Chuck the recoil will depend on how well your stock fits you but it's not much more than a standard .280. I'm getting 2950-3050 fps. with the Retumbo load and very tight groups .179" for 4 shots. at 100yrds. That is with a blueprinted and squared Rem. action Pac-Nor barrel and HS precision stock and Leu 4-14 x 40(AO).