Hunting DG is not a situation where you can control orientation to the blast of a muzzle brake. It is also not a situation where you want your PH wearing ear plugs. He needs all of his senses. The last thing you need is the blast from a brake disorienting your PH at the worst possible time. Leave your brake at home, or at the very least, take it to confirm zero and then remove it for the hunt. This is not a macho issue, it is a practical issue. I also think that with practice, anyone can learn to shoot at least a .375 effectively without a brake.