Rifle Recoil... Not all feel the same..
Everything said has been correct but I would like to point out the importance of a quality stock that fits and a good recoil pad. I have shot a bunch of 30-06s. I have used the same reload of a 165gr Nosler BT with the same amount of Win 760 powder. Some of those rifles for me are very unpleasent to shoot, while others I have no problem firing 50 rounds. I am glad that I didn't write off the 30-06 before I found one I love to shoot.