I wish I had room in my gun closet, (and the markets hadn't just reduced my retirement funds by several hundred thousand dollars). I'm sure you'll get you money back +, it's a beauty.I just recently put my 673/350 up for sale, actually.
That recoil thing! ?? It's surprising what the effect is on different people. I traded my .M70/.375 to get my CDL Whelen, and the recoil was less, but not by a huge amount. But I've introduced shooters to "deer rifles", like my M336/.30-30, and even a couple big guys thought the recoil was viscous. Ya never know. Having pulled the trigger on a couple of the early M600/.350's, you definitely knew when they went off. The .358 Winchester really isn't much of a step down in recoil, and they are often chambered in lighter guns. An inexperienced shooter, or an AR fanatic is gonna think it kicks like an angry mule. My 7600 Whelen is topped with a peep sight, my rain gun for elk. It weighs barely more than 6lbs loaded and ready to hunt. Even with the Pachmyar Decelerator pad it kicks, right up there with the .375 H&H.I've never found the .358 to be bothersome at the range, and I'm shooting warmish loads, 225gr @ 2500FPS, in my BLR which is surely lighter than this Super Grade. I expect it to be quite tame with the 225gr Sierra and will hopefully shoot it as well (sub MOA). The rifle was a great shooter prior to the rebore which probably made me ponder on the work for a good two years before going for it.
It depends. But I'm sure there's plenty of brave souls out there that regretted not grabbing one of the 673's that will be glad to see yours.