Inline6---You are not much of a hunter I take it. Brakes on target rifles just tick off the guy next to you.
Brakes on hunting rifles can/will damage your hearing fast. Many times you do not have time to put on ear protection before you can shoot. If hunting with another they may not get ear protection on before you shoot.
Not butt-hurt and like some technology. I do Mag-N-Port my heavy kickers and that is much easier on the ears while reducing recoil and MUZZLE FLIP.
I do not risk any shot with out a brake. I have a brake on both of my 50bmg rifles. I am very careful about shooting them with someone near me. Only once when a jerk with a mag and brake thought it was funny to set up on the bench next to me and start blasting away did I set up and touch one off clearing his bench of all ammo and such. He was unhappy but the other people liked it.
You need to get a better understanding of hunting/firearms and more. PS with a name like inline6 you should not be talking about modern tech
According to a lot of people on this forum you would be correct. I say that because most people here feel like a shot over 300 yards is not hunting.
As far as address hearing protection, they make electronic hearing protection. You can hear things you did not think was possible. So why would you take them off? You could also use the Surefire ear plugs, they allow you to hear normal sounds and protect you from sounds over 80dbs.
I have read so many stories about I had to hold so many inches over it's back because I thought it was that far away. In today's day of age with range finders, chronograph, and ballistic programs. Why would anyone want to guess? This is one of my biggest complaints when I see everyone getting bent out of shape about brakes. And to be honest, USA is behind the times. Most other countries want you to use suppressors. I would rather run that on a hunting rig. Hell some states will not allow that. But that is a whole other topic.
As far as brakes, I have a completely different take on them. I and many other shoot competition's, all the guy's and gals on the leaderboards have brakes on their equipment. The lack of recoil allows you to see impacts and you will have a faster follow up shot. To illustrate my point, the rifle that I mentioned in the last post I used in competition, one stage was a 500 yards mover. The mover was a 10" and has a path of around 100 feet to move side to side at about 3.8-4.5 mph. I was able to get 10 rounds on target in one pass. The reason I was able to was the effective brake. I guess I had a good run that day, for a second the range owner thought I was running an AR platform and not a bolt gun. Then you have people that injuries that in order to shoot the big bores they need the reduction.
That just a few of my thoughts on the subject.
As far as the name Inline6 it refers to a Dodge I had. It was a Cummins inline 6 that was making 523/1187.