how far can a 300wm be heard ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Stealth Hunter, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Stealth Hunter

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    Hi, I'd like to know what do you guys think the ideal noise range of the 300wm is,
    open field, moderate wind, no muzzle break... how far can the rifle be heard ?
    thanks !
     
  2. royinidaho

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    It would be measured in miles...as would most cartridges.

    Brakes would affect both distance and direction of muzzle sound.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

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    It, like most magnums can be heard for miles away echoing through the atmosphere.

    Just out of curiosity....Why do you ask?
     
  4. lloydsmale

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    I think i heard it here in michigan!
     
  5. Stealth Hunter

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    Thanks for the reply, I found this BLM land I can legally shoot in but I don't want to bother or even have to worry about bothering the private lands around it.
     
  6. MudRunner2005

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    I'm unfamiliar with BLM land? Is that like a state wildlife management area?

    Also, it won't matter if you disturb any other land or not, IMO, noise is just noise. However, you crack off a large magnum rifle and people around you are gonna know it. :D

    I've been told that my A-Bolt 7Mag w/ BOSS, Accumark .257 Wby, and my Sendero 7mmSTW sound like Howitzers going off in the woods, by my buddies. LOL Those are my 3 main hunting rifles, and apparantly they are loud...:cool:
     
  7. royinidaho

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    I hunt and shoot on BLM, BIA ans State owned ground. Shooting spot less than 100 yards from next door neighbor. Not a problem.

    If BLM ground is remote the problem is less.
     
  8. timmay

    timmay Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt worry about it as long as you are legal distance away from any paved roads or houses