That bruise was wicked I adjusted it a little longer so it was resting on my cheek instead of the cheek bone. That seemed to make shooting less painful. And I will say they advertise 95% reduction in recoil, I don't think it's that much but it was a hell of a lot more comfortable that the synthetic stock my gun came with. For the money I paid which was 110 shipped, well worth the money.
Remington 870 12 Ga. Supermag
Springfield XDS .45acp