338/300 Ultra on a Savage with a 30" no taper barrel. It's wearing a 6-24 Sightron SIII now and rifle/scope weighs 14lbs. 10oz.. No brake, felt recoil with 300s to me seems no worse than my old 721 30-06 shooting 180s. I'm sure that's in part due to ergonomics. It ain't a carry rifle for sure so I'm going to weight the stock to balance it a little better(it's nose heavy, imagine that
280AI on a Rem 700 with a #7 contour barrel. 15lbs. 2oz. with a Nikon 6.5-20 on it. With the weight and the brake I could shoot this rifle all day long. Little girls could probably shoot this rifle all day...if their arms were long enough to reach the trigger!