The good (GREAT) news 1st --- just found out TODAY I finally drew an Arizona desert sheep tag!!! I pared down my long gun arsenal 30 years ago (after I got into archery) to a Ruger .243 (Leupold 3.5-10x) and a sporterized '03 Springfield 30/06 (Burris 3-9x). The kicker --- I had rotator cuff (shooter shoulder) surgery the end of Sept., followed by labrum surgery this past March. S-o, I should probably be a bit cautious when it comes to recoil ... So, the question is --- do I go with one of my 2 rifles, or use something else? I won't be purchasing a new gun, but loaners from friends an option (don't know exactly what cals. at this point). Your input???