A 7½-pound .338 produces roughly twice the recoil of the average .30/06. It was more than I cared to put up with, so I sold the rifle, but I was so besotted with the concept that I had another one built--with the same results. So I sold that one, too, but I still yearned for something that would shoot a bullet of significant size, not weigh a ton, and not knock my parts off. Now I think I've finally found it. It is a Browning A-Bolt chambered for the newest shortfat from Winchester--the .325 WSM.