I brought my 8-3/8" model to Gunstock and CP had quite a few interesting loads he had cooked up for it. If I remember correctly, most people who were there and shot it we able to drop the steel popper that was 40 yards away from us. I believe I shot that sucker between 25 and 30 times that day. Proper technique in shooting large bore revolvers is a must. If shot properly, felt recoil is not a major issue.