ar 15 to loud for area?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by moneymaker17, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    how loud is an ar 15?
    louder than a shotgun?
    .223....
    im saying this because im worryed that it will be so loud that it gun puts the fun to the stop.
    i shot at a farm safley, into a big dirt mound.
    the area where i live your only subsposed to shoot muzzleloaders and shotguns and bows, .22 no hi power rifles

    i would love to hear your thoughts thanks
     
  2. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Fairly loud as is any centerfire but not as loud as a 12 gauge. I'd use ear protection and have fun. Be safe though.
     

  3. shnorse

    shnorse New Member

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    I would say that it is louder then a 12 gauge. I can stand shooting my shotgun without ear protection. The AR, i shot 4 rounds and my ears rang for 2 hours.
     
  4. 7.62 Man

    7.62 Man New Member

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    Today you can get an AR in many calibers other than the .223 or the 5.56.
    A lot of cal.s are quieter than others.
     
  5. moneymaker17

    moneymaker17 New Member

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    what would be the best caliper for me?
    not .22 lol
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Id follow Quentins advise. Always wear ear protection. Hearing doesnt regenerate. Huh! What did you say!?


    5.56 would be your best choice if youre not wanting .22. You could spend a little extra and buy a conversion kit. I believe theyre around $200.
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    5.56 has a nice supersonic CRACK to the sound. Quite different from a
    shotgun or muzzleloader. People will notice.

    You can get a AR that fires a subsonic round---9mm, 40 or 45, 300 whisper
    would all be quieter than 5.56.

    OR--you could try an external sound dampening device. Stack of old tires,
    box with baffles in it, shoot from inside a building through a open door,
    lots of ways to muffle the sound a bit. As long as the device is not attached
    to the gun it should be OK--but check local laws to be sure.
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    If you're a handloader, I'd recommend this caliper.
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  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i find the AR in 5.56/.223 to be pretty quiet for a hi-power rifle. pretty much any centerfire qualifies as high power. if you have restrictions in your area you shouldnt shoot it without a conversion to .22LR if your restricted to such.
     
  10. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    This one is better...

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  11. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing... :p

    Doesn't fit in my chamber though. :D
     
  12. KingTiger

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    My M4-2000 keeps mine quieter. No hearing protection required & sounds like a .22 LR rifle.

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  13. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    Currently trying to save up for one of my own. Not so much of a need but deff. a want.