I am currently using a Parker Hale Safari in .270 calibre which have a T8 moderator fitted on. I am quite happy with except for the bulk and weight the T8 adds to the rifle leaving it feeling front heavy.
I am soon (As soon as my variation gets back to me) having a Steyr Mannlicher model M (Again in .270 calibre) given to me (As a gift) which will be used mainly for park and farm deer culling and will replace the Parker Hale Safari. Noise isn't a problem for me (Or the people who I go culling with) but I would (Rather wimpishly) like to tame the recoil down a little and the T8 is again going to make the Steyr feel pretty front heavy. With this in mind what would peoples thoughts be on fitting a muzzle brake to tame the recoil down a little on the Steyr Mannlicher yet still leave it feeling fairly well balanced and not too bulky?
I would welcome any thoughts on this idea.