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Old January 14, 2010, 04:03 PM   #1
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ear protection

i'm interested in getting some electronic ear muffs...
i have no idea what brand is good...
does anyone have any experiance with any of the leading brands or any reccomendations
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Old January 14, 2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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Walker is one of the best around for total NRR and comfort - the better models of any maker will run about $150 and up. Don't go TOO cheap - hearing damage is NOT reversible - I know and it sucks not being able to hear things easily that I once did
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Old January 14, 2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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yea... i've been looking at the walker brand... but some of the reviews were not so good...
was hoping to hear from someone hear that has some hands on experiance
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Old January 14, 2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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Radians makes a nice pair, i think I gave 99bucks for mine. I saw in the cabellas catalog the other day they have them on sale for 69 if ya dont mind havin seclusion 3d camo
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Old January 14, 2010, 05:53 PM   #5
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I also have a pair of Radians.

They work well, but are not very rugged. I'll be replacing them this year after about 3, maybe 4 years of service. They still work but they're pretty beat up and I've had to baby them to get them this far, and had to make a few redneck repairs to some pieces. I guess for the price I shouldn't complain. I paid $115, IIRC, but they're much cheaper now. Pay attention to the Noise Reduction Rating though. It was higher when I bought mine, I think. They're thinner now, with a lower rating.
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Old January 14, 2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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I have very sensitive ears, first off I wear combat arms earplugs and a pair of walker muffs over them when firing. I've dropped my walkers, gotten them wet, etc. they work well and are pretty durable.
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Old January 14, 2010, 06:59 PM   #7
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yea... i like what i read about the walkers.. but the negative reviews sorta turned me off.. but there were only about 6 reviews... and at least 4 of them talked about the poor quality of the walker (not working and no help from the factory)
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Old January 14, 2010, 07:01 PM   #8
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peltor and pro ears are 2 others that i am thinking about
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Old January 14, 2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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I have been happy with my Peltors for several years now.
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Old January 14, 2010, 07:32 PM   #10
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I have a set of the slimline Peltors.
The battery replacment is "an interesting exercise in dexterity" as the batteries go inside the muffs individually & to open the muff body is a project.
The slimline, which I wanted particularly so I wouldn't have contact with the rifle stock, are too slimline, they actually contact my ears on the inside, very distracting!
They also still contact the stock *sigh*.

They do work well & I particularly like the fact that each earcup is 100% independant of the other. If anything goes wrong at least one side will still be working.
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