Anyone have any experience with these? How is the recoil absorbtion related to it's geometry (LOP, stock geometry, stock width, recoil pad width etc.)? I'm inquiring into both the pistol grip and the '81 model. I'm asking becasue it's been my experience that some gun designs have more felt recoil than others..... the old remington 760 in 30-06 comes to mind.
I'm considering getting one for my wife for a future huinting trip, but at 6.5-7lbs it may be too much for her to handle in 7mm-08 or 308. Her recoil tolerance is somewhere near a marlin 336 in 30-30, with 4X scope that weighs in at 8lbs.
I may also be considering a marlin in the new 308 marlin express..... in her case the "extra safety" that everyone seems to dislike, may be a selling point.