I was out with my new T/C Compass .223 and wearing plugs and muffs. Dang muffs interfere with a good cheek weld while bench resting the T/C. Later, was shooting my Mav 88 and had the same problem..hitting the muffs when shouldering the 88 So,...I need to either get some slim muffs or just go with the plugs. The plugs have a 29 rating, muffs 25. My hearing [at 78 yrs] is still good, although I'm dealing with tinnitus left over from a severe infection How 'bout some inputs on what you all get by with.