I have had it pointed out that even the 22LR has "recoil" so I had this question running through my mind. At what level do people start to find it disturbing to themselves and their shooting? I start noticing it when firing rifles above 300 win mag. Handguns above .44 mag shotguns, well I pretty much haven't shot bigger than 12 gauge and that does not bother me so I really don't know for that. I also have seen people complain about stuff that I do not even pay attention to such as .223 and 7.62x39. So I was just hoping some folk would weigh in on what level recoil starts to impact them. And just to keep it simple lets say firing 20 rounds of ammo. but If one wishes to change to first round fired, then that is cool also. The first time I fired a .458 winchester mag, it truly got my attention. It wasn't so much as painful as it was a whole different level of recoil that I knew would take dedicated effort to master, and always tend to push me away from using it. My upper end comfort calibers are .308 / 30 06 and .45long colt, .45 acp .44 mag. Comfort meaning I can shoot them as much as I want or can afford and have no worries about experiencing any pain from them. Beyond those I have to focus on managing the weapon a bit more. What are ya'lls comfort and max reasonable calibers? Any insights would be of interest to me. And I'm not trying to start a pissing contest where we all brag on how much we can manage. I understand it is different for each of us for a plethora of reasons, and I'm just wondering if I'm so out of touch with typical, or if most folk have little problem with like .308? Well I'll check back later Thad.