.17HMR noise

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by south_va_fisherman, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    ok i am going to purchase a .17 HMR but noise is somewhat a concern. I live in a very rural area, but a farmer has his farm house about 700yards away. The farmer isnt wild about loud, frequent gun fire,(.32 special, and black powder) and he raised hell about a month ago(.32 special, and black powder) so i am rescricted to a .22. so i need to know how loud a .17 is compared to a hyper-velocity .22 round like the cci stinger. thanks
     
  2. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Isn't it just a necked down 22 mag, ? I couln't tell the difference at the range, but I always wear foam plugs, cause I already got hearing damage from much unprotected firing. If he's raising cain over a 32, he needs a trip back to the city. I go to my buds in the country and it's like contagious.....we'll start shooting....and then it's like...."Hey, that's not a bad idea." And you'll hear the neighbors start letting em off too. Does he not shoot? Maybe he needs an invite instead of an apology.
    :wink:
     

  3. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    700 yards? That's nearly half a mile...I'd tell him to kiss off.
     
  4. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Don't know the law in VA, or why you're restricted to a .22, but the .17 hmr, while not terribly loud, is quite a bit louder than a standard .22 lr but not as loud as a .32 or blackpowder. Maybe you could check out a firing range if there's one near you and listen for yourself as others shoot.
    I don't have any experience with the .17 M2, but it should be closer to the report of a .22 lr.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    hate to be a rebel-rouser but if its on your buddies land there really aint much the neighboe can do exept gripe about it. i have a 17 hmr and its a tad louder than a 22mag.
     
  6. CaTmAnDo55

    CaTmAnDo55 New Member

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    i know its nice to respect the thoughts of your neighbor but if you are in an area that you can shoot and in legal distances from other residences i wouldnt worry about it theres nothing anyone can do about it and its your god given right to shoot a gun if you want to
     
  7. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I live in rural America. 20 minutes from anything.
    We are liable to have a few .308's, .270's, 06's, and a 50 cal popping off at a drink bottle 800 yards away at the same time.
    We'll put on a noise show for sure sometimes. Folks know better then to complain. Here there is no county noise ordinance outside the city limits.
    All anyone can do including the sheriff's dept. is ask us to turn it down and we could add 10 more rifles to the mix with no consequence.
    Country folks gotta have their fun too.
     
  8. Indigo Flats

    Indigo Flats New Member

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    Same thing here. I'm only 200+ yards from my nearest neighbor (across the road) but have never had a complaint. We don't have a noise ordinance either and when you live in the country, real country folks know what to expect and respect each other. I do show respect for others as I don't shoot or use power equipment on Sundays. I think it's a neighbor problem and not a gun problem.
     
  9. waterwalker

    waterwalker New Member

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    I too live in the suburbs...there are a few that don't like shooting...but most of us still shoot when we want. It is legal, my right to do so, when
    people raise hell about it...we plan a week end shooting party, drives them nuts.
     
  10. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

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    I have to agree with Brother's Mark-J and Waterwalker and the rest of you PRO-Gun/Shooting folks!:smile2:
    I had a "neighbor" like that one time. I think the poor "gentleman" ended up with some kind of mental breakdown.
    Seems like he was worried sick over some kind of "bomb" that was going to go off at any time day or night! Myself, I never heard that "bomb" he was telling everyone about! I certainly did not have any "bombs" around my home!
    Poor fool ended up on all kinds of tranquilizers and finally he and his wife, sold their house and moved away so he could stay in the reserves and consul folks that wasted their money on drinks and stuff. Last I heard he was on some kind of "waver" for not being able to pass his physical and PT exams!
    Personally, sounds like he needed some counseling himself!:lol:
    But as Brother MarkJ said, " A country boy's gotta have some fun".
    Personally, I'd make sure there was no "noise ordnance or anything like that and then would enjoy my shooting! If the rude neighbor came on my property I would escort him off and let him know he was NOT welcome at any time on my property!
    Then, I'd tell that rude neighbor 700 yards down the road to "Deal With It" because he is "Mind over Matter"; I don't Mind because he does NOT matter!
    Well, I've yakked enough.
    But everyone remember that I am very PRO-Gun! :smile2:
    Fraternally,
    Coyote1
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  11. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    well he brought us to court and that why we are restricted. there is an ordinance about "unnessacary loud noises" the judge thought our enjoyment was "unnessecary" so we were restricted. he raised hell with some people doing the road about there guns too, dont know how it turned out
     
  12. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    I'd say then I'ts time to invite him over to shoot with you maybe he needs some enlightenment!!,in all probability he aint never been shooting to know haw much fun it can be,its amazing how you can change folks attitude with alittle learning.
     
  13. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I thought it was bad enough living in town, and all the restrictions that go along with it. When I finally do get to move to the country, if I can't shoot whatever gun I want, somebody is gonna have a real problem with me. I would put my house up for sale, but that's just me. I couldn't live like that. If you are restricted to a .22, get a .220 swift or .22/250, and shoot it all day long. Say "well, it's a .22" Get over it. As for the .17 HMR, the noise difference is insignificant. It's a little louder, but not as loud as a .22 pistol. At 700 yards, if someone can hear the report, they are listening too closely. I have know some folks around here that believe they own the countryside, and complain constantly about what people are doing on their own property. That would drive me insane.
     
  14. south_va_fisherman

    south_va_fisherman New Member

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    exactly! he thinks hes a land lord or something because he takes care of the gravel road going though here. plus at 700 yards even the big guns wouldnt be that loud.
     
  15. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    Most of the time its Sunday when we shoot for several reasons.
    In NC no hunting on Sundays so during hunting season we leave the hunters to themselves on Saturdays.
    The other reason. Things are less hectic on Sunday. You got the chores done on Saturday and Sunday afternoon is generally "free time".
    Of course my closest neighbor is 20,000 hogs . The next 4 closest neighbors are kin folk.


    Rifles annoy the crap out of some people. I know there is a lady that rents here on the farm.
    She is a concrete stomper that tries to be country. She dont handle those loud booms too well. She'll get over it or move one.:big_smile:
    I pay a gun shot around here about as much attention as I do those F-15's doing flips over my house. Its normal. Its every day.
     
  16. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    I'll tell ya exactly how to take care of that complainer ! !

    If you have a volinteer fire dept. offer to let them have a turket shoot fund raiser on your property. They will get the permit and they can get it where you can't.

    Then watch the old man lay a brick. He best not complain for fear of his place going up in flames and no firemen to help.



    Jesse