I sighted in a Winchester 1886 clone in 45-70 last fall trying to prepare for a medium-range match. After 32 rounds of 405-grain bullets, I was hurting. I was wearing an EVO shirt but it just didn't matter after all that. I am very recoil-sensitive. My M1-Garand is fine. The Remington 700 in 30-06 made me flinch after three shots. I had a Ruger rifle in 338 WinMag that had a factory muzzle brake. The recoil was so light I started laughing as I was shooting it.