Braked rifles can be the only way some people can shoot a rifle due to health issues and to me shooting rifles Ya should have some form of hearing protection on anyway ? I agree they are loud but they do have benefits as far as way less felt recoil which tames muzzle rise and a quicker follow up shot if needed! Also as mentioned you can remove them to hunt with and not hurt someone's ears! Ya should be wearing hearing protection at a gun range anyway as guns will always have them and people will always be using them! The RO at our City range always sets the loud guys at the loud end of the range as a group where you can shoot silhouette's they have at 565 yds! Brakes only take about 2 minutes to RR and I would not own one unless it was removable ! I do not care for them a lot but being on blood thinners for the rest of my life it will look like someone sprayed your body with greatful dead spray paint ! Some folk have had shoulder surgery and just can't take recoil and they allow them to shoot again! They one in the picture is a Vias brake and very high quality model! You can also wrap them with masking tape which will help the noise if Ya use them hunting but myself would just remove them and install the thread protector!