Noise Level from a Braked 338 RUM
I am new here and like the looks of the place. I have been monitoring this sight unregistered for a couple of days and you all seem to know alot about issues that I am interested in. I think I will learn alot here.
Let me start with a question. I have a 338 RUM that is braked with a KDF. I have not had the opportunity to get it in front of any elk or bear yet, but hope to soon. One thing I have been thinking about is the noise level. I have a braked 300 Win that makes my ears ring when shooting it in the field (hunting situation) but my ears usually stop ringing after about an hour or so.
Has anyone shot a braked 338 RUM without hearing protection and if so, how bad was it. Is it SIGNIFICANTLY more abusive than a 300 or 7MM braked?
Just curious. The recoil is totally manageable with the brake, but in the back of my mind, I have been wondering about that noise.
Any comments are welcome.