If you want to experience some recoil touch off my NO. 1 Tropical in 458Lott and as you found out, you will be looking for a way to tame it down. I installed a mercury recoil reducer in buttstock, did not want to change the original "butt" and bought one of those Ruger factory leather velcro pads and huge difference in the pain factor. Now can drop down to 45/70 level loads and shoot very comfortably;however, the stout Lott and 458WinMag. loads still give you a good shove, but a whole lot better than as factory equipped. Bought this big bore as more of a lark to begin with, but can honestly say that rifle is now one of my favorites and always look forward to taking it to the range. Damn accurate and certainly no shortage of power. Most bang for the buck in the firearms industry!!