Re: What's the recoil like?
I believe that the fit of the rifle us often overlooked. Imo it is more important than the caliber. I bought my wife her first rifle years ago. Ir was a 308 win. The rifle weighed about 8-8.5 lbs ready to go but she always said it was way to much and never wanted to shoot. About 4 years ago I was working loads for my uncles new tikka T3 in a 7rem mag and my wanted to shoot it. It had a shortened stock on it due to my uncles smaller build. I told her she could shoot it but recommend she not because it kicks more than her 308. With the shorter stock fitting her perfectly she shot it many times and somehow a few days later I lost my 338win mag and she got my uncles tikka. There is no doubt a
Magnum will kick more than a 308 but fitted right and it makes all the difference.