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Managed Recoil


For years, shooters have wished for and hand-loaders have attempted to create a lower recoil load – usually by simply reducing the amount of gunpowder. The results did create less kick, but at the expense of bullet expansion and on-game performance. For many years, the gap between low recoil and effective hunting performance seemed an insurmountable one. That is, until now.

Managed-Recoil Centerfire Ammunition delivers the trusted Remington® field proven hunting performance out to 200 yards with half the recoil. How? Through a specialized new bullet that was developed specifically to perform at these cartridge’s velocity levels. These bullets are optimized to provide 2x expansion with over 75% weight retention on shots inside of 50 yards and out to 200 yards. The end result is a high performance bullet optimized to provide the on-game results you've come to expect from Remington Ammunition with just half the felt recoil.

Managed-Recoil® Technology has been applied to Remington’s most devastating lead slug. We’ve reduced felt recoil by over 40% to make the BuckHammer® easier on the shooter without sacrificing its on-game performance. The Managed-Recoil BuckHammer 12-gauge slug travels at a fast 1,350 fps at the muzzle and maintains an impressive 1,032 ft-lb. of deer-stopping energy at 100 yards. The 20-gauge, at 1,275 fps., delivers 746 ft.-lb. of energy at 100 yards. Standard BuckHammer and Managed-Recoil BuckHammer slugs are designed for use with fully-rifled barrels or rifled choke tubes.

The best-selling terminal performance and accuracy of our Copper Solid Slugs is now available in Managed-Recoil loads. With 40% less recoil, they’re perfect for anyone who wants outstanding on-game results without the rearward punch. Or, use them to sight-in, then step up to full loads. There’s no finer slug load for young or recoil-sensitive hunters.

Managed-Recoil® Slugger® Rifled Slugs offer remarkably effective performance with 45% less felt recoil than full velocity Sluggers. With effective energy out to 80 yards, these 1-ounce slugs easily handle the majority of shotgun deer hunting ranges. Also check out Managed-Recoil Buckshot; it’s an ideal close-range performer.

Key Features:

  • Fully effective hunting performance with less than 50% of the recoil of standard cartridges
  • Less anticipation of recoil
  • Increased shooter confidence and improved shot placement
  • Quicker scope recovery for faster second shot placement
  • Point of aim is within 2" of a standard cartridge at 100 yards
  • Target practice without the recoil pounding
  • Specially designed bullets are optimized to deliver 2x expansion with over 75% weight retention on shots out to 200 yards
Full Specs
CaliberIndexBullet TypePrimer NumberWeightMuzzle VelocityOrder #
260 Remington RL2601Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2140236027610
270 Win. RL270W2Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2115271027616
30-06 Springfield RL30062Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2125266027622
300 Rem Ultra Mag RL300UM1Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2M150281527640
30-30 Win. RL30301Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2125217527644
300 Win Mag RL300W1Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2150265027648
7mm Rem Magnum RL7MM4Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2 M140271027658
7mm-08 Remington RL7M081Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2140236127660
308 Win. RL308W1Core-Lokt Pointed Soft Point9 1/2125266027672
(LEFT) Left Hand   (COMP) Compact   (SPEC) Special Run   (TAC) Tactical   (DISC) Discontinued