Re: Muzzle brake - quiet at long range
An animal may be able to hear a slight "Bank" but they don't relate danger to it because they hear a lot of "In the distance" shots during the hunting season.
When your across a mountain and hear a shot, it is VERY muffeled. If your 50 or 100 yards from that shot it scares you when your not expecting it. Same with a deer or elk.
What scares the hell out of them is, a close up shot too.
A Muzzle brake won't matter except for the shooters ears and a more relaxed recoil.