I know the feeling when you let one go without hearing protection.
Last season, I got all caught up in the excitement of shooting my first deer with a pistol.
Magnum Research Lone Eagle 14.5" with radial break
243 winchester shooting hornady 100 grainer
I pulled the trigger and my immediate thought wasn't oh did I hit that buck. It was OH S%*T! This is going to hurt! After about a day the ringing had finally gone down, but when I got home talking to my family everything was muffled. I now own the electronic ear plugs
sold on this site.
Congratulations on a nice buck and sweet rifle.