I have a desire to measure rifle recoil as felt by the shooter. Yeah.... It's a mad scientist kind of moment. I was thinking I may be able to usethis force sensor, and my Vantage graphing multi-meter to make this happen. Fix a thin steel plate to the rifle butt, tape the sensor in place, and fire the rifle with the butt against a fixed and firm sandbag. Perhaps a thin plastic strip will need to be applied over the sensor to better relay the firce of the recoil.
If it works, I should be able to read both peak and duration of the recoil event graphed out. My goal is to accurately measure the changes in rifle recoil as related to different muzzle brake designs, and other changes in the weapon. Thoughts?