Recoil is very subjective... first, I know I like the brake in a 338 Lapua. The Sako factory brake is surprisingly good but VERY noisy. You can see the hits shooting 300 grainers from a bench at 2600-2700 fps, a stock TRG-S. Barrel wonŽt jump.
On the other hand,I shoot lots of cast 405 grainers at 2050 fps from a bench with a stock Marlin 1895,no brake, I do timer practise drills with it etc and the recoil is stout but no problem for good shooting. One gets used to things, I have a simple pad installed though. Most people only shoot it once. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
Now, because suppressors are legal here I just sent that Marlin to be a "guinea pig" for a company. They claim that their suppressors take most of the recoil out while obviously working as a flashhider and a silencer. Yes,even supersonic loads get a lot quieter, thinking about my dogs hearing now.
If it works good as a brake too I may consider one for the TRG-S to get rid of the noise.
In some places over there across the pond suppressors are a no-no. Some other states require a $200 tax for the license. Take a look, this is fun stuff:
Click around on the links too. IŽll be getting the model Scout8, they talk about the brake effect there.
I have no connections with this company, neither am I suggesting any illegal actions. This is simply hearing protection info.