5.56 vs .30 Carbine


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MP-44
March 28, 2009, 02:18 PM
Not performance but noise/blast from an M4orgery and M1 Carbine

Is there much difference?

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Carne Frio
March 28, 2009, 03:03 PM
M1 carbine is shootable w/o ear protection, not so the 5.56.
:D

Loggerlee
March 28, 2009, 03:08 PM
yep,carbine is less noisy

Coronach
March 28, 2009, 03:10 PM
.30 carbine is less noisy, but you should still wear earpro.

Mike

hso
March 28, 2009, 03:12 PM
Nearly nothing is shootable without hearing protection and 30 carbine certainly isn't.

That said, 30 carbine from an M1 is not as loud as 5.56 from an M4-gery.

.45Guy
March 28, 2009, 03:16 PM
Yeah, hearing protection is definately the way to go. It doesn't take alot to have irrepairable loss. Heck, after my first four years I had 20db loss in certain frequencies. Let's just say now it is quite a bit worse.

MP-44
March 28, 2009, 03:18 PM
Thanks for the replies.

I have owned 3 5.56 ARs but never a M1 Carbine. I was always suprised at how you could feel the blast/concussion from the small 5.56.

dscottw88
March 28, 2009, 03:23 PM
Yeah, I can say from first hand experience that the 5.56 is rediculously loud compared to the .30 carbine. Always wear ear protection.

MP-44
March 28, 2009, 03:29 PM
BTW, I wasn't asking so I could go without ear protection.

telomerase
March 28, 2009, 03:44 PM
I wasn't asking so I could go without ear protection.

No, of course not. But it's a good question; if you're planning on using something against a home invasion, it might be nice to be able to still hear after you fire a couple shots :uhoh:

Dr_2_B
March 29, 2009, 12:17 AM
No, of course not. But it's a good question; if you're planning on using something against a home invasion, it might be nice to be able to still hear after you fire a couple shots

Good point. General consensus is that we practice with hearing protection and we'd use the gun without hearing protection if our life ever depended on it. Problem is if I should ever have to use a gun to defend my life God forbid, I'll be glad to be alive, but I don't really want to be alive and mostly deaf. In certain circumstances, these louder loads can actually cause some permanent hearing loss with a single exposure.

I'm ready for my laser gun now. They're real quiet.

telomerase
March 29, 2009, 05:10 PM
In certain circumstances, these louder loads can actually cause some permanent hearing loss with a single exposure.

True, but I think an even greater concern should be that in nearly EVERY circumstance they cause temporary hearing loss, right when you need every sense to detect further intruders, hear your family members, talk to police, lawyers, tabloid TV schedulers, etc.

JImbothefiveth
March 29, 2009, 05:17 PM
Now that that's settled, what's louder, .223 out of a saiga, 7.62x39 out of a saiga, 12 gauge out of a 870 marine magnum, or 6.8 SPC?

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