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    When I shoot game I dont hear the shot. I dont feel I am suffering at all when shooting at game, weather it be ducks or big game with any caliber of gun.

    I am curious when shooting game with a rifle equipped with a muzzle break if you hear it and if its ear piercing like it is when target practicing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddy View Post
    When I shoot game I dont hear the shot. I dont feel I am suffering at all when shooting at game, weather it be ducks or big game with any calibur of gun.

    I am curious when shooting game with a rifle equipped with a muzzle break if you hear it and if its ear piercing like it is when target practicing.
    Sometimes it is louder as you are closed in by the environment, tree,s etc, yes can be very loud.

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    I ALWAYS wear ear protection. My hearing was damaged in the military because of either no, or poor quality hearing protection.

    When I hunt with a gun I use electronic ones that allow me to hear all around like super hearing and they cut out with the shot.

    My experience with a muzzle break is it makes the sound louder, at least for those to the sides of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Stewart View Post
    My hearing was damaged in the military because of either no, or poor quality hearing protection.
    Back in the day, in units like the Herbies..(RCHA), it wasn't manly to wear the ear defenders.....lots of deaf guys getting medical pensions due to stupidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddy View Post
    When I shoot game I dont hear the shot. I dont feel I am suffering at all when shooting at game, weather it be ducks or big game with any calibur of gun.

    I am curious when shooting game with a rifle equipped with a muzzle break if you hear it and if its ear piercing like it is when target practicing.
    You do not feel like you are suffering but you are.

    I had a bout of tinnitus, I thought it was from the concerts I went to in the past but the hearing test proved that it was from shooting. My left ear is on the verge of needing a hearing aid and my right is fine, the stock blocks your right ear if you are a right handed shooter. The proof is in the testing, I always used hearing protection at the range and never hunting, this is what happened. I asked the tech about it, we are a hunting community, she said it is typical hearing loss for a hunter.

    Wear your ears.

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    I don't agree about the stock blocking your ear. My ear doesn't press against any stock of any of my firearms and my right ear is worse than my left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Stewart View Post
    I don't agree about the stock blocking your ear. My ear doesn't press against any stock of any of my firearms and my right ear is worse than my left.

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    Your right ear is blocked by the stock from the direct sound wave from the gun going off, this is what I was told.

    Here is a write up from a doctor talking about it.

    https://www.audiologyonline.com/ask-...om-shooter-347

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Your right ear is blocked by the stock from the direct sound wave from the gun going off, this is what I was told.

    Here is a write up from a doctor talking about it.

    https://www.audiologyonline.com/ask-...om-shooter-347
    I agree I have the exact same problem. Didn’t know better when we were kids. Both my brother and I have very poor left ear hearing from shooting. Not good for the right ear either but it doesn’t get as much as the left does

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    Most of the damage I received to my hearing is in my left ear... when distracted and forget to put on my ears on when on the range and the guy next to me shots..especially when it's a Leopard 105mm Tank
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    I'll read the study but I just don't see it being correct, especially when my damage was done while shooting the C7 which tends to have a head up position.

    I was also a mortar man and usually #1 on the tube so that put my right ear toward the blast.

    I also don't see the amount of sound energy coming to the left side as significantly lower than what's hitting the right side.



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