and perhaps some of the TX200 might be the SR variety in that particular list.
Other than the Airking, do we know if these top performing rifles (and shooters but please focus on recoil) had SR systems as after market additions?
I might be sweating the detail and I am not ignoring other important elements but there is still something left to say about recoil I feel.
Is it fair to assume that those top spring piston rifles in this list will all have very little recoil because they have been tuned and worked on to eliminate recoil as much as possible? Or will they kick just as they did out of the box?
If they have been worked on, and I kind of feel safe in assuming they would have been very much worked on, what kind of work, addition, attention have they received with a view to recoil reduction?