Originally Posted by Dr. Vette
I'd take the brake as a finders fee.
Brakes are nice for bench-work & phenomenal for long-range work when ear protection isn't a hindrance. When carrying a rifle through the timber, I want to hear an elk or deer so I can't wear earplugs. I also want to avoid blowing my eardrums out from the muzzle-blast a brake sends back at the shooter. I'm looking for a Weatherby Mark-V in .340 Weatherby as it's the most powerful elk rifle & cartridge I can shoot comfortably without a brake.
I already have a .338-.378 with a brake & a .375 H&H that's Magna-Ported to use when I can hunt with a brake.
You may get lucky. If the seller gives me a price that I see as reasonable for the rifle alone & still sends along the brake, I'm sure I'll unload the brake cheaply.