I fired Twenty one rounds of 8 MM Mauser yesterday. Didn't wear a shooting jacket because I wanted to simulate a situation in which I just picked up the rifle and fired it.
I think next time I'll wield a sword.
I have some nice katana I bought back from Japan in 1980. They don't have the range but they don't leave you feeling like you got hit by a truck either!
My shoulder looks like I have the Black Death, it's all mottled. I considered taking a picture of it to show what a full powered battle rifle can do through a thin shirt, but that seems course.
Suffice it to say you had to be a man to handle the weapons of World War II. (Ok. Or a pretty tough woman, if you were a Russian sniper of that persuasion.)