Originally Posted by deadeye199824
No I don't have the finances for that my grandpa gave my this rifle
You are a lucky young man (woman?) to have such a grandpa. He really likes you.
What I would suggest is a Limbsaver brand slip on recoil pad. They are worth every penny, we put one on my wife's shotgun and it did wonders. It cost about $34. Yes, there are other brands that are cheaper, but you get what you pay for.
Something to keep in mind - a muzzle brake works by re-directing some of the burning gasses to the sides of the barrel instead of straight out the front. This makes the rifle seem to be much much louder. Also, if you use a prone position (laying flat on the ground) this re-directed muzzle blast will stir up dirt and debris.