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Old April 28, 2023, 08:49 PM   #26
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I listen to classic rock when I reload and no music when I shoot.
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Old May 4, 2023, 08:22 AM   #27
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Podcast, liked songs on my playlist, Red Dirt radio, or Jack FM. A little noise helps my focus, must be all those years in the military doing live fire and manuver ranges. You have to learn how to overcome the noise and other distractio to sort what is mportant to give and recieve orders.

I also have my own 100 yard range on my property. The public range near me is just dirt berms at 50, 100, and 300 yards maintained by the local Sheriff Office and owned by the DPW. There is no staff, targets, or benches 100% use at your own risk. Also why I built my private range.

I use bone conductive headphones and earplugs. I haven't found a set of muffs I like shooting a long gun with yet. I'm usually shooting suppressed as well.
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Old May 5, 2023, 08:52 PM   #28
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Old May 6, 2023, 05:08 PM   #29
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I just take out my hearing aids, put on my earmuffs, and listen to my tinnitus while I focus on shooting.
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Old May 7, 2023, 04:04 AM   #30
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Last trip to the range was, "Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway".
But it is an incredibly boring audio book (and probably not much better to read), though a very thorough and informative book. It was actually distracting to me - not because the book wasn't processable, but because I wanted to pay attention to what I was hearing. I did not want to just have it as background noise.

So, I skipped back a few minutes while walking out to my targets and went to music. "Upbeat alternative" was the playlist of choice. What, exactly, was played, I do not recall. But it was mostly '80s, '90s, and early 2000s rock/alt, with a couple Pink Floyd songs mixed in.
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Old June 17, 2023, 10:45 AM   #31
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But it might be hip hop b/c I cuss a bit when reviewing some targets...

I thought that "Shattered Sword" read like Greek tragedy. All of the fatal flaws were built into the Japanese Navy ships and procedures before the battle began and the circumstances of the day just kept revealing them as the battle progressed. I usually find Naval history boring but that book was interesting to me.
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Old June 17, 2023, 12:51 PM   #32
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I don't "listen" to music while shooting. Have done it, found I unconsciously tried to "shoot to the beat" and that just didn't work out well.

I thought "Shattered Sword" was excellent, though it would suck as an audio book if you were doing anything other than listening closely.

First book I'd read that pointed out how the Japanese carriers were built inside and their methods of plane and ordnance handling. I always thought they were like ours, but they were quite different. That book showed quite clearly the Japanese focus on offense and their lack of consideration for handling battle damage and survivability, something that was part and parcel to US philosophy.
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