Shot my new Rem 700 .30-06 with R3 recoil pad today and was shocked to feel how little recoil there was. Probably the nicest pad I have ever felt on a gun!
Shot about 40 catridges today and my shoulder can't tell.
I have shot 2 other .30-06's this year and they can kick!
It feels like shooting small caliber
(P.S. I was using Win Super X 150grn. soft point bullets. Same stuff I used in the other .30-06's)
Oh, and just so you guys know, you can pick these up online at stores like bass pro for around $30.. (Comes stock on some new Rem firearms) Money well spent IMO.