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Old 11-10-2018, 8:29 AM
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In past years hunting: .22, 12 ga. and .50 flintlock. No problem experienced.

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Old 11-10-2018, 2:31 PM
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I did on Friday then realized I didn't put my ear plugs in. Was firing .556 so it really wasn't an issue. 7.62 x 51 or .308 WIN I'd have noticed right away.
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Old 11-11-2018, 1:39 PM
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.45 1911 once, holy $@#&! Very loud, I wouldn't recommend it lol.
For hunting I shoot 12 guage with no ear protection no problem
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:13 AM
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What was that you said? My tinnitus is acting up. Lol
Wear your ear protection people, or you'll be able to make your own white noise.
. If you don't like what I say, it obviously means you're listening.
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Old 11-12-2018, 7:08 AM
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Back on the Virginia farm, young and very VERY stupid, shot .44 mag, .45 acp, .357 mag, 9mm, etc etc all without ear protection... as a result, I have to live with permanent loud tinnitus.

As Shelby Stanga the Swamp Man advises: "Don't EVER do it!"

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Old 11-13-2018, 4:39 PM
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When I was a kid, me and a friend fired a 357 mag. No bang, just a ring LOL
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Old 11-13-2018, 5:35 PM
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I've fired .22LR, 12ga and .30-06 without hearing protection while hunting. The aught 6 is fu**ing LOUD and leaves my ears ringing. No issues with the shotgun or the .22.

That being said, I fired my G19 once without hearing protection. The sharp bark of the 9mm was more painful than the .30-06! I'll never do that again unless it's absolutely necessary.

The worst case was when I had a negligent discharge with my AR-15 in my living room. Killed my glorious Sony Trinitron and wounded myself at the same time.
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Old 11-13-2018, 6:14 PM
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Of course, anyone that hunts has. It sucks. Worst I've experienced was from a muzzle braked 30-06, it was a pig hunt and it was a rifle is bought for my wife and not really had time to get used to, but my rifle had an issue a few days before. I miffed my first shot, it ran. In the end I got the pig, 5 rounds though. Took a long time for my ears to stop ringing.

Second worse, walking around with family in mountains one day and my brother starts plinking at a large branch/log sticking out if the ground w a 22. I thought it'd be funny to blast it with my 41mag Blackhawk. That really was stupid and sucked.

I'll never shoot again with ear protection, even hunting. A self defense situation ears be damned, better alive and deaf.

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Old 11-17-2018, 11:26 AM
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Fired about twenty .38 Special rounds from my Marlin .357 mag/.38 spl 1894CS out in the AZ desert before I realized I wasn't wearing ear protection. A friend was standing about 5 feet to my left firing his .357 mag/.38 spl Henry. The fact that I got off that many rounds without even noticing I hadn't put on my ear protection is probably due to two factors: 1) hearing loss from many years off riding loud motorcycles, and 2) degraded hearing that comes with being close to 75 years old. In any event, no short or long term effects.
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