I have muzzle brakes on my 300 win mag, 30-06 and .308. Lots of difference in the recoil. The gunsmith up here turned me on to a muzzle brake that has the ported holed angled forward. This helps take the noise away from the gun and not just to the sides. Big difference in the noise level when pulling the trigger. I don't remember the name of the brake, but many manufacturers use this way of drilling the ports to help with noise.
Also keep in mind the differences between use of your gun. Tactical/range shooting usually uses brakes with no holes on the bottom so dirt and such don't fly up. Hunting brakes usually have holes all around the brake. Mathematics shows that uniform holes all around should reduce more recoil, while no holes on the bottom should reduce recoil rise of the barrel. Always exceptions to these rules, but you will pay more for them too.