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Discussion in 'Bags, Gear And Load-Outs' started by tattooo, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    I just ordered Pro ears tac slim gold nrr 28 to replace my non electronic ones...
  2. rdm76mav88

    rdm76mav88 20g "Philanthropist"

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    Those are nice out of my price range at the moment let us know if you like them! I use a regular pwir of muffs when I shoot but would like a decent pair of electronic muffs in the future!
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    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  4. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I just ordered some Howard Leights... we'll see how I like em. Up until now I've just been using cheapo Peltor (sometimes with plugs)
  5. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I have a pair of Caldwell I like to use outdoors usually these are dead because I regularly forget to turn them off LOL. I have a heavier set of non-electronic muffs I wear indoors usually with foam plugs if there are a lot of other people shooting. The Caldwells just don't work well for me in an enclosed space.

    If it's really warm out I will just go with the foam ear plugs.
  6. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    Crappy old pair of muffs for shooting pistol indoors.
    Most of my shooting is shotgun and muffs mess up my mount.
    My father in-law gave me a bag full of plugs, the kind they used at his job (Retired now).
    They are reusable yellow rubber plugs with a cord between them. I cut the cord real short on each end.
    Use till they look dirty then soak in hot water and soap. Good as new.
    If I need new ones, I have a bag full just like these.

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  7. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Outdoor shotgun shooting,,,,,,works for me.

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  8. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    ^ Most people forget that plugs actually have a higher NRR than muffs do
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  9. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    AK,,,,what's NRR?
  10. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Noise Reduction Rating
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  11. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Thank you.
  12. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Always a pleasure!;)
  13. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    old mossy, my wife uses the soft plugs for shotguns as well.
    Hers are purple
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  14. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    I didnt know that plugs had a higher NRR aksavanaman ....I am concerned with my hearing being i shoot alot, once its lost it's lost .... I stepped up to the pro ears because they had the highesr NRR of 28 while still being slim enough for the rifle shooting i do.
  15. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Most foam ear plugs run in the 28-35 range depending how how well you put'm in there. When you actually squeeze and roll them into your ear (so that only about 1/4 or so of the plug is sticking out) they work very well) Most of the "normal" sized muffs are only 19-25... but that's the cheap ones of course.
  16. mingaa

    mingaa Raconteur

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    I have a few but my go-to lately has been electronic Caldwells with foam as a double up.

    Hearing is not something that comes back.

    I went to a lot of Ramones concerts in the 70s and 80s. Now I'm going to hang on to what I've got.

    The double is a bit much at times - like stage walk throughs. I pull stuff off and put it back as needed.

    The Caldwell batteries have a long life IF you remember to turn them off!!!
  17. aksavanaman

    aksavanaman Work In Progress... Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    You had me at Ramones concerts...:confused::p
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  18. OhioArcher

    OhioArcher Where's da fishes? Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Howard Leight Impact Sport. They were only $50 and work really well. Adjustable volume lets me hear range commands and still cuts out gun blasts. I use them (turned off) with ear plugs indoors since the sound of gun blasts seems to be doubled in the closed environment (especially .45).

    I also use the HL's when hunting as it allows me to pick up the smallest sounds around me. Beats blowing out my hearing aid (yeah, rock and roll, jet engines, drag bikes and dynos will kill your hearing).
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  19. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    I see what you did there!!
  20. tattooo

    tattooo .30-06

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    Good to know. ....thanks

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