Although muzzle brakes are popular & they work, they do have their drawbacks; mainly noise back at the shooter.
Since they work, I was wondering why these inertia devices aren't more popular. I've never experienced a rifle with one. Seem like they could be used in conjunction with a good recoil pad without any disadvantages except a few ounces of weight.
I put a good recoil pad on just about every CF rifle I own. This includes .22-250 & .250 savage. Even on light kicking guns, less recoil is better in my mind.
Thanks for the response.