According to olegvolk.net, the shooter in the pic above was wearing hearing protection. “Oleg wanted me to wear muffs,” Nathan McSweeney reveals. “But I wanted to get the real feel for just how loud it really was next to my head.” OK then. Still, “Earplugs won’t be enough,” commentator R. counters, “The muzzle brake looks insane. This level of sounds would likely be damaging even if you had no ears.” Never mind the noise. Feel the recoil! Which isn’t very much in this case, apparently. So how much recoil can you handle? What’s the most recoil-intensive firearm you’ve shot and/or own?