I am a new member from Colorado. I live in the foothills north and west of Boulder, CO. I bought a Mark II Safari grade BAR a couple of years ago and just found the Browning Owners group while trying to get information on the BOSS-CR. Up until now I had not realized how loud the regular BOSS was with the muzzle brake (up until now I always had hearing protection on). I guess I had not believed some of the posts I had read. One shot at an elk was enough to convince me that I needed the BOSS-CR. (That is after I got up off of the ground!!!!) I shoot a fair amount of USPSA pistol matches but I use primarily Smith and Wesson pistols for that. I also hunt elk, pronghorn, and deer as well as upland game. Nice to be on the forum.