I’ve seen a number of threads recently that say stuff like “but recoil will me more” or “if you can handle the recoil”. Why are we even talking about recoil? A muzzle break will make just about anything shootable by just about anybody. A case in point - my skinny little toothpick of a niece, from 430 yards, used my 338 RUM to knock a 120 pound gong off the pegs and the gong has her outweighed! When I asked her later what she thought of the recoil, she didn’t remember that there was any recoil. Of course there was but it wasn’t enough to get her attention. The bottom line: They make every rifle easier to shoot more accurately. And it’s not just about the big boomers, put a break on a 22-250 and you can spot your own shots. Before you all tell me that it makes the gun louder, sure it does but this is a long range hunting forum. If you have time to dial up a scope you sure have time to stick in some ear plugs. And if you get in a pinch, you can shoot without hearing protection. I’ve shot the very same 338 RUM mentioned above (which is about as bad as it gets) without hearing protection. My left ear rang for about 2 hours and the right ear a few minutes if at all. My 357 Mag is much worse and people use those for self defense inside a house! And for all you guys out there using Chris Long’s barrel timing method, a muzzle break has no effect like it is not even there. I got that straight from Chris. So now can we quit talking about recoil? Get out there and support the gun business – buy yourself a muzzle break or two. Thanks for listening – pun intended.