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Posted: 11/4/2009 7:17:05 PM EST
Im getting this gun and currently I use ear plugs that are rated at 33 db. They do a good job with the AR but I think the 500 with its compensator end is going to much louder. I've been looking into "ear muff" protectors but they typically only reduce sound up to 26-30 db. So technically the ear plugs are a fraction of the price and do a better job of deadening the sound, right?

Or am I missing something with the muffs because the cover more of the ear it reduce the felt concussion or something??

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:22:00 PM EST
Use both plugs and muffs.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:24:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Use both plugs and muffs.


+1


This is what I had to do with a compensated 44 mag. It would ring my ears if I only used one or the other.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:24:35 PM EST
Some of the damaging sounds/vibration are carried through bones in and behind your ears. Muffs are significantly better than plugs when firing overpowered cannons.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:25:54 PM EST
Plugs and Muffs. I shoot an IPSC racegun indoors every once in awhile. With the Comp, most people think I'm shooting a Mosin
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:35:12 PM EST
Hmmm, Both my .44 mountain fun and 10MM are pushing the liimits of plugs + muffs indoors. Maybe I'm a pussy. Not sure how much louder that monster is but not sure I would even fire it indoors.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:37:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By IDK:
Hmmm, Both my .44 mountain fun and 10MM are pushing the liimits of plugs + muffs indoors. Maybe I'm a pussy. Not sure how much louder that monster is but not sure I would even fire it indoors.


Nevery tried my 44 mag indoors. I know an AR with a brake will piss off people though
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:39:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Use both plugs and muffs.



This

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:39:54 PM EST
If you use plugs, make sure you use them CORRECTLY.

If you use earmuffs, make sure you PUSH the muffs in so that they form a vacuum seal with your head.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:40:59 PM EST
Get a can for it.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:59:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By IDK:
Hmmm, Both my .44 mountain fun and 10MM are pushing the liimits of plugs + muffs indoors. Maybe I'm a pussy. Not sure how much louder that monster is but not sure I would even fire it indoors.


Nevery tried my 44 mag indoors. I know an AR with a brake will piss off people though


Both the .44 and the 10mm put out a pumpkin sized flash and heat you can feel. The blast is something else. Difference is the AR puts the blast a lot further from your head.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:00:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By SGocka:
Use both plugs and muffs.


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