I have never been shy of recoil and have often mentioned on this forum that I can shoot most anything. Some of the big guns that I have shot are 458 Win mag, 458 Lott, 416 Rigby to name a few. To me a certain straight stocked Ruger in 338 mag kicked worse than any of the afore mentioned but was still manageable.
Well guys.....I just met my match. A while back I picked up a Howa in 375 Ruger. It's a light little rascal with a straight Hogue stock/20 inch barrel and is kinda cute. I'm here to tell you that either I ain't the man I once was or ain't the man I thought I was....something.
If any of you have ever shot a TC Renegade with a heavy conical you know what cheek slap is. Well take that times ten and you know what the Howa 375 is about. It found it's way to the shelf at the gunshop on the way home from the range. If I want to mix that kind of punishment into my shooting I'll just go shoot my 308 a bunch and then stop by the bar on the way home and pick a fight with the biggest baddest dude there! Sheesh!