I second that. I have been looking at the Encore barrels.Imagine shooting a 45/70 Ruger #1 load in a Scout or Hunter model. A 275-300gr bullet over 2300fps thumps no matter how you look at it but the muzzle brake is gunna help. You can reduce the recoil by using sabots and bullets in the 200-250gr range but you wont be able to use the brake with sabots (most likely).
According to some newer posts, more recent Scout barrels are a bit choked at the muzzle (tighter). This can be a huge pain when shooting sabotless. I have not seen anyone complain about the Hunter barrels yet but they dont have a brake. CVA dropped the Hunter and now offers a blued Scout without a brake to take its place.
So i would probably take a look at the Encore barrel options atm. You get a better barrel even if its just a MGM preferred and not the Brux. Hankins Scout conversions are well over $800 now. You can get a good barrel for that kinda dough.