Originally Posted by royinidaho
I've shot Ruger #1 in 375 and 416 with no ill affects other than seeing a bunch of blue sky after the shot.
The worst real physical pain was induced by a 338 Win Mag w/250gr bullets at about 2800 in a very light, poorly shortened stock (cut at a pretty big angle). I threw the rifle on the ground after the second shot and did a bit of a rain dance with a flopping right arm. Damn that hurt. The sad part was that the two shots were looing good @ 200. Went to the neighbors to borrow some 2" think heavy padding and finished the 3 shot group (about .7") [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I then immediately went to redoing the stock.
"did a bit of rain dance with a flopping right arm." I m sure it wasnt so funny to you but I couldnt help but chuckle when I read this
The 2 hardest kicking guns that I shot was a 10 gauge pump with 3.5 shell.
The most uncomfortable shot was with a ruger 300 win mag it had a skeleton style butt stock with a recoil pad as hard as a rock barrel and action was stainless . (pencil barrel) I was 15 years old and skinny . We had a catfish farm behind our house the ponds were loaded with turtles and all throught the day they would stick their noses up for air so I would fling open the back door at our house and I would lay down with only a t-shirt and let it rip. You can imagine what the top of my sholder felt like if you've ever seen one of these style rugers .