Ah yes; the Chicken Wing. One thing that will seemingly summon every nearby modern gun pedant to “explain” to you why you’re wrong to do it and how you’d get F-ed up by doing it when it mattered. But, like all rules, there are exceptions, sometimes very valid ones. 😉
Yeah, an M1 Garand chambered for .458 Winchester Magnum (Win-Mag) is a weapon you go to when it’s just time to say, “Fuck it! Fuck you! Fuck Everything!” and just cut loose, irrespective of the cost in pain. 😉
Or not …
OK, funny as the above is, an M1 Garand in .458 Win-Mag is going to weigh in at or near 10lbs, whereas the Weatherby Mark 5 (a much more normal/common weapon in this caliber) in the same chambering weighs in around 6.5lbs. That’s a significant increase in weight (35%) with a commensurate reduction of recoil passed through one’s shoulder.
But yeah, load this beautiful beast up with 400gr FN ammo and unleash the hell that comes with 5,411 foot-pounds (7,336 J) of muzzle energy.
After all, it’s all about feeling safer. Well that, and the AR seems to be unit of measurement for unreasoning fear among the gun-grabbers.