I recently got my first "big game" rifle, a Weatherby Vanguard in 338WM. Intend to use it on my first moose hunt in the next couple years. I had never shot a gun bigger than a 7mm mag I used to hunt with, so I was a bit worried about recoil with all the talk of bruised shoulders etc. I have read. I took the gun out and put a dozen 225gr rounds through it, no problems. I'm not a big guy, 5'10" 160lbs, am I missing something or is the Vanguard just a particularly forgiving rifle? Felt like I could handle more recoil comfortably. Makes me think I should have gone for the 338-378, which is what I really wanted.
What's the muzzle energy of the gun that is the upper limit of what YOU are comfortable shooting?