Back when them things first became legal, my fatherinlaw heard lots of bad stuff about the way they kick. Nevertheless, I wanted one for xmas that year and my ole lady didnt let me down. She got me the short barrel and and box of 250 grain amo. Not long after, my fatherinlaw hurried to the woods to site it in.
That sucker didnt kick bad at all. Not much different than my 30-06. My fatherinlaw shot a few rounds too and he was impressed. Well, the next week my fatherinlaw goes and gets the same gun, but gets the 350 grain or so amo. That sucker kicked like a mule! Haha. He shot it several times sighting it in and was bruised up pretty good.
This afternoon when I was shopping for some, I stopped by academy first and all tjey had was some remington 405 grain. I said "Heck no!" I then went by Vans and I could see one lonely box of 250 grain on the bottom shelf and above it a lot of 305+ grain boxes. When a clerk finally came by I asked for the box on the bottom shelf. He handed it to me like he was handing me something repulsive and said "You know thats only the 250 grain?" I said "Yep" and turned around and walked to the register with it.
Yall boys go ahead and shoot them big grains if ya want. Ill still with the lite load.