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357 Noise

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BTR11584, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. BTR11584

    BTR11584 Member

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    First off, yes I know the 357 is a loud one. However my only experience is with the full power 125 grains and the Silvertip. Would a light 110 grain be a little less noisy? I ask because the fellow members of my indoor range have complained about myself and the few magnum shooters left due to the noise. Any input on some what quieter loads would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pps

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    Complaints AT A RANGE about your boom being to loud? If they can't handle being around the loud boom, even with hearing protection on they need to lift up their skirts and waltz down to another lane.

    If you want to reduce the noise you might have to go 38's Personally, complaints like that would coax me into putting the muzzle break on my 627 and run my 185gr LBT's atop of 15.8 grains of H110 for loads of fireball fun.:evil:
     
  3. Walkalong

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    158's are generally less "noisy" to me. If you handload, you can download. I am sure there are "midrange" .357 loads out there as well.
     
  4. bikerdoc

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    Offer them soft plugs in addition to their muffs,that should do it for the weak sisters.
     
  5. Fleetman

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    I've found the concussion of magnum rounds to be more bothersome than the noise. It sounds like the complainers need better ear protection if the noise is bothering them. Better yet, they might want to find another hobby....knitting, tennis, rummy, etc, etc. I like my magnums and I pay my money for range time same as them but I would NEVER complain about another shooter making too much noise!!

    They are at a range and should expect noise:rolleyes:!

    The complainers are usually the type that rely solely on foam ear plugs and, especially at an indoor range, they are not going to cut it. You'll recognize them immediately with foam ear plugs and borrowed safety glasses.
     
  6. Old Shooter

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    Mayby they should take up darts?
     
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    NowI have heard everything, people complaining about noise at a shooting range:what: I wold have told them to stick it. I am not very diplomatic thought.:D
     
  8. Guillermo

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    Like Fleetman I find the concussion the issue. When someone is shooting something like a 44 magnum or 454 casull it is not a pleasant experience so I will wait a bit. Often the owners of the hand cannons don't shoot much due to cost and the uncomfortable nature of the big-boomers.

    As far as 357 magnum, that should be fine in an indoor range.

    I would categorize this as "their problem". Have some foam plugs if you want to be a nice guy and blast away.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // LOL That explains it.

    I once had a Deputy go on a rant (I go early and we +RO were the only ones there) about"" I come early so I don't have to deal with rednecks and cowboys"

    The RO came over after my second cylinder and said " I think you got em". I just nodded yes to both statements not realising they were talking about my shooting .357 rounds.

    They both had on electronic earmuffs. I had foam and some old Air Force ear muffs.
    That is priceless, I guess I need to add tissues to my range bag.

    With .357, I mostly shoot 158 gr. in my understanding they are easier on my revolver then the 110 gr.
     
  10. snooperman

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    That is ridiculous...

    I would ignore them and continue shooting. They do not belong there.
     
  11. Old Shooter

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    Noise at a shooting range....there ought to be a law....
     
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    I had a guy complain about the concussion off my .357 when I was shooting some Buffalo Bores. I just pointed out that there were four other lanes open he could move to.
     
  13. zombie44

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    I hope it never becomes an issue at my range since I shoot a 44 mag exclusively and 100 rounds minimum at that :D Seriously I've heard much bigger booms going on in the next lanes and if anything wished I was shooting what they had :eek: I'd demand a refund of my membership if they ever banned magnums at my indoor range. At i've seen guys wearing just foam plugs as well. I wear both foams and muffs.
     
  14. Old Shooter

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    Just one time at the range I go to, a fella about 4 lanes down from me was shooting something that sounded and felt like a field piece going off!!!

    After just a few minutes of this I found I couldn't concentrate so I just wandered into the gun shop and eye balled some of the firearms for a while until "Big Ben" finished up and left, then I went back to continue my session.

    Looking at the brass he had left behind it turns out he was shooting a S&W 460, he must have had a muzzle brake on it and it felt and sounded like he was shooting at me!!

    Shooting my 45 after he had finished made me feel like i was shooting a Red Ryder BB gun.
     
  15. BBQLS1

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    Complaining about noise at an indoor range is like going to see KISS and expecting to hear the Bee Gees.
     
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    FWIW, the heavier bullets from the .357 seem to be less loud and throw a less annoying pressure wave.
     
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    When they complain about the 460, I will put it away so that they see me do it and grab my Alaskan in 454. That one rattles my unborn.
     
  18. Ala Dan

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    Noise

    The noise from full power .357 magnum loads does'nt bother me; as much
    as Lake City military 5.56, as fired from an AR with a barrel lenght of less
    than 20 inches~! :scrutiny: I always wear double ear protection when firing the
    16" AR's~! ;) :D
     
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    It depends entirely on the range. Sometimes it is reasonable and prudent to ban magnum loads.

    We have an indoor range owned by the city in the basement of the community building.
    Upstairs is a basketball gym. Across the street is residental housing.

    They have no problem with standard calibers, but Magnum concussion shakes dust out of the basketball court floor joints and makes the floor slick!

    And you can't hear standard calibers outside the building through the exhaust fan system, but you can sure hear the magnums.

    A few noise complaints to the city fathers from the home owners or basketball players and this range would be shut down so fast you wouldn't see the locked door slamming shut!!

    rc
     
  20. W.E.G.

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    I got yelled at by an RSO for making too much noise with an AK-47 at the NRA range.

    Seems that Tommy Tactical with his AR attached to a necklace was shooting at index cards on a few lanes away complained on me.
     
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    Wow! What a bunch of wimps at your range. Someone suggested they take up darts. I think quilting would be more appropriate for those guys. I have been next to guys shooting various 50 cal hand guns. They are loud as heck and the concussion blows my hair back, but I don't complain because I am at a gun range. Now if I was at a library I would have a valid beef. I actually prefer the hand cannons over the noise of an AR or full-auto machine gun in an indoor range.
     
  22. Marvin KNox

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    Light up a cigar to go along with the noise.

    That's what I'd do if people complained about the noise of my .357 at the shooting range. :)
     
  23. zxcvbob

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    110's will probably be even louder. (offer your fellow shooters a tissue) I like to shoot 158's in .357 and .38 Special, and they should quiet the .357 down just a little.

    When I want to make lots of noise, I use a .30 Carbine Ruger Blackhawk. I don't shoot that one indoors very often.

    The loaner earmuffs at my range aren't quite good enough for shooting .22 pistols; they might be OK for .22 rifles outdoors. Even if the whiners have shooting earmuffs, they might not be good enough.
     
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    .38 specials, especially in target loadings, are pretty mild and cheaper. Since you're not shooting long ranges the ballistics won't matter a lot and you can always run a cylinder of .357 whenever no one's in the next lane.
     
  25. gordy

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    Get a 50cal muzzle loader. :)That will make the girls cry. :what:They might even get a nose bleed.:eek: They are loud at a outdoor range.:neener:
     
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