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5.56 vs .30 Carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MP-44, Mar 28, 2009.

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  1. MP-44

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    Not performance but noise/blast from an M4orgery and M1 Carbine

    Is there much difference?
     
  2. Carne Frio

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    M1 carbine is shootable w/o ear protection, not so the 5.56.
    :D
     
  3. Loggerlee

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    yep,carbine is less noisy
     
  4. Coronach

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    .30 carbine is less noisy, but you should still wear earpro.

    Mike
     
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    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.
     
  6. .45Guy

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    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.
     
  7. MP-44

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    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.
     
  8. dscottw88

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    Yeah, I can say from first hand experience that the 5.56 is rediculously loud compared to the .30 carbine. Always wear ear protection.
     
  9. MP-44

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    BTW, I wasn't asking so I could go without ear protection.
     
  10. telomerase

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    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:
     
  11. Dr_2_B

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  13. JImbothefiveth

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    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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