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Old September 4, 2000, 10:20 PM   #1
JerryM
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Anyone know if Gentex has a website? I'd like to check on their Wolf Ears. Thanks,Jerry
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Old September 4, 2000, 11:13 PM   #2
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It appears to be at:
http://www.derry.gentexcorp.com/
(select "hearing protection" in the left-hand column.

However, I'd recommend you check Dillon's HP1 Hearing Protectors ($135) at:
http://www.dillonprecision.com/templ...7&min=0&dyn=1&

I like the Dillons because they never completely shut off. Even if people are firing right next to me, I can still hear range commands or talk with my students.



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Old September 5, 2000, 05:32 AM   #3
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Dennis, the Wolf Ears don't fully shut off either. They also have a "search mode" that amplifies small sounds while still reducing loud noises (at the cost of battery life).
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Old September 5, 2000, 09:29 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dennis:

I'd recommend you check Dillon's HP1 Hearing Protectors ($135)
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Dennis:
How do the HP1 Hearing Protectors work for shooting trap or skeet? Are they thin or tapered near the bottom?

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Old September 5, 2000, 03:56 PM   #5
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Dennis,
Thanks, and I am checking the dillons also. I do want a behind the head band as I wear a hat for sun protection. I know the behind the head models don't have the protection of the others. I just trade less hearing protection for more melanoma protection. Regards, Jerry
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Old September 5, 2000, 08:02 PM   #6
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Midway has peltor tac-7 for $150.00
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Old September 15, 2000, 01:47 PM   #7
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StraightShot: just looking at the picture, it appears the HP1 have a slight taper at the bottom.

If you follow the link, at the bottom of that page are the Tac-6S which are designed for outdoor rifle and shotgun shooting. They are very slim and lightweight. These are pretty much identical to the Peltor Tactical 6 which Midway has for $136.
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Old September 15, 2000, 05:00 PM   #8
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Oy! Sorry to take so long to get back here.

I don't shoot trap or skeet and don't know the first thing about it.

But I have no trouble shooting my .22 rifles, my .30-06s or my friend's M1A, etc.

The Dillons are a bit thicker at the bottom than at the top! (Looks upside down to me - but seems to work!) But there IS sort of a "dent" across the bottom.

If I'm shooting with friends, I put the microphones in front. If I must hear range commands, I put the microphones in back. I don't really know if it makes a difference - just "seems" like the right thing to do.
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Thanks for the info about Wolf Ears' search mode. I didn't know that!

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