I have a 300 Wby. that has a factory installed Muzzle Break/Thread protector. I do like the way it shoots off the bench with it on, less recoil less muzzle jump but the recoil doesn't bother me and I understand about the benefits of less muzzle jump. But I hate the extra 2 inches length while hunting (walking through thickests and such) just seems to long to be a hunting rifle. Anyone else debated this? I will probably hunt without a muzzle brake. I hunt some thick stuff here in the Southeast if I hunted out West I think I might use one. Any thoughts?