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Rimfire noise

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by kermitboy1, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. kermitboy1

    kermitboy1 Banned BANNED

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    I just want to know if any .17 HMR user's wear any kind of ear protection when shooting. Or is this a stupid question assuming the rifle is moderated and the supersonic crack is travelling down range. Out to you forum ?..............KB1:confused:
     
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    No plugs from me , only when i am clay shooting. Atb.
     
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    Pardon ???
     
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    None here; if I was blasting off hundreds of rounds per session then maybe I would, but for a few shots over the course of the evening then I don't worry.
     
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    All the old boys I lamp with are all mutton Geoff so probably a good idea...
     
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    I must admit, I don't want to find in later age, that my shooting gave rise to a loss of hearing, but surely just a few rimfire rounds every now and then are no bother. Cheers KB1.
     
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    .17 hmr is 155db unmoderated at the ear of the shooter.

    Hearing safe is 130db.

    Have a look on the website of your moderator manufacture for the reduction in db their moderator gives. If they don't say look on the sporting rifle sporting gun ect websites they have done loads of .17 hmr mod tests that give db reductions. If you want to be totally safe.
    I can't see the odd few shots hunting being a problem though.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Only time I've worn any hearing protection whilst shooting was on visiting Minsterley Range to zero my 17HMR for the first time on the 100m range and I naively set up and sat down with no hearing protection when the range master sounded the all clear and I nearly shat myself when the other shooters opened up with their CANNONS 'cos that's what it sounded like :eek:


    I could feel the eyes burning in my back and the roars of laughter as I scurried out the range towards the shop to buy some ear plugs :eek:
     
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    Went to the local range with my .22 lr to zero and took some ear plugs on the off chance sat down next to a bloke with a 10/22 shot high velo rounds and after his first shot I jammed them plugs in my ears the sound was a bit uncomfortable to say the least but maybe that was just me :)

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