Our personal 7mm Fatmax weighs about 6.6 lbs including the 3.5-18 Swaro scope. Its a pussy to shoot with just a radial type brake, but we fit some with our 7000 series alloy angled port directional brakes for those who feel they want more. We personally only have these on the bigger FX series with the heavier projectiles. Not needed on the Fatmax really though, and the radial is better for when you're taking the brake on and off for spook and shoot mode when we're walking without hearing protection, and then winding back on when we want to take a long shot with plugs in. All brakes will creep on the shoulder over time with many on and offs, and it doesn't matter with a radial but is annoying as it starts to index wrong with a directional.