What is the decibel of a gunshot?
According to the NRA:
"Gunshot decibel levels, measured by John S. Odess, M.D., ranged between 143.5 from a .22 short to 174.4 from a .458 Win. Mag (American Rifleman, "Hear No Evil," March, 1996)."
Subsonic "gallery" rounds can be as low as 90 decibels, but the average is 133 for all calibers as measured at certifiedreloader dotcom.
A decibel usually measures power or intensity. Most common application are in Audio levels. A decibel(dB) is actually a ratio of the measured physical quantity to a standard reference value of the same physical quantity. It is expressed in logarithmic scale. As we have in decigram, decimeter similarly a decibel(dB) is also one tenth of a Bel. A 1 Bel (10 dB or decibel) change represents multiplying the intensity or power level by a factor…
Decibels measure a ratio of two values of the same unit. Answer: A decibel is measure of loudness of sound although it can be applied to other applications. The base unit is the bel and a tenth of that the decibel. In the real world a decibel of sound is about the weakest sound a person can hear - as an example the rubbing of your finger and thumb together at arms length.
A decibel is used as a measure of how loud a noise is. Damage can be caused by a single loud noise (gunshot right next to your ear) of 120 decibels or more. Damage can also be caused by exposure to lesser levels over a long period of time. Noise louder than 85 dB for a period of 8 hours will eventually cause hearing damage.
The intensity of sound is measured in a unit called the decibel (dB), which describes the relative intensity of a sound based on an algorithmic decibel scale containing values ranging from 0 to 194. A zero value on the decibel scale represents the weakest sound audible to humans and sound intensity increases in correspondence with numeric values, the relationship among the values on the decibel scale is not linear but algorithmic. Here is an example…
Gunshot wound to the head. On a medical chart this would be documented as... pt c/o GSW to head (patient complains of gunshot wound to the head). There would be other terminology to describe it. Where it entered or exited and what other trauma is present...but yeah...just...gunshot wound to the head.