Totally agree. Felt recoil can be affected so much by fit and the way a rifle is held. You can get bruised by a bad fitting 270 and not by a great fitting and correctly held 375H&HThere's the physics of recoil, and then there's perception. Geometry of the rifle/stock combination can make a world of difference in perceived recoil.
+/- 3/4" difference in LOP from your ideal fit can turn a rifle into something downright painful to shoot.
I learned that from a 270 (painful) vs. a 7 Rem Mag (shoot 2 boxes, NP). Now I only own rifles that "fit" me.