Reminds me of the barrel of my meat hunting uncle’s 8 Ga single shot. Swinging that was a thrill. I probably weighed 90 pounds at the time, and the gun weighed about 25.
I could see there would never be a problem with follow though – because there was no way I could stop the thing from swinging.
The Uncle offered to pour – 6 drams as I remember – of FFg behind a dipper of lead but I declined the offer. In his prime Uncle outweighed me by 250 pounds or so and I figured it took every bit of him to sop up the recoil.
I wish people would make low powered, pistol caliber, centerfire rifles with really long barrels for the same reason. The only thing close is .22s, and even those don’t have barrels as long as they used to.
Borrowed one of these to call crows and shoot them. It works, but it really throws off your swing. Not worth it. Good to know though.
Something also good to know- shooting suppressed with sonic, (regular) ammo….takes a few feet for the bullet to stack up enough air in front to make the sonic CRACK. So you can shoot up close with a suppressor and normal ammo without extra noise. Try it at the range. Shoot at the dirt ten feet away, then walk it out until you start to hear the crack. Good fact to have in your toolbox. You might need to make a shot up close some time without waking……the neighbors.