This is a discussion on How loud is your gun? within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by tangoseal My AR-15 is right around 3,156,345 DB when I am not wearing hearing pro. Probably really around 155 or something. Yeah, ...
I have two that are very loud, three that are very very loud, five that are crazy loud, and then my AR-10 which causes the shooter at the table beside me to pick up and leave.
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They are so loud, I have to use two sets of plugs, and innie and an outie.
That .50BMG I've got will run people off. If there are a lot of people at the range, I'll pull it out first...
The .300 Whisper,supressed is 110db at 3 feet sounds like a pellet gun.
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I'm not sure how loud my 7.5" AR15 is.....I usually refer to it as "cubic loud". It is definitely the loudest thing on the range....especially if I'm on the end next to the concrete wall. It definitely gets everyone's attention, though.
One handgun that has a reputation for loudness that isn't overrated is the Ruger Blackhawk .30 Carbine revolver. Firing with military ball or warm hand loads loaded with H 110 powder will really rattle the fillings in one's teeth! Its bark is far worse than its bite.
The number one side effect of the shooting sports is hearing loss. It's real, it's undeniable, it's irreversible, and permanent.
Wear good hearing protection with every shot. Period!!!!!
I carry a .45 because they don't make a .46
The loudest thing I have ever shot is a Mossberg 500 shotgun with steelshot.
The quietest thing is ever fired is a Ruger 10/22 all weather with mini-mags.
My guitar amp is afar more eardrum destructive than my guns. With hearing protection, that 120 Watt Halfstack is louder on 10 than the XD I have is.
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Noise-Induced Hearing Loss suggest that the exposure risk can be ameliorated by taking certain anti-oxidants such such as aspirin and Vitamin E after an incident. They are part of my EDC kit in case of unanticipated loud noise.
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I actually had a 45 ACP fired in my bathroom and my hearing was fine ,no deafness or ringing in the ears,just a loud bang
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