I have noticed when shooting my 300 WSM next to my brother-in-law's 338 Win Mag mine is much louder and has that nice Crack where his sounds more like a Shotgun or muzzle loader with a deeper BOOM. The velocity is not much different between my 180gr 2990fps and his 220gr 2880fps.
My 223 really makes a higher Crack but that is understandable with the 3700fps muzzle velocity.
Anyone else notice these sound differences?
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