Keep in mind; a lot of those judging Mosin recoil are relatively new to shooting Hi-power rifles. Many have 22lr experience only and were told the recoil is extreme. Proper stance and range time will undoubtedly change their opinion. If someone introduces them to a comparable caliber and shows them how to hold the gun, relax and breath it really isn't extreme recoil. As long as you think it is, it will be. I can't realisticly see much, if any more recoil than .308, 30.06, 8mm. I think my 30/30 has more felt recoil than my Mosins.
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