I have fired my NEF Handi Rifle (also a light rifle) .30-06 at deer nine times (and killed nine deer). I suppose it recoiled but I never felt it in any one of those shots. BTW, I shoot a 150 grain Remington Corelokt.
(Luke 11:21 KJV) When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
(Luke 22:36 KJV) Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.