Blew the living hell out of my shoulder today

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by ExecOutcomes, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. ExecOutcomes

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    Bored as all hell and the weather was nice, so I took my M44 into the woods on my property and shot some cans, trees, and dirt... as usual. Loaded five stripper clips with milsurp and almost dislocated my shoulder. Took my ear protection out for one shot and I really don't understand how soldiers can be effective with all that noise, one shot almost blew out my hearing for a few seconds. It came back with no problems but I still don't know how shooting without ear protection is possible. As for eyepro I stick with my desert tan ESS Profiles which provide full sealed eye protection (use them for airsoft too).

    Anyways, had some fun now I get to go clean the rifle.
  2. .22guy

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    Well, when people are shooting back at you, I guess the hearing becomes secondary! :)
  3. bigbuddy21

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    don't you just love that little nudge you get with the m44.
  4. shop tom

    shop tom G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    WHAT??

    I SAY, THOSE MOVIES THAT HAVE THE SCENES WHERE SOMEBODY WHISPERS TO THE GUY NEXT TO HIM WHILE IN A GUN FIGHT AND THE GUY WHISPERS BACK ARE JUST SILLY.

    WHAT?

    tom
  5. ExecOutcomes

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    Here's my K98 on top with my 1953 Hungarian M44 on the bottom:

    [​IMG]
  6. sdoyl123

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    Must be the the same people that talk to each other in hunting videos with the deer standing less than 25 yards away.
  7. Iron_Colonel

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    lol. Nice rifles Exec. Be sure to get that Hungie in the MN roll call :D
  8. gandog56

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    Hmm, that K98 needs a sight hood and cleaning rod!
  9. arkady

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    Hearing protection is no joke. Many WWII combat soldiers suffered permanent hearing loss. I never shoot without wax earplugs.
  10. ExecOutcomes

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    Show me a website that has them in stock for cheap. :p

    Also looking for a sling too.
  11. shop tom

    shop tom G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    My dad was a 40mm twin-mount AA gunner on an escort carrier in the Pacific (his gun was credited with shooting down a Kamikaze).

    He was a little deef.........

    tom
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    Hmm His m44 also needs a cleaning rod, it looks naked without it.
  13. ExecOutcomes

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    Bought the M44 for $60 at a gun show in 2001. Cleaning rod didn't come with it, but I really don't care because I already have a gun cleaning kit.
  14. .22guy

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    I feel compelled to mention that hearing loss is cumulative. You say "It came back with no problems", but your hearing IS damaged, even if only slightly.

    I'm not trying to judge you, I've shot many a .22 round with no hearing protection, when I was younger and dumber. I also lit off a few rounds with my Mossberg 500 with the short barrel on without plugs in, just to see. The only thing I learned there is if I shoot an intruder with that thing indoors, I'll be deaf. Deaf, but alive, hopefully. :)
  15. ArkansasHunter

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    Huh ? Wad yall say ? LOL I don't even want to think about how many times I've shot guns with out wearing hearing protection and playing the bass guitar didn't hep my hearing either.
    I live with loud ringing in my ears...A.H
  16. silentsniper

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    hahahahaha,you need to go to gym for a while if a little m44 is all it takes to mess you up,i was a USMC sniper and i used a barret 50 all time....never messed my shoulder up...lol lol cant help but laugh sorry about that. nagant dosent have any recoil to me.of course i shoot weatherby 300 mag all time too....be cool
  17. Iron_Colonel

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    I bought mine on eBay. $18 for the rod and hood free shipping. Now, I assume they are repros anyways, but they filled the empties.
  18. jsmaye

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    Boy, were we all put in our place! :eek:uch:
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    Sort of blows away the myth that the <ping> of the Garand clip cost WWII soldiers their lives.
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    In Soviet Russia, ears protect YOU!!!
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