Again folks, recoil reduction is just one of the many benifits of a muzzle brake.
Instead of listening to us, pro or con on brakes, try one for your self.
The noise is no different then without a brake, its just directed a different direction.
Suppose to wear ear protection anyway.
A brake WILL improve your shooting, I don't care if its on a 223 or a 416 Rigby.
Try it. Heck if anyone is close, come by my house and shoot the same gun with and without a brake, see for your self.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071