Originally Posted by DAH
Andre, I do not know whether it was due to the room response or the sound itself, but I FELT quite a powerful low-frequency impact with my body while I was standing in 2 meters from a .308 carbine being shot-in in a 150 feet shooting range with brick walls.
There is a difference between the sound of an explosion, which is what a gunshot is, and the blast from an explosion. If you have thought about criticaly what you heard and felt when a bomb went off near you, mostly what you noticed was the blast moving you. The "sound" was actually quite low in comparison. The spectrum of M-16 and M-60 guns with out a silencer are shown in blue in figs 16 and 17 of the attached document.
And some people think good studio design is limited to studio sounds. It goes well beyond that including understanding of noise and architectural design etc.