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SpeedAKL
March 24, 2010, 03:26 PM
For me, it has to be my Bushmaster AR with an AK-style compensator up front. M193 touched off indoors with that thing is quite the kaboom. My roommate in college had a Mosin M44, however, which was definitely louder.

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Robert
March 24, 2010, 03:29 PM
Huh? what did you say? ;)

Scrapperz
March 24, 2010, 03:30 PM
My loudest is my 460 XVR with the "full monty loads".

NMGonzo
March 24, 2010, 03:30 PM
M44 or my 870 ... can't decide yet.

Driftertank
March 24, 2010, 03:32 PM
By far, my Mosin-Nagant M44. I have heard few things short of a .50BMG that are louder at the range.

Next one behind that would be either my PTR-91 with flash hider, or my 18" Remington 870 Express Magnum Security model, when using 3" magnum loads. The shotgun, when firing mag loads, has a muzzle flash about the diameter of a basketball. REALLY cool when shooting at dusk.

WoofersInc
March 24, 2010, 03:42 PM
For me I think it is my AK-47 Pistol. I can feel the blast wave when shooting that thing.

Topspeed
March 24, 2010, 03:48 PM
My Mossberg 500.

bowfin
March 24, 2010, 03:49 PM
M44 Carbine or Ruger .30 Carbine revolver. I think the Ruger wins...

19-3Ben
March 24, 2010, 03:51 PM
Mosin M44.

phoenix79
March 24, 2010, 03:53 PM
Guns I own:
Rifle: Ruger M77 MkII .30-06
Pistol: CZ-52

Guns I've fired:
Uncle's Barrett M82

broncobob
March 24, 2010, 03:56 PM
By far is A broadside from my battleship all nine 16" guns at once,hands down.

Just One Shot
March 24, 2010, 03:57 PM
My old Winchester break open 12 ga.

Kingcreek
March 24, 2010, 04:01 PM
I think my M1a bush rifle with the muzzle brake may be louder than my .300 mag.

zxcvbob
March 24, 2010, 04:03 PM
Also a Ruger .30 Carbine revolver. People at the range look at me funny when I shoot it. :D

mikana
March 24, 2010, 04:04 PM
I know it's strange, but nothing I've ever shot is louder than an excam 22lr sa revolver I used to own. Not much in the way of concussion, but man it was a pop!:what:

627PCFan
March 24, 2010, 04:05 PM
7mm Rem out a 24 inch barrel.

Some people claim 3" Mag shotshells are louder but I dont buy it. The crack of a rifle hurts my ears more than the boom of a shotgun.

19-3Ben
March 24, 2010, 04:07 PM
Definitely.

fireman 9731
March 24, 2010, 04:09 PM
My Remington 700 VTR is 22-250 has quite a crack to it, The porting in the barrel doesn't help much....

jak67429
March 24, 2010, 04:12 PM
Browning A bolt 7mm mag with a BOSS. Guys on the bench next me asked me to leave or wait til they do.

TheNev
March 24, 2010, 04:15 PM
My Mosin 91/30 is a boomer.
Romanian TTC is definitely an attention getter, one guy at the range thought I was shooting .44mag!
While not comparatively loud, my Baby Browning is a rambunctious little sucker, I call it the "Noisy Cricket", kicks pretty good for a tiny gun too.

HGUNHNTR
March 24, 2010, 04:25 PM
6" .357 model 66.

I made the mistake of shooting a deer out of a wooden ground blind with it w/o hearing protection. That was 2 years ago and I still have constant ringing, and significant hearing loss from that one incident. *please wear hearing protection, it doesn't make you less manly*

DC300a
March 24, 2010, 04:30 PM
Mosin M44

indie
March 24, 2010, 04:33 PM
Hungarian AMD-65

Japle
March 24, 2010, 04:48 PM
.358 Norma Mag pushing a Speer 250 gr bullet at 2750 fps.

Every time I take it to the range, people ask me, "WTH is that thing"?

wow6599
March 24, 2010, 04:56 PM
16" Mini-14

Zip7
March 24, 2010, 05:00 PM
M44 Carbine or Ruger .30 Carbine revolver. I think the Ruger wins...

+1. I have a .30 Carbine Blackhawk too. That baby is loud.

RevDerb
March 24, 2010, 05:05 PM
Mosin Nagant M44 by far.

todd128
March 24, 2010, 05:15 PM
my keltec plr16 first time i shot it i had ear plugs but it was like not have any,now i wear two

ConstitutionCowboy
March 24, 2010, 05:19 PM
Marlin 1895 Scout in 45-70.

Woody

JWF III
March 24, 2010, 05:25 PM
It's pretty much a toss-up between...

-M-N M44
-1 7/8" .357 J-frame
-Mini-14 cutdown to 14 1/2" with a pemanent flash hider bringing it back to 16 1/4" (This ones even louder than my Mini-14, cut down to 13" witrh a long flash hider permanently attcached to 16 1/4". Doesn't make much sense, but the one with the slightly longer barrel is much louder.)

Wyman

FIVETWOSEVEN
March 24, 2010, 05:25 PM
REM 870 with bore thunder, GIANT fireball (its just a blank)

Maverick223
March 24, 2010, 05:55 PM
I'd say my H&K USP .45ACP-FS. That sucker is loud. Rifle wise, my .300WM D-Tac. SRS is probably the worst.

:)

Babarsac
March 24, 2010, 05:59 PM
My Mosin M-38......KABOOM!

LRS_Ranger
March 24, 2010, 06:01 PM
That new 45-70 I just picked up has quite the blast...

rmfnla
March 24, 2010, 06:11 PM
This one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLPUm81B4Bo

Deus Machina
March 24, 2010, 06:34 PM
I think my M44 is even louder than my 12-gauge.

My friend has an M44 with an AK74-style muzzle brake on it. :what:

Edit: in the video above, did anyone else notice the guy in the last lane is just pointing a slide-locked gun?

ol' scratch
March 24, 2010, 07:05 PM
For me, it has to be my Bushmaster AR with an AK-style compensator up front. M193 touched off indoors with that thing is quite the kaboom. My roommate in college had a Mosin M44, however, which was definitely louder.
Ditto on the M44. VERY loud.

Equestrian
March 24, 2010, 08:29 PM
either the m44 or my 18" 270 it has about a two foot fireball and when fired prone it picks stuff up off the ground

Xytmnt
March 24, 2010, 09:15 PM
My AK with a brake is a pretty loud toy to play with..

SaxonPig
March 24, 2010, 09:35 PM
I'll agree on the 30 Carbine Blackhawk. Really cracks. Strange since it's not very powerful. Military 110 ammo only clocks 1400 FPS so it's actually less powerful than a 357 Magnum.

The HK91 really roars. Barrel is only 19" and I heard that the odd rifling promotes a loud report. It does make a ton of noise.

357mag.
March 24, 2010, 09:47 PM
Toss-up between my 357 snub and my 300win.mag

josh...just josh
March 24, 2010, 09:50 PM
I think the .30 carbine thing has to do with slow burning rifle powder in a pistol length barrel (like a .22 mag pistol), I think that my Marlin 336 is up there for the loudest gun I own

mljdeckard
March 24, 2010, 09:51 PM
My Howa 1500 .270 is not only loud, the report seems to circle and linger more than other rifles.

TehK1w1
March 24, 2010, 09:51 PM
Tossup between the Mosin M38 and my Hakim. My CZ52 has some pop too.

robhof
March 24, 2010, 09:52 PM
Contender 30-30 in 14" barrel with brake.

bkjeffrey
March 24, 2010, 09:53 PM
43mm black powder cannon.......

HOWARD J
March 24, 2010, 09:56 PM
I took my .30 carbine blackhawk to my first CCW class over 8 years ago-
Good thing I had a backup--I needed it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dubbleA
March 24, 2010, 09:57 PM
I think it's my 50 BMG, igniting 230grs of slow burning powder does a job at breaking the silence. It's shot alot indoors which is not only loud but the shock wave from the muzzle brake "moves" you.;)


Not mine but have shot a 5 inch barreled full auto 308 Win, it was plum nuts loud and you talk about a flame thrower, it was crazy. It had a verticle grip right behind the muzzle and you needed to wear gloves if you want to keep the hair.

FROGO207
March 24, 2010, 10:00 PM
It's a tossup between my Mosin, my 30 carbine Blackhawk, and my Automag II in .22 mag. The mosin has the biggest fireball for sure.:D

Opoche
March 24, 2010, 10:12 PM
+1 on TehK1w1's post
Either my Mosin M38 or my Hakim. Leaning towards the Hakim, the muzzle break on that thing is a beast.

joeq
March 24, 2010, 10:15 PM
My loudest gun would be my M44 for sure. My S&W 442 with Buffalo bore +P rounds isn't exactly quiet.

Mandolin
March 24, 2010, 10:16 PM
Not mine but have shot a 5 inch barreled full auto 308 Win, it was plum nuts loud and you talk about a flame thrower, it was crazy. It had a verticle grip right behind the muzzle and you needed to wear gloves if you want to keep the hair

That's uterly crazy. Was it a G3 or FAL before being choped down?

Ky Larry
March 24, 2010, 10:21 PM
My T/C Contender with 14" bull barrel in .223 and warm loads. My neice has a Glock 33 in .357 S.I.G. that really cracks.

Exposure
March 24, 2010, 10:24 PM
My Barrett Model 99 or my 7.5" upper on my M16. Both them are really loud!

SharpsDressedMan
March 24, 2010, 10:57 PM
I think it is this one................. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05273.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/?action=view&current=DSC05273.jpg)

wojownik
March 24, 2010, 11:04 PM
M38, M44 and SVT-40. The muzzle break on the SVT-40 seems to be a sound amplifier :D

billybobjoe
March 24, 2010, 11:51 PM
My 44 mag is louder than my snub 357 or 30-06.

9mm+
March 24, 2010, 11:55 PM
Mauser 98k

Klusterbuck
March 25, 2010, 10:17 AM
Cheap little .410 single shot derringer. More of a novelty than anything else. If it's ever used in defense, I should be able to ID the perp as the other guy in the ER with blood flowing from his ears.

JWF III
March 25, 2010, 10:50 AM
The muzzle break on the SVT-40 seems to be a sound amplifier

Forgot about that one. Have to add that to my list of "in the running."

Wyman

uspJ
March 25, 2010, 11:00 AM
i had a xd with a ported barrell in .40 , it was so loud i couldn't stand to shoot it without a good set of plugs. my ears still hurt after a good session of shooting it even with the plugs. the only gun i have now that is comparable is a 300 win mag.

DeepSouth
March 25, 2010, 11:02 AM
I do not know, I have several gun I have never heard without plugs in and muffs on. I will say I can't believe no one has said a NAA mini yet, those little things are LOUD.

sidibear
March 25, 2010, 11:04 AM
My .454 Casull Mateba Griffone loaded with 300gr truncated heads, the shockwave is like banging your head, white flash in the eyes and a metal smell in the nose kinda like its about to bleed.
.243 Browning A-Bolt with Boss comes close.

alsaqr
March 25, 2010, 11:06 AM
The loudest gun that I own is a Ruger Black Hawk in .30 carbine. I bought the gun used after someone had a gunsmith shorten the barrel to five inches. It is a very accurate gun that will sometimes make five bullet holes touch at 25 yards. But the sucker is so loud with milsurp ammo!!!!

MachIVshooter
March 25, 2010, 11:36 AM
My AR-50.

After that, PLR-16, G-3 clone with 12-hole brake, .454 Casull SRH.

Gaffer
March 25, 2010, 11:47 AM
Rifles are loud but I have an octogon barrelled Contender in .222 that makes quite a noise. Perhaps it is because you are closer to the muzzle and maybe that unburned powder that ignites after leaving the barrel, but boy!

coolcloo1019
March 25, 2010, 12:02 PM
I'd have to say my 30-30 is loudest. It's right up there with my S&W m&p 40.

Jonah71
March 25, 2010, 12:38 PM
I'm not sure it was the loudest, but the 2" barrel .22 mag. I had was more painful to shoot without protection. That thing had a very distinctive "crack" that actually hurt.

pikid89
March 25, 2010, 12:42 PM
+1 on the .22mag...my single six is freakishly loud...my colt commander .45 is not far behind

BHP FAN
March 25, 2010, 12:45 PM
.308 Gibbs carbine.Holy crud!

rfurtkamp
March 25, 2010, 12:47 PM
Pistol: Bushmaster Carbon 15 "Pistol" with muzzle brake. Good lord, it can knock out fillings at 15 paces, take the brake off and it's nearly human.

Rifles: My Vector V51 (HK-51) SBRs. 8.5" semiauto .308 goodness.

testosterone
March 25, 2010, 01:05 PM
Barret M82A1.

Also, surprisingly loud is my NAA mini in 22 mag.

jsg
March 25, 2010, 01:35 PM
11 inch Contender in 7-30 Waters with a Muzzle Tamer.
Usually I get the range to myself after 5 shots. I always get at least 1/2 the range to myself. Funny thing is, it has very reasonable recoil and will do right at 1 MOA at 100.

rodensouth
March 25, 2010, 01:50 PM
.460 with 3.5 inch barrel. Makes my sinuses feel weird.

LoneCoon
March 25, 2010, 02:05 PM
Oh yeah, CZ52. Loud and the throws brass all over the place.

Sweden
March 25, 2010, 03:03 PM
I'd say it's a toss up between the 10" AR15 or the 12" AR10.

Ala Dan
March 25, 2010, 04:23 PM
My choice for the loudest gun would have
to be my 16" barrel Colt CAR-15~! :eek: ;)

RyanM
March 25, 2010, 05:27 PM
Definitely my Serbu Super Shorty.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/syldssuf/serbu5.jpg

Especially with 3" magnum, 7/8 ounce, high-velocity slugs. Makes a fireball that's literally about 2 feet wide and 5 or 6 feet long, if you shoot it at dusk.

offthepaper
March 25, 2010, 05:38 PM
Another vote for the M44,

I like to shoot about 50 rds or so without ear plugs or muffs.
That way I can go home and not have to hear any crap about spending the day at the range. :D

Bear 45/70
March 25, 2010, 05:38 PM
Can you say 22-250? Ever heard one speak? Then you know how loud a 4000 fps round is.

Skillet
March 25, 2010, 06:12 PM
a savage 110 7mm mag. that sucker is loud!

rha600
March 25, 2010, 06:15 PM
S&W 500 magnum. It rattles the door on the indoor range I go to.

Old Time Hunter
March 25, 2010, 06:45 PM
Toss up between the M38, M44, and a Marlin 1895M .450 Marlin

andy*
March 25, 2010, 09:57 PM
My loudest gun is my Lee Enfield #5 Carbine. I think it was invented to blind, deafen and shake up the shooter and shootee... Andy

BHP FAN
March 25, 2010, 10:04 PM
that's what my Gibbs is...pretty much a .308 #5 carbine.Kills on one end,wounds and deafens on the other.

frogomatic
March 25, 2010, 11:03 PM
my super redhawk alaskan in 454, good god is that thing deafening.

8830
March 25, 2010, 11:10 PM
7.5" barrel AR15 pistol. I have to wear ear muffs over my ear plugs when shooting that one.

Colton White
March 26, 2010, 01:03 AM
Amd-65

graywolfls
March 26, 2010, 03:18 AM
Smith Model 629 with a three inch bbl, firing Cor-Bon in a indoor range. The muzzel blast wave cracked a wire reinforced glass window looking in from the gun store. It got everybodys attention and almost got me kicked off the range. PS: I offered to replace the window if they would let me keep the broken one as a souviner signed by the range master. Guess What. They took me up on it and it cost me $175.00.

Torchman
March 26, 2010, 04:47 AM
I had a Taurus 85 .38sp snubbie....while maybe not the LOUDEST had a pitch, tone, whatever you want to call it that PHYSICALLY HURT!!

Deus Machina
March 26, 2010, 05:21 AM
^^

My 2.5" one doesn't hurt (outside of some harsh loads!) but has a tone that demands attention. Everyone expects the long-barreled .357 in the next stall to roar, but the 85's 'PFAH!' is surprising,

Hunterdad
March 26, 2010, 09:12 AM
Mosin M44. That thing will suck the oxygen right out of your lungs.

gloucestergarand
March 26, 2010, 10:18 PM
Wasn't mine personally, but I still remember it...the M60A1 sitting next to mine at the Yakima Firing Center, when I stupidly popped my head out of my TC's cupalo, without plugs or my CVC, and he lit off a 105mm SABOT round. Not just the report, but the blast as well. Remembered that lesson even to this day!

Redneck with a 40
March 26, 2010, 10:25 PM
My Remington 700 SPS Tactical .308, 20" barrel, quite a bit of blast with that thing. I double up with plugs and muffs for this one. It sure is fun though!:)

pty101
March 27, 2010, 12:42 AM
my mosin nagant would definately be at the top of my list

Leafy Cronmer
March 27, 2010, 12:51 AM
Sorry nothing in my safe makes any noise compared to what was stated. Although my Grandfathers Enfield would probably make the top twenty.


Quick question, what is the second handle on the top of that Serbu super shorty used for? Don't understand, can anyone enlighten me?

Sunray
March 27, 2010, 01:20 AM
"...touched off indoors..." A .22 LR fired indoors is loud and will damage your hearing without protection. Quit shooting centrefire rifles inside.

Lizard1911
March 27, 2010, 01:37 AM
Bond Arms 3.5" 45c/410ga. It hurts through the ear plugs. Only shot 3" 410 so far, one day I'll buy/load some 255gr cast for it.

natman
March 27, 2010, 05:34 AM
Browning A bolt 7mm mag with a BOSS. Guys on the bench next me asked me to leave or wait til they do.
Mine too. First thing I did was order the non-drilled CR insert. The drilled version reduced recoil, but the 7mm Mag doesn't kick so hard that the unbelievable noise was warranted.

Honorable mentions:

Ruger 30 carbine revolver. I don't own one, but I heard one once at the range, which is why I don't own one.
S&W snubnosed 357. I don't recall the exact load, but it was a full house 357 and you could feel the blast wave. Kicked a bit too.

cauberallies
March 27, 2010, 05:40 AM
My Mosin Nagant M38 and the AMD 65 I used to own are both ungodly loud. In terms of volume, they are about equal, but the sound each one makes is distinctly different.

The AMD felt like your eardrum being slapped. It was loud, percussive, and it had a very distinct metallic "chink" sort of sound that you'd usually associate with belt-fed machine guns in cheesy action movies. It hurt like a son-of-a-gun without ear protection.

On the other hand, my M38 has a powerful "thump" to it, like a kick in the chest. You can feel it through your entire body. This past summer, myself and two of my friends were all out at the range shooting our Mosins. I had my M38, friend #1 had his M44, and friend #2 had his Chinese Type 53. All 3 have equal barrel length. We had the range to ourselves, so we were goofing off a bit, and doing some volley fire(ready, aim, FIRE!). A few rounds into the first volley, all three of us managed to touch off our rifles at the exact same instant. It literally knocked the wind out of me, set my car alarm off approx. 100 yds away, and one of my friends was so rattled that he had to sit down. I had on improvised ear plugs underneath my muffs, and my ears rang for a good 8 hours after.

My M38 is ridiculously loud on its own. Three of them going off at the same time is indescribable.

SwampWolf
March 27, 2010, 06:03 AM
My Model 415 Taurus .41 Magnum with 2 1/2", ported barrel.

Just about as loud are a couple of safe queens that howl in indignation from the dark recesses of my safe when I head to the range with a couple of their more privileged stable-mates. :)

earlthegoat2
March 27, 2010, 09:15 AM
Here goes:

22 Magnum Mini Revolver. This thing is just loud for some reason. Probably the short barrel.

Thumpa
March 27, 2010, 09:21 AM
14" TC barrel with muzzle tamer in 45-70 cal.

Webbj0219
March 27, 2010, 09:46 AM
My S&W 442. Shot this thing with a .38 special +p without hearing protection the first time. Never doing that again. My right ear was ringing for a week. Thing is louder than a 12 gauge. Probable the loudest single noise Ive heard in my lifetime.

RyanM
March 27, 2010, 11:23 AM
Quick question, what is the second handle on the top of that Serbu super shorty used for? Don't understand, can anyone enlighten me?

Normally I have a red dot scope on my Shorty, but then everyone asks me "why do you have a scope on a Serbu Super Shorty?" The answer is because I can print about 3" groups at 25 yards. Less if I don't flinch.

So sometimes I put a vertical foregrip on it so people can ask about that instead.

delta53
March 27, 2010, 12:30 PM
Shooting my BAR with out the flash hider on is my loudest I always wanted to get a muzzle brake to fit. I tryed to make one from a blank firing device but did not work out.

bkjeffrey
March 27, 2010, 01:14 PM
Not mine.....but the loudest gun I've ever heard was a CIWS 20mm Phalanx.
A friend and myself were got to witness a 2 second test fire while overseas. My friend says "Dude, I dare you to take your earpro off....." So me, being young and dumb, slid my earsmuffs off my ears and pulled out my ear plugs (double hearing protection was required).

We were about 30 feet from the gun just off the side of the muzzle.

When that thing went off it actually made my knees wobble and made my mouth water like I was going to puke. If youve ever been punched so hard that you were almost K.O.'d thats how I felt. I think I almost saw stars for a split second.

sonick808
March 27, 2010, 02:22 PM
another vote for the M44

MovedWest
March 28, 2010, 12:46 AM
My Ruger Super Blackhawks in 44 mag. With my hunting loads I've been known to make folks on my side of the range jump - and the rest of the people usually look. About 1 in 3 trips to the range, I get the "what IS that?!" question.

-MW

Nick5182
March 28, 2010, 12:59 AM
I've got a couple 12 ga shotguns and a 20 ga, but I gotta say my winchester 94 .30-30 with a 20" bbl is absolutely painful to shoot without plugs.

deadasslast2004
March 28, 2010, 01:10 AM
followed by my 300 win mag with a break. damn sure head turners when i fire one off at the range under the metal roof with the concrete floor and concrete tables....................I love it

guess thats why they call me Maytag.......... I am the agitator on the human washing machine. besides we all have had white taters, red taters, irish taters, sweet taters but nothing beats a agitater.

FMJMIKE
March 28, 2010, 11:53 AM
PSL-54C...............:D
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/mbmphoto/PSLa.jpg

WardenWolf
March 28, 2010, 12:28 PM
Rats, FMJMike beat me to it. My PSL is a big boomer. With that 7.62x54R round and very efficient muzzle brake up front, it BOOMS. My father's SP101 snubby is also quite loud, and makes a very impressive fireball with full-power .357 loads. =)

Hold My Own
March 28, 2010, 06:34 PM
Definitely my CETME with no muzzle brake.

Nugilum
March 28, 2010, 10:37 PM
Another Vote for Mosin Nagant M44 (link) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACkmNvDGE3U). The other rifle you can hear in the background is an AR15 according to the description. :o

bubba15301
March 28, 2010, 10:49 PM
CZ52

Chris taylor
March 29, 2010, 04:53 AM
M44 ftw!!! I was at the outdoor range, and the boom went straight up hit the roof and came back down... even with hearing protection my ears are still ringing today! ... Whats that? ; ) -Chris-

Jonah71
March 29, 2010, 12:28 PM
Here goes:

22 Magnum Mini Revolver. This thing is just loud for some reason. Probably the short barrel.
It's not the expected loud "bang" that you hear from larger calibers. With the short barrel of the .22 mag., it's the pitch imo. It's just an ear drum splitting crack. Hard to explain. Ya just have to be there lol.

ronbuick
March 29, 2010, 02:37 PM
Mosin M44

Ron

Enachos
March 29, 2010, 02:38 PM
That I own? As of right now it's my RRA Entry Tactical

gym
March 29, 2010, 03:09 PM
Any gun fired indoors without protection. I think after a certain level it doesn't matter. A 38 fired in an apartment will have your head spinning for hours. My ears shut down after the first shot, 30 years ago, I hope to never have to hear another.

Ruger Redhawk
March 29, 2010, 10:33 PM
I don't know if it's the loudest but has to be right up there. A Ruger Blackhawk in 30 carbine.

Tenacious B
March 29, 2010, 11:16 PM
Another Mosin here, mine is a 91/30.

mata777
March 29, 2010, 11:54 PM
.50 Beowulf upper.

azyogi
March 30, 2010, 03:53 AM
My NAA Super Companion, with 4 gr of 777, strangely enough that's louder than 2gr of bullseye, A close second is my Dad's 20 gauge Howdah. I think the NAA minis and companions seem louder cause they are just that much closer than bigger guns. Still my ROA turns heads at the range. BP has a different sound to it than quicker powders they crack a little sharper[smokeless], BP is a thump, slower, deeper somehow. IMHO FWIW

harmon rabb
March 30, 2010, 08:13 AM
nagant m44.. but since it's a deep boom, it doesn't hurt the ears as much as the sharp crack of an ar-15 or a .357mag.

sniper5
March 30, 2010, 04:31 PM
.357 Magnum with 125gr over a compressed load of 22gr of W296/H110 with a magnum primer usually gets a "*** IS THAT!" from people at the range. My M44 and M95 also get some side glances.

recoiladdict
April 3, 2010, 10:13 PM
loudest gun I own (paid for but have not received): Alaskan .454 2.5"

win71
April 4, 2010, 12:11 AM
As somebody else said somewhere sometime ago.
"Unless you were on the Enola Gay there isn't anything worse than a Ruger Revolver in 30 cal carbine"
Forget to put your ear muffs on just once and I can guarantee you'll never forget again. The pain alone will see to that.

JEB
April 4, 2010, 12:22 AM
my mosin 91/30. that just might be topped by my sp101 with full house loads; touch one of them off near a truck or a wall and there is one heck of a concussion wave!

dobeman
April 4, 2010, 01:13 AM
Mosin M38 - loudest I've ever shot. Folks at the range with dinky foam earplugs didn't like it much. Really neato muzzle flash :)

Sediment
April 4, 2010, 03:24 AM
Taking my Mosin 91/30 to the range tomorrow for a first time shoot. I was at the range with my AR-15 doing some plinking and the guy next to me (indoor range) had an M44 and another further down had a .44 Mag revolver.

It went something like this: pow, pow, bang, pow, pow, pow, bang, KABOOM!, stares...

Man that thing was loud and the flame makes me giggle just thinking about it. Tomorrow is Sunday and there's a church across the street. Oddly enough the after-church crowd is one of the biggest customer bases at that store/range. Can't wait to rattle some blue-haired old ladies :)

paintballdude902
April 4, 2010, 04:19 AM
fr-8

i was lucky i got a model 1891 mosin... the one with the loooooooong barrel. its quieter than my xl7 in .30-06

cauberallies
April 4, 2010, 04:59 AM
Since so many people have mentioned Mosins, Have any of you tried the tried and true surplus FMJ 7.62x54R back to back with modern US made ammo? The difference in volume is very surprising. With Russian 147gr silver tip FMJ, it has a beach ball sized muzzle flash, and the deafening roar typically associated with the shorter-barrelled Mosin Nagant carbines. With Winchester 180gr SP, my M38 has a tiny muzzle flash, and about the same report as my 20" bbl Mossberg 590 shooting bulk pack birdshot. Now, don't get me wrong, that's not exactly quiet, but compared to the stuff from the spam can, it's a firecracker.

PTK
April 4, 2010, 05:03 AM
To alll of you mentioning Mosin Nagants... :D


http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=75265&d=1206510107

And two videos...

One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ixyhUDhPLA)
Two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNFsUvh078I)


I'm pretty sure I win.... ;)

Ranb
April 4, 2010, 05:05 AM
50 bmg LAR grizzly big bore with brake.

Ranb

paintballdude902
April 4, 2010, 05:48 AM
Since so many people have mentioned Mosins, Have any of you tried the tried and true surplus FMJ 7.62x54R back to back with modern US made ammo? The difference in volume is very surprising. With Russian 147gr silver tip FMJ, it has a beach ball sized muzzle flash, and the deafening roar typically associated with the shorter-barrelled Mosin Nagant carbines. With Winchester 180gr SP, my M38 has a tiny muzzle flash, and about the same report as my 20" bbl Mossberg 590 shooting bulk pack birdshot. Now, don't get me wrong, that's not exactly quiet, but compared to the stuff from the spam can, it's a firecracker.

ive got some handloads i usse for hunting but thats the closest my mosin has come to new ammo.

why should i use new wolf or winchester ammo when i gan get 440 rounds for less than 100 bucks

Sediment
April 4, 2010, 05:57 AM
ive got some handloads i usse for hunting but thats the closest my mosin has come to new ammo.

why should i use new wolf or winchester ammo when i gan get 440 rounds for less than 100 bucks

Speaking of Mosin reloads, where can I get new brass for a reasonable price? The only ones I have are my own empties from new Winchester "white box." The only online ones I can find are way too expensive or always out of stock. It's cheaper to buy a full box of ammo and just use that compared to purchasing new.

PTK
April 4, 2010, 06:01 AM
You need to wait and find PPY cases. I have no current source, but I paid ~$60/100 a while back and have loaded my current batch of cases successfully 4 times each now.

LaVere
April 4, 2010, 02:07 PM
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4372788039_6214e2f6cb_o.jpg

1" bore 1/4 cup BP

mordechaianiliewicz
April 4, 2010, 02:08 PM
My Mosin Nagant.

seanie!
April 4, 2010, 03:06 PM
91/30 hands down.

texgunner
April 4, 2010, 03:35 PM
My Mosin-Nagant M44. The blast sets off car alarms in the parking lot behind the range. I don't take it on weekends, weekdays only.

lakerfan5858
April 5, 2010, 02:24 AM
I would say by far my Mosin-Nagant M44.The first time with it out with my gf she was ilke *** was that:what:.I said would you like to try? She was like i dont like that gun at all:)

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