This is a discussion on Help! Scout is too loud within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by kodiakisland I've got the same problem with my tinnitus. The many thousands of rounds/year have taken a toll on my ears. I ...
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|August 20th, 2012, 01:42 PM||#31|
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northern CA
But it hasn't taken that big of a toll if shooting the scout with plugs and muffs still bothers you.
|May 8th, 2020, 10:33 AM||#32|
Join Date: May 2020
Scout too loud
The first time I shot this scout it rang my ears like a short 357, no muffs. I took an old usgi and cut it in two,rounded it. This helped a lot . I can shoot it now with no muffs . Don't get me wrong , it's still loud, but it don't put you in shell shock
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|May 8th, 2020, 11:34 AM||#34|
Join Date: Sep 2007
If you use a standard flash hider be sure to use the one without the bayo lug, otherwise you won't be able to pull the gas plug when needed.
|May 8th, 2020, 12:48 PM||#38|
Join Date: Feb 2018
|May 8th, 2020, 02:02 PM||#39|
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: BEER FACTORY
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51t or 90t brake
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|May 8th, 2020, 04:55 PM||#40|
Join Date: May 2013
Location: United States
I've been shooting the M14 and its civilian counterparts for 35 years. The seem no louder to me than an M1 Garand, but it could be that the years have had a dulling effect on my hearing
|May 8th, 2020, 05:01 PM||#41|
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Hillsboro, OR
|May 10th, 2020, 08:05 AM||#42|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northwest Wisconsin
Good Morning from frigid NW Wisconsin!
Roughly two months ago, I bought a used/unfired Springfield Armory Inc. M1-A Brush rifle. Made in July of '96, it has the standard govt. flash hider. When I phoned the factory for a manufacturing date and told the guy who answered what it is and the serial number, he laughed and said, "Those are loud! Are you using hearing protection?" I answered that I am currently wearing two hearing aids, does that answer your question? He chuckled again and said "Yup". Fifty plus years of shooting has taken care of my hearing.
When I hear something I don't like on the news, the next day I make sure I put a magazine full of rounds from the Brush rifle down range. It never fails that I get an answering series of shots from one or two other shooters in the neighborhood. (Keep in mind I live in the "wilderness" with scattered homes on many lakes). I do shoot milder loads in my rifle thanks to the Schuster adjustable gas plug, and I think that does help (less propellant to start with). It seems that the Scout rifle SAI sells today has a real long muzzle break on it and that may contribute to the noise?
Keep wearing hearing protection. Once your hearing is gone...you get fairly good at reading lips!
|May 10th, 2020, 08:23 AM||#43|
Join Date: Jul 2015
I’d remove it completely and see if there’s a difference. Basically like shooting a regular target rifle and if it’s different, look into devices.
Last edited by russmerle; May 10th, 2020 at 08:44 AM.
|May 12th, 2020, 01:41 AM||#44|
Join Date: Sep 2018
If you're gonna swap the muzzle device I'd go with VG6 for the .300BK and get the cage. if you no likey get one of those "Blast Shields" that throws the noise down range.
|May 12th, 2020, 09:37 AM||#45|
I haven't tried this particular version, I got the version prior, but the one I have is definitely quieter with the shroud involved...
Also have not tried, but others have with no some positive and no negative feedback...
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