The kicks not too bad,way less than I was prepared for. But, it weighs 18 pounds, and i'm 6-4 and 300lbs. It kicks less than my 300RUM Sendero. Didn't wanna make the roar any louder than it already is with a brake. You can definitely tell the difference when you light it off in the middle of a bunch of .308's. Here's my Sendero.