I have several questions about this type of pistol. I am purchasing a Savage Striker in 7mm-08. The idea of having a rifle caliber in a pistol intrigues me. The previous owner said it has been bedded and recrowned and shoots sub 1" groups at 100yds. So here is where my questions start. Being i have never shot a handgun like this what can i expect for recoil? What bullet weight do you think would be best and how far could this thing actually be accurate to? What powder or powders should i try? I have herd of people having rifle scopes on the pistols how is that possible with such a small eye relief on the rifle scopes? How much slower is it going to be vs a rifle (14" barrel)? Given my desire to streach the limits of every gun i got i intend to do the same to this gun. Is it an unrealistic goal to be able to consistantly ring a steel target at 500yds with this gun? THanks for all the help.