Re: Kimber 8400 in WSM
The two brakes that don't seem to be excessive are the Vais & Gentry. They have their ports slanted forward, so the noise & gases go that way. Any brake will raise noise level, but I don't find it excessive without muffs. Just don't stand next to any brake. Unlike a shotgun brake, gases don't go as much sideways. Alternative if you want to help recovery, but don't mind the recoil is to use MagNaPort. Helps muzzle rise a lot without adding length or much noise. This is what I personally use since recoil
is not a factor as much as a fast second shot recovery.
I've seen several Montanas that will shot in the 3/4 inch area. Hard to shoot much better than that with the thin factory barrel.