I have a love hate relationship with brakes. The concussion blast from brakes is brutal. The relief from recoil is amazing. It's just a relationship I'll have to deal with. The 450 or 45 Raptor in my case aren't guns IMO that need one unless there light, short barreled model guns. My Raptor is a 23" HV barreled bolt gun that scoped, weighs around 13lbs. No brake and it's about like a heavy 308 to shoot. It's optional basically. My buddies Ruger American 450 BM weighs 7.75 lbs scoped. It's not so fun to shoot without.