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    Dear Biomch-l-ers

    I have been asked a question about the level of recoil of shoulder fired
    weapons and wondered if anyone had any information on the subject, or
    point me in the right direction

    The question I have been asked, is why the level of 60
    foot pounds has been set for a shoulder fired weapons recoil limit.

    The original poser is looking at recoil in the terms of blunt trauma,
    but within
    the week will start researching repetitive small traumas. At present he
    has not been able to find any information on soft tissue and blunt
    in foot pounds. There seems to be a great deal of literature on missile
    wounds but none on weapons recoil and its physical effects on the

    Many thanks in advance

    Simon Wickes

    Centre for Human Sciences
    Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
    GU14 0LX

    Tel: (+44) 1252 392660
    Fax: (+44) 1252 392097

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