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Firearm manufacturing is a competitive, demanding industry. Stress Outdoor® has

tailored its integrated design, analysis and custom testing services to help manufacturers

leverage advanced engineering concepts and tools to develop lower cost, safer and

better performing firearms and firearm accessories.

The combinations of axial and torsional forces working in concert imparted to a shooter during the shot more commonly described as “felt recoil” have been subject to much discussion and opinion by many. Depending on a rifle’s design and configuration, varying amounts of lift of the barrel, twist of the gun and force into the shoulder may be experienced.

Felt Recoil

Other forces related to the shooting experience such as the engagement and disengagement of a bolt, the forces required to activate a trigger, the insertion force required to engage a magazine, the forces required to release a magazine to name a few, are of importance to the shooting experience as well. The physics based approach that Stress Outdoor® follows recognizes that these forces can be measured, quantified and used as inputs to the design process. With SES’s more than 45 years of advanced testing experience, Stress Outdoor® has a rich history of measuring the forces on almost anything to deliver data required to understand what is actually occurring and what needs to change.


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