Originally Posted by Apex-Predator
I find it kind of surprising the Mossberg kicks so bad, I have a Savage 111 30-06 and even at full stroke 180gr handloads it is a rather mild recoiling rifle despite the fact that it has the same fit and weight as the ATR. I guess you have to chalk that up to Savages very nice recoil pad.
i kind of thought it strange as well, but after i was on the forum for a while, i noticed others having had the same problem as i did with that rifle in regards to recoil. so mine wasn't the only one after all. i had wondered if mine had some sort of problems maybe with headspacing, but nothing was showing it had any problems there.
the Mossberg ATR100 is a rifle i recommend in 30-06 for hunting. very reliable and solidly built and very decent as far as accuracy. but not a rifle for extended range seesions as is. in a way, i kind of wish i had it back so i could try out one of the Boyd's laminated stocks to see if it help with recoil.