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DinoPJR
04-08-2012, 9:11 PM
I shot the M1A for the first time and mine is that thing nice! We had some people come up to where I live and had an all day shooting session. Blasted off over 2500 rounds of .223 and 800 rounds or so of .308 and plenty of other guns ( .45s, .357s, and of course .22 etc.). Anyways I made the mistake of not having ear protection while shooting the M1A and that thing is an ear ringer! Pretty heavy firearm also. Well Happy Easter all! Just thought I would share my day real quick

osis32
04-08-2012, 9:19 PM
Why wasn't I invited? Congrats on the new blaster. My friend made the mistake of forgetting ears next to a .416 barrett so you're not doing too bad :p

cfusionpm
04-08-2012, 9:27 PM
It's a fine shooter. I bought my Scout used off a fellow Calgunner about a year ago and have loved it ever since. Not as accurate as my 700, but way more fun than they AR. Very smooth, and feels like a piece of American history. :)

DinoPJR
04-08-2012, 10:11 PM
Yes it does feel very solid! What war was that model gun from again? I am gonna try to put up a few pics, but it seems like I have to resize them, so I will do that tomorrow. I hope you guys had a great Easter! Goodnight calguns!

osis32
04-08-2012, 10:23 PM
It was in the korean and vietnam war. Very limited service. Now they're retrofitting them as ebr's and dmr's.

kwansao
04-08-2012, 10:47 PM
I was under the impression the m14 was not used in korea. My friend whose grand uncle who was a marine from before wwii throughout the korean conflict recounted his grand uncle using wwii issue weapons during all his front line combat.

DinoPJR
04-08-2012, 11:27 PM
http://http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150720692202210&set=a.10150090676472210.277595.619982209&type=1&theater i cannot get a pic posted so let me try this! check it out if it works

DinoPJR
04-08-2012, 11:29 PM
nah! it didn't work. well this is pissing me off! I will try again tomorrow

OldShooter32
04-09-2012, 6:25 AM
That session will stay with you forever. It's called tinnitus... Wear hearing protection!

cfusionpm
04-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Yes it does feel very solid! What war was that model gun from again? I am gonna try to put up a few pics, but it seems like I have to resize them, so I will do that tomorrow. I hope you guys had a great Easter! Goodnight calguns!

Ever see the movie Full Metal Jacket? :cool:

gotshotgun?
04-09-2012, 10:57 AM
You shot 800 rounds through the m1a? Wow over how long?

kedenimar
04-09-2012, 11:13 AM
That session will stay with you forever. It's called tinnitus... Wear hearing protection!

made that mistake on my first ever shooting session.....still have that high pitched "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" hissing sound when it is dead quiet.... word to the wise- ALWAYS WEAR EAR PROTECTION! (sorry i yelled, but its that important)

30Cal
04-09-2012, 5:22 PM
I was under the impression the m14 was not used in korea. My friend whose grand uncle who was a marine from before wwii throughout the korean conflict recounted his grand uncle using wwii issue weapons during all his front line combat.

correct.

DinoPJR
04-09-2012, 5:52 PM
You shot 800 rounds through the m1a? Wow over how long?

This was over the whole day from about 10 am to 5 pm. Very fun day!

wjc
04-09-2012, 7:49 PM
I usually double up with earplugs and cans. Last time I shot at the range I had a guy with a Garand next to me. The over-pressure I was getting from both our shots was awesome!

Definitely wear ear protection...that ain't a .22 you're shooting! :D

cfusionpm
04-09-2012, 9:25 PM
With the muzzle brake and shorter barrel on my Scout, it's headache-inducing at most indoor ranges; ear pro or not!

Neptune
04-09-2012, 11:16 PM
Congrats on the new rifle and for dropping more rounds in a session than most guys will ever shoot in that caliber. Heck, if the recoil doesn't make them wince, the price of that stuff will.



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DesertSniper
04-10-2012, 7:28 AM
Blasted off over 2500 rounds of .223 and 800 rounds or so of .308 and plenty of other guns ( .45s, .357s, and of course .22 etc.)

I want your ammo budget! thats like 3k or more in ammo (IF you bought quality ammo)

peter95
04-10-2012, 7:40 AM
yup, protection first. Dont forget your ears.

slo5oh
04-10-2012, 8:58 AM
After 200 rounds through my m1a I would nearly always have a black and blue shoulder. I can't imagine what it would look like after 800.

DinoPJR
04-10-2012, 1:05 PM
We had 8 guys out here. I didn't shoot all 800 myself lol. And I didn't pay for all the ammo myself either. But between all of us probably did drop over a grand in ammo including .223 .308 9mm .45 .357 etc and .22 haha. My ears still aren't all the way back but I am pretty sure I will be fine and I will NEVER not use ear protection

Manolito
04-10-2012, 1:11 PM
I carried that wepon in war and I can tell you I didn't wear hearing protection for obvious reasons.

My favorite word today is WHAT WHAT DID TOU SAY.

Hearing damage is cumulative and the poster above has the best advice ear plugs and mouse ears. There is bone conduction like from a .50 caliber that can't be protected against. If you want to hear your grand kids laugh and play wear your hearing protection.

This has been brought to you by a deaf old guy.

Bill

H2O MAN
04-10-2012, 1:37 PM
I shot the M1A for the first time and mine is that thing nice!


:eek: Be careful!

Those M14/M1A rifles can be very addictive (https://www.facebook.com/pages/H2O-MANs-addiction-to-M14s/425529914130869)!

whipkiller
04-10-2012, 1:56 PM
made that mistake on my first ever shooting session.....still have that high pitched "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" hissing sound when it is dead quiet.... word to the wise- ALWAYS WEAR EAR PROTECTION! (sorry i yelled, but its that important)

I just assumed you were yelling due to your hearing damage.:p