I bought a Savage 10-FCP in 6.5 Creedmore a few years ago, put a Vortex Viper on it and a Ruger RPR muzzle brake. I put the brake on after a fashion so I could keep my target in the scope to observe impact easier when alone. The recoil of the 6.5 does not merit a brake, and the 10 FCP is heavy enough to mitigate recoil anyway (aluminum bedded frame and heavy 24” barrel), but I can easily observe all hits through use of the brake. I have gotten real comfortable with the rifle and seldom shoot it with the brake anymore. The cartridge is quite accurate with the right loads as you can see with this 100 yard group (picture is rotated left) with the rifle sighted for 200 zero. I defaced these pennies last year at 100. Tried to nail em with three shots, but I pulled a shot and only nicked one so it took four shots.