I call it The Beast. That tell you anything?
Actually it depends on how it's loaded. Off the bench it's a "BEAST" freestanding not nearly as bad. I'm shooting 300 gr. JHP over 60 to 64 gr. of IMR 4064 (working on the best load). That's what I was doing when scope shook lose. All I can say it kicks the most out of anything I own. But it doesn't hurt like my 30-06 did when it didn't have a recoil pad.