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Old May 22, 2012, 10:36 PM   #1
jrhilde
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Shooting ear protection

I very cleverly walked off the range and left my ear muffs hanging next to the gunrack--since they are now long gone I'm in the market for a new pair--what suggestions would you all have for a decent set of muffs, say $30 to $75 dollar range and where do I get them? I realize that the better brands with the higher ratings afford better protection, but I'm hoping that I don't have to pay way too much for at least half way decent protection----John

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Old May 22, 2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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For general shooting, I use a pair of electronic muffs I got at Gander Mountain for around $29. They work surprisingly well. For loud guns, Glock and Encore mainly, I wear foam plugs underneath.
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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I keep a bunch of these around when I shoot on my back acre range.
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c...x?a=359175&e=Y

And a bunch of these;
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c...x?a=650764&e=Y

I double up when target shooting rifles,shotguns and high pressure pistols, because of earlier hearing damage in the Navy.
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Old May 23, 2012, 04:32 AM   #4
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I have a pair of winchester's low profile from walmart and also a pair of winchester plugs. They both work great.
muffs were like 13.00 and the plugs were 2.37
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Old May 23, 2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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The Peltor Bullseye Ultimate 10 is my favorite and run $25, give a take a few bucks. You can get them at Amazon, Cabela's, Midway, everywhere. 29 db rating and very comfortable.

At least as good are the Howard Leight muffs rated 31 db.
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Old May 23, 2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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We use these.
http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-.../dp/B001T7QJ9O
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Old May 23, 2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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Thanks guys, just the info I was hoping for---might be fun to get back up to Bass Pro and see what they carry, but more than likely I'll just get over to walmart---good to know that a decent pair of muffs needn't cost a lot---I just can't get those foam things to fit into my ears very well---just bought a new Vanguard in 22-250 and you all know how rowdy a 22-250 is, it's not a quiet round.
I guess I'll have to get one of those cords to wear around my neck with the muffs hanging from it like the secretaries have for their glasses---
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Old May 25, 2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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If you are shooting very much .22-250 you NEED plugs and muffs. Seriously.
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