I finally got to put 3 rounds through my 22"45-70 barrel the other day. I only had time for 3 rounds off hand at 50 yards. I was shooting PMC 405gr at 1250fps (according to the box).The recoil was not bad at all.All 3 shots hit the hit the 44oz plastic cup with iron sights. I'm new to this calibre and was expecting much more recoil. Can't wait to shoot it more and start reloading for it.