Hearing Protection for shooting
So, when I first bought my gun I also got some Howard Leight ear-muffs, which were rated for 25 NRR.
My 10/22 isn't terribly loud, but some of the guns the guys there use are like cannons!! you can feel the shockwave bounce off the walls when they fire.
anyways, after shooting last wednesday my left ear is still ringing....though I do have a lot of congestion and a cold, which may be part of it.
either way, I feel the hearing protection I have isn't enough. So today I turned in the old muffs and paid the extra $16 to get the Howard Leight Muffs rated 30 NRR. I also bought some foam inner-ear protection to use with the muffs.
however, I also got some muffs made by 3M which are also rated 30 NRR, and I notice I can hear the conversation on the tv a wee bit more with the Howard Leight muffs than the 3M muffs.
is this because the Howard Leight Muffs are made to allow through more conversation....or are the 3M muffs just better? whichever you guys tell me is the better ones...I will return the others tomorow or Wednrsday.