I had the local gunsmithy (the one with the big hammer) install a muzzle brake on my .300 Win. Mag. rifle...
I've been told how you shouldn't use a muzzle brake on a hunting rifle because it will hurt you ears...Bull Sh*t. Says I. That's alot of crap, period.
I shot a mule deer this fall with one, and I can honestly say that it didn't appear to be any louder than shooting the rifle w/o one...Especally in the open air of the mountains.
I just wish these sissys who say that muzzle brakes are to loud would just shut up...It is obivious to me they have never used one.
By the way, The recoil of the .300 Win mag. felt like a .25-06 or less in my 8 3/4 lb rifle. Kilt the deer also. Nuf said.