I'm thinking of putting together a 300Rum. I would like to use a 28" barrel but want to keep the gun at about 11lbs finished. Rem. action H.S. stock. I'm used to shooting a 300wm Rem bdl. I guess my biggest fear is how loud the gun will be. I always wear ear protection when practicing but don't when hunting. Are some brakes loader than others? who's should I avoid? What do you recomend? The only experience I've had was a friend who touched off a Boss Bowning with me standing about 10 feet behind him, /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif my ears rang for hours after that. I kind like the idea of being able to see long range hits if the brakes are that effective. Whats the minimum barrel contour you would use with this cal. and length? Kirby?