I've shot 2 wood stocked version and liked them over my M1. When watching a guy shoot one last night it looked like it was really pounding him, but I took a couple shots with it and the recoil is more like a push instead of cracking you. I've only shot one SBEII with comfortech and can't comment much on it since I was shooting 1oz at 1080fps, which I was impressed that it ejected. I did like the soft comb, but worry that in a few years I'll look back at the gun and wonder what the hell I was thinking buying something that ugly! Sort of like looking back in amazement that orange shag carpeting was once "in". If I was to get one, I'd get the wood stocked SS since to me it would be more timeless.