<--- thinking of mounting a muzzle brake on my 300 win mag. She kicks like a mule at @25 ft.lbs. Brakes could lower that 30-55% Downside: the brakes that lower the felt recoil the most are also the best at redirecting the sound of the blast back at the shooter. Some brakes direct the blast more sideways and leave the shooter without much increase in volume, but they have the least reduction of the recoil. I'm currently leaning toward the latter. Your thoughts?