.. compared to what? An AR15? A 30 - .06? .308 bolt gun? .22?
AK47? It's all relative. There is a difference.
Well yes..It does have more than a 22...less than a 30-06 or 308 bolt....
My M1A is short and has a steel butt plate...Everyone I have let shoot it comments on how mild the recoil is.....So I call it a non factor....