Another thread got me thinking about this but I didnít want to hijack it. In the next couple of years I will probably be getting my wife her own rifle, not an elephant gun, but I want it to be as easy as possible for her to gain comfort and confidence shooting it. I would get a muzzle break if the actual recoil was worse than the kick, but I donít know if that is the case. She has not spent a lot of time around guns but is willing to learn. For a beginner; would the added noise of a muzzle break make the rifle less fun to shoot, or would the reduced recoil be worth it in a 30-06ish caliber?