Some people are less sensitive to recoil than others. On the upcoming season of Gun Nuts, you'll see a young woman named Jessica Bruenn shoot a Savage Model 11 Lady Hunter in .308. Prior to the taping Jessica had shot a centerfire rifle exactly once, and the Lady Hunter, because it weighs something like 6 ½ pounds, will give you a jolt in .308. Jessica is a gifted rifleperson, and she paid no attention at all to the recoil. For her, it didn't exist. Her shooting, despite her lack of experience, was exceptional.