It is Laconia motorcycle week here in NH and I had plans to be out on the bike cruising the mountains and checking out the rally. Well the weather had other plans (seems to happen almost every year) and has been raining constant. So out of frustration me and a friend decided to run some errands just to get out of the house. We hit a couple of the local gun shops to price out ammo. While I was talking to a clerk, he wandered off into the rifle racks. He is a NH Fish and Game huntiung instructor and has dealt with his own fair share of Q&A from me on my desire to acquire my first rifle to round out my collection of firsts. I got a tap on the shoulder and when I turned around a bolt action was thrust into my hands. "This is what you should be looking into." he said as I excused myself from the counter. I looked it over, looked down the scope, and worked the action a few times. After that, I found I liked the way it felt and functioned. So with that, I ended up carrousing the Mossberg site when I got home and looked at the bolt action rifles. I really love the look of this 4x4 model and was thinking of getting it in .30-06 caliber; Standard Stock Sculpted stock The only thing that I am worried about is the muzzle break. I have heard and read stories of muzzle breaks making it a less than popular item for shooting at the range. Not to mention that it makes it louder for the shooter as well. With no experience there I differ to you guys for opinions. With that in mind I looked for options without a muzzle break. The 4x4 does not have a scope option package without a break so I looed into the 100 ATR series. After a little looking I came across the Night Train model. There is a lot of appeal there for me because of the package deal. Piccatinny rail for plenty of scope options, 4-16x50mm variable scope with sunshade included, bipod, heavy duty nylon strap, and adjustable trigger. The only downside (in my opinion) is the lack of that beautiful wood grain, but for $100 less I can get around that. Here is that model So I sit at a crossroads. Anyone have any insight/opinions to offer?