Re: mosin-nagant 91/30
About two weeks ago I forget to take the recoil pad for the MN 44 (keep it on the SKS to lengthen the stock).
The day after shooting the 40 rounds or so, I had no bruise, and I'm not at all a muscular guy. My son is much better built-he's twenty.
I had no bruises at all from the 44, but had some last fall when shooting the 'naked' M-1 carbine. Strange?