I started a fella out deer hunting. The min calibre for the Sambar species in Victoria is .270 Win.
I was running my .308 Norma Magnum and he had a .270.
He wanted more power and decided on the .308 NM calibre for his Sambar rifle.
I hadn't seen him for some time and when we met up we yapped about guns and deer of course and he told me " I went back to 270 because I just couldn't handle the recoil of the 308 NM"
He got a 10/10 for acknowledging the recoil factor instead of a ribbing.
Btw he has gone on to shoot plenty of deer in the following years.