Thanks for the replies folks.
Does kinda feel like a support group thing, LoL
Phorwath, so if I am understanding you correctly, you wear foam plugs and
decibal cuttoff muffs?
I was even jumping some when standing 5 to 6 feet directly behind the gun and looking through the spotting scope
When standing off to the side a little and still behind the rifle, I was feeling the air slap my feet/legs too.
It's a Vias brake, and the loads were definately hot. It barked way louder than factory ammo IMO. We were only shooting 50 grn bergers, but I would guess the velocity to be somewhere around 4000'/sec (just based on a previous load that gave 3920'/sec and less muzzle blast). The design of the Vias looks like
it would direct gasses laterally and not backwards at all, but I sure was noticing it behind the rifle, shooting and spotting both.
Oh, no.....we weren't under cover and I haven't shot under a cover at all for at least about 8 years now.