I have the same gun and it kills on both ends. If I'm firing more than a few shots I have to wear a pad or I will have a bruised shoulder.
I used to have a scope on it but after two friends both had their eye brows split open I took it off. The scope never bit me but I knew what to expect and didn't crowd it. Most guys want nothing to do with it after seeing someone else shoot it, can't blame them.