I have a Remington Model 7 FS in 7mm-08. It has the 18.5" lightweight barrel, sometimes referred to as the "pencil" barrel. This rifle scoped and fully loaded with a nylon sling weighs 6 lbs 8 ozs and kicks like a mule! My current load is 49 grains of H414 and 130 gr Speer Hot-Core bullet. Average velocity through my Chrony is 2837 fps. I want to reduce the recoil in this rifle because my old shoulder just ain't what it use to be. I was thinking of doing two things. One, drop down to a 120 gr Ballistic Tip and reduce powder charge to maybe 47 or 48 grains. Do any of you guys shoot the 120 gr BT in your 7mm-08 and what is your powder type and weight charge? What velocity can I expect with the 120 gr BT? Also, do you think the 120 gr BT will do a fine job taking whitetails quickly and humanly? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.