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.