Shooting noise is not a frequently occurring problem in the Netherlands. There are not many outdoor shooting ranges, and they are not close to build up areas. Nevertheless, they can be quite annoying once heard. The national survey shows that very few people are disturbed by shooting noise.

The civil (as opposed to military) shooting ranges are covered by the Shooting Noise circular.

First the rating level is calculated:

L_{r}=L_{shot} + 10 log N -33

where:

L_{r} is rating level;

L_{shot}= shot level measured in impulse

N= number of shots per hour

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type of surroundings |
rating level
L |
Shot level
L | ||

day |
evening |
day |
evening | |

residential |
50 |
45 |
75 |
73 |

rural |
45 |
40 |
73 |
70 |

quiet zone |
40 |
30 |
65 |
65 |

**military shooting ranges**

First the rating level is calculated:

L_{r}=L_{shot} + 10 log N -
C_{m} -66.2

where:

L_{r} is rating level;

L_{shot}= shot level measured in impulse

N= number of shots per year for the day period

C_{m} = meteo correction

**heavy weapons
**

If the difference between L_{i, linear} and
L_{i, (A)} is more then 36 and 105<L_{i,linear}<125
then

L_{r}=L_{shot} + 10 log N +C-
C_{m} -66.1

where C=(Li - 105)/2.2

if Li>125 however:

L_{r}=L_{shot} + 10 log N -
C_{m} -57.2

There are no standards fixed for military shooting ranges.