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    Default Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is L O U D

    Sometimes sound will bounce off of different things near a position and almost be amplified because of how the waves interact. I've been standing next to a shooter outdoors before and had sound bounce off of hard flat objects nearby and really bother my ears, but when I moved over a few steps, it wasn't nearly as bad. As others have said, it could have been a combination of the covered shooting position, concrete and atmospherics all interacting.

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    Default Re: 6.5 Creedmoor is L O U D

    Higher humidity means higher levels of transmission of sound pressure waves, which one could perceive as louder.

    The most important thing to remember is that "loud" is relative. Where a person is standing in relation to the source of the noise, what type of hearing protection they are wearing and if they are chewing gum all play a role in the perception. I have found all centerfire rifles to be loud and that is why I double up foamies with headphones...
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