Was watching last night's episode - "The Time of Reckoning" - These two guys were in one of those Texas Sendero-style box stand shooting at explosive targets. First guy shoots and all is well. But the second guy fires his shorter-barrel weapon (appears to be a .223, but might have been .308 with a massive 100rd. magazine). The rifle had what the show called a muzzlebrake, but it looked more like a typical military type flash suppressor. Anyway - when the second guy shot - the first guy (both were wearing full, high-end ear muffs) goes nuts, gets out of stand, staggered around, puked, and cried (literally) about not being able to hear. Now, I know that the rifle was loud, especially in one of those solid-sided box stands. But they were both wearing those muffs... The show made a big deal about guns being over 140dB... But goodness - while I have no doubt that very real hearing damage can come from not protecting your ears when shooting... I don't get what played out on screen.