Recoil is not bad with this rifle, not as bad as the loads I'm shooting in my Marlin Guide Gun. The upper is a Rock River basic 16" 458 SOCOM assembly. I assembled the lower with an ACE stock and a Geissele SSA trigger. With the small amount of shooting and chronographing I've been able to do this winter I can say my 458 SOCOM loads are not up to where I want them yet. There is little published load data for this caliber and very little pressure testing. Most data I've seen make reference to being developed on Quick Load. I'm taking things a little slower than normal. I've got several new loads sitting at home waiting until my shooting spot out in the west desert isn't so muddy.