Good point on the CRF. I bought a CZ a couple of months ago. Never having a CRF action before, I tried to load a single cartridge into the chamber, but the bolt wouldn’t close. I guess one has to chamber a round from the magazine. Not being critical, just different than my Browning push feed?As said the stock shape/fit and material play a big part in felt recoil. My Rem700 in 375H&H is 2 pound lighter than thy CZ550 in same cal. I still have the Rem but not the CZ. The felt recoil from the CZ was far harder than that of the Rem Mind you the Rem has a shitty plastic stock that absorbs alot of the recoil energy and is just as accurate as the CZ.
If you short stroke a CRF you still end up with a nothing to shoot with. Short stroking a CRF can and has in some case resulted in a double feed (very rare and it takes several things to go wrong at the same time). Nothing man makes is fool proof. Best way to over come short stroking is to practice and always pull the bolt back hard and let the bolt stop stop it.
What ever rifle you get practice with it often and hard.