Hmmmm! Started out about flinching, and ended with 1000 yd Elk round! To tame recoil, consider lighter bullets, which must also be very tough for penetration (and hopefully exit wound)! Also consider extra thick absorbant butt pad, light smooth trigger, and muzzle brake. As for 1000 yd elk, I'd consider a Hammer Hunter bullet about 70% of my normal hunting bullet's weight (maybe 170gn) loaded pretty fast! This should provide the magic combo to solve these problems! Good luck!