“In case anyone thinks equipping a a rifle with a muzzle brake…will make it easier on the scope, think again. In fact, the brake increases the stresses on the scope mounts. The rifle still recoils, but instead of completing the motion and then settling back, the gasses jetting out of the brake jerk the rifle forward almost instantly. So with a brake there are three distinct stress motions, not just two, and the second is almost as violent as the first.” — Terry Weiland, Dangerous-Game Rifles