Hearing Protection?

Hearing Protection?

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    Hearing Protection?

    What kind of hearing protection do y'all use? I was looking at these: Amazon.com: Browning Midas Electronic Hearing Protection: Sports & Outdoors Anyone use those? What do you think of them?
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    Right now, sadly, I am using SparkPlugs

    But I want a some electronic units. And like you, I have yet to figure out what is the best bang for the buck. I've see $25.00 units (too cheap) and $250.00 units (too expensive) I'd think there is a excellent blend of performance and duribility in the $75-$100 range. But no joy so far..

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    Buy the way, the link above is just for reference. I can get a box of corded SparkPlugs (200 in a box) at a local industrial supply store for around $20.00.
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    For the range, I use Peltor Ultimate 10 earmuffs (NRR 29-30), plus earplugs (NRR 27-33).
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    I've seen Howard Leight Impact Sport Earmuffs recommended many times but have no experience with them. I still use regular earmuffs and lift them when I want to talk.
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    I use both earplugs and earmuffs simultaneously. I'm very protective of my hearing.

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    I've been using the Peltor TacSport earmuffs for about 2 years now and they've been fantastic. I got them on sale at Midway way back when. The electronic jobbies are worth every penny if you can squeeze them into your budget.
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    This is the type I use. They are quick and easy to put on and remove, comfortable, especially in the summer, and muffule as good as any muffs I've worn. I own a set of Radians and they pick up too much residual sound, but so does every other brand I've tried. They just "love" wind, fans, and the hum of flourescent lights. I also have a set of Caldwells and while they work, they are cheap, 'nough said there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoms View Post
    I've seen Howard Leight Impact Sport Earmuffs recommended many times but have no experience with them. I still use regular earmuffs and lift them when I want to talk.
    I looked at those but the review I read said it didn't have enough passive noise reduction and it took too long to shut them off when he shot. That's the reason I was considering the ones by Browning instead.

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    I use both earplugs and earmuffs simultaneously. I'm very protective of my hearing.
    I can't stand to have things stuck in my ear. I don't even use earbuds with my IPod, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    I use both earplugs and earmuffs simultaneously. I'm very protective of my hearing.
    +1 I use custom molded earplugs that I use when riding my motorcycle with a set of good ear muffs over them. Have hearing loss already and want to protect what I have left.

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    I have both the Peltor 6 and 7 head sets, I just bought my step son a pair of the Howard Leight electronic muffs and they compare well to the Peltor 6's.
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    Amazon.com: Moldex Pura Fit Earplugs, No Cords - 200 Count: Home Improvement

    I use those all day at work, and every time I go shooting. I have fired .22, 9mm, .40, .45, .223, .270, .308, and many different loads of 12 gauge with absolutely no problems. As long as I give them a couple minutes to seal up before I shoot, they are perfectly comfortable, effective, and most of all, affordable.

    I can find boxes at Home Depot, Lowes, Sams, etc. Reusable too.

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