I never really noticed the recoil on the .300WinMag Sendero (that I used to own) unless I was shooting 180gr's or larger from the bench. I mostly shot the 150/165's for targets and whitetails. The rifle was very accurate after tightening/torquing the action screws and lightening the trigger. Good rifle, good caliber.
The Remington Sendero is available in their version of the "short magnums" (short action ultra mags. The list of calibers can be obtained on their website (www.remington.com
). Good luck. Johnny K.