I think larger calibers that are made to take large/dangerous game have a place in a hunters gun safe but, if your shooting targets and smaller game there is no need for a big boomer.
I have shot some guns that IMO don't have a enjoyment factor as they leave my hand numb from the massive recoil/vibration they create. There are a number of larger caliber guns I love to shoot that don't beat you up. A large frame .44 mag with a good grip, 500 S&W with less then max loads, Glock 20 10mm even with max loads and a few bolt action rifles that have a good weight for the caliber to absorb some of the recoil.
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