Re: What's the recoil like?
For older gents with bad shoulders the 7mm-08 comes highly recommended for ballistic performance to 300 yds. Weight of the rifle and the quality of a recoil pad will be a huge factor in recoil reduction. For example my 7.5 Lb (unscoped) TC Icons in 308, 30-06 produce neglible recoil. Then again I never shoot off hand at game, always use some sort of additional support under the elbow.