I was finally able to get out to the range today to shoot my guide gun since getting it back from Ruger for repairs. I like the gun a lot and need to adjust the rear sight for windage slightly, it's shooting about 1.5-2 inches to the left. most of my shooting was done at around 25 yards with a couple out at 100 for the fun of it. As i mentioned in a previous post i will most likely be scoping the rifle very soon. I found that I do not like the muzzle brake at all, even though it toned the recoil down considerably, the concussion and blast i was getting directly in my face was rattling the holy hell out of my sinuses. I've shot 50 bmg rifles with less punishment. I also found when using my caldwell led sled, the rifle wanted to jump up and smack me in the cheekbone. After about 4 shots with the brake (2 from the bench and 2 standing) my sinuses had had enough and i took the brake off and put the muzzle weight on. The recoil was substantially more, but i could deal with it, all i need is a bit more practice to get a better feel for it. Recoil without the brake feels similar to my cz 550 458 lott, granted the cz is much heavier than the ruger. I may look into adding some weight in the stock plus the scope and mounts to give it a little more heft. Overall I'm pleased with the rifle and just need some more trigger time to get used to the recoil impulse. Next step will be getting trigger time on the shooting sticks and other positions that will most likely be used in the field. I will post an update when i get the scope on the rifle. I appreciate all the support, advice, and kind words everyone has given me throughout getting the gun, this forum and it's members are some awesome folks!