When shooting quail, it's important to be able to hear the quail take flight quickly because there isn't much time to react and shoot. I currently have a shotgun that is not too load to use without ear plugs. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Mossberg 500's which now come with ported barrels. Ported barrel usually make the shotguns loader. I have one older shotgun that is severely ported an cannot be shot without hearing protection. Was wondering on the loadness scale how bad the new Mossberg 500's are. Can they be shot without hearing protection and without ringing your ears(assuming you still have good hearing).