If you need to take recoil then you are better off installing a limb saver or equivalent.
Its a true dilemma and keep in mind that at some point a gun can wind up being more valuable as a collector than a hunter.
So, do you want to pass on a gun they will always be able to take hunting or one that should stay at home? Tough call.
I fall more on the side of usable, but that me. There is no right or wrong answer as the basic barrel and receiver are the same and the add ons don't change the accuracy of usability (nor detract usability usually).