I am working with my first custom built rifle. It is a trued Rem 700 in 7mm rem mag. The recoil isn't to bad but I decided to have a brake installed. With the brake I could shoot this rifle all day long. But then I realized what am I going to do when I am hunting. It is fine when I am at the range with good hearing protection on but what should I do when I am hunting? I understand that it will be easy if it is a long shot since I will have some time to put hearing protection on. What do you do with the time when you are hunting and an animal pops up? I really can't afford to lose any more hearing. I have been working around helicopters for years and already have a significant hearing deficit. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.