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damage inc
March 16, 2006, 09:10 PM
I searched the forum but still want to ask to be sure. If I use nrr 21 earmuffs and along with nrr 32 ear plugs, will I have enough hearing protection for shooting a 12 gauge with a 28" barrel for extended periods of time? What about spending an hour or so at a range near other guns being fired around me? The reason for the 21 muffs if because they're the highest I can find that don't interfere with cheek weld.

NRR 21 + NRR 32 - 5 = combined NRR 48?

Thanks and sorry for similar threads.

Dave McC
March 16, 2006, 09:49 PM
Probably. Shotguns rarely get louder than 150 DB, and the threshold for damage is about 90 Db, so it's about right.

The poured silicone ear plugs I use are about that by themselves. You may want to look into them. These plus muffs will do the job.....

Death from Afar
March 17, 2006, 01:07 AM
CAn I reccomend the Peltor electronic ear muffs? Very good bits of gear, I use them for vineyard shooting.