Does anyone notice recoil less when hunting than when shooting at targets? For example, I feel every bit of it out of my deer rifles when zeroing them at the range, and I definitely feel it from my shotgun when patterning with 3" turkey loads. When I hunt with the same guns and ammunition and shoot a critter, it ranges from not noticing it to barely noticing it. The last turkey I killed, the main thing I noticed was my shotgun was pointed somewhere else after I fired it (obviously due to the recoil of the Rem 3" #4 nitro). The only thing I notice after shooting a deer with a rifle is my ears ringing. It used to be the pain in my eyebrow from the scope nailing me, but I've gotten better about that over the years. I can't really compare it to any military experiences, since the rifles we used produced little significant felt recoil.