OK, first I realize this forum is for Long Range Hunting but, it is the only forum I have become a member with. As you may have read, I am new to firearms and Hunting. I also have medical conditions, mainly Degenerative Disk Disease. My friend is selling me a Savage .270 with a ported barrel, which he says will lessen the recoil and not be so rough on my shoulder. Today I was browsing the Internet and came upon an article which spoke about new ammunition which dealt with reduced-recoil loads. Here are three that the article spoke about: Hornady® Custom Lite Rifle Ammunition •Cabela’s-exclusive reduced-recoil load combos Perfect for beginning hunters and young or recoil-sensitive shooters, these rounds offer 26% to 43% less recoil than standard ammo with the deadly on-game performance you expect from Hornady. Remington Managed Recoil ammo - Managed-Recoil Centerfire Ammunition delivers the trusted Remington® field proven hunting performance out to 200 yards with half the recoil. Federal Power-Shok Low Recoil ammunition - These Federal Low Recoil loads claim a 50% recoil reduction and consistent bullet performance out to 200 yards. Now I realize most all members are experienced Long Range Hunters and wouldn't consider a 200 yard shot to be of consequence but, I am wondering what your opinion is for someone in my position, using these rounds vs. regular rounds? Being new to hunting, I can't imagine taking a 1 mile shot at a Deer or Elk. I am wondering if it would be worth it to possibly carry two magazines, one loaded with these Low Recoil ammo and another with regular factory ammo if the shot happens to be further than 200 yards ? Having never even shot a rifle before and, now with my degraded medical situation I may find shooting and hunting isn't for me. I don't know how much recoil this .270 w/ported barrel will feel like. It may not bother me but, just in case it does prove to be a bit more than I can comfortably handle. Maybe these rounds would make it easier on me and I can continue with my plans of joining my friends when they go hunting. So, with all that in mind, what would your honest opinion be? I know, this forum may not be the best place for me to even be posting since I'm not even in your league but, while browsing the web I found your site to have the most information and members with the most experience. Hope you don't mind !