Re: muzzle brake
I've shot brakes that you felt like your ears were going to bleed and the shooter gets a lot of concussion, others you don't even notice that you have a brake except for a slight increase in noise level. I recently put a Muscle Brake on a 270 WSM and my buddy and I took turns shooting it with and without the brake and you could barely tell the difference in sound but a major difference in recoil, I've had several guys comment on it being quite at the range as well!
At any rate I'm getting to the point that if I don't have ear protection I'm not pulling the trigger, you may think your not doing any damage but that just not so, electronic ear muffs are awesome IMO!!
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"