why recoiling of gun? And how?

Asked by Nipun Chopra | 10th Sep, 2013, 06:42: PM

Expert Answer:

When a gun is fired, momentum has to conserve as with gun as a system there is no external force. As the bullet moves forward, it carries momenttum in the forward direction and the gun get a backward momentum due to which it is jerked backwards in order to consercve momentum.

Answered by  | 11th Sep, 2013, 12:00: AM

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