Recoil is a fact of life—and physics. So, when it comes to larger-caliber rifles, the author, a seasoned African hunter, has learned a thing or two about managing it. The trick is to shoot without developing a flinch. Follow these steps and you, too, can handle a big gun like a pro.
Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum asked some of the industry's most prominent female shooters, gun writers and firearms enthusiasts for their thoughts on shooting the heavy stuff. Here's what they had to say on the subject.