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Poll: Hearing Protection

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by dobeman, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    so what type of hearing protection do you use for shooting? if you use ear muffs, what type/brand?
     
  2. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Cheapo Harbor Freight $5 muffs. Work great though and are pretty comfortable.
     
  3. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Yellow foam ear plugs that I buy at my local Lowe's. Works great. When they get dirty, I put them in one of my wife's "nylon washing bags" and throw them in the washer. When they are done I let them air dry....good as new.
     
  4. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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  6. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    I use some cheap muffs from walmart I think they are called silence-o they were like $12
     
  7. 2506

    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Depends. I use the foam plugs when shotgunning. I use Peltor electrics when shooting my wheelguns and rifles. I use US Navy flight deck ear muffs WITH the foam plugs when I shoot the big boomers like my 300 Ultra or 338 winnie.
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    When shooting shotgun I use custom molded plugs. When shooting HP rifle and handgun I use the plugs plus some cheap Silencio muffs.
     
  9. bugeye

    bugeye Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I use the same ones!
    I also use their ear plugs though I find the mack's ear plugs are better.
    The bulk plugs I buy are cheap so I give them away at the range if I see someone without protection.
    Sometimes both at once if I'm shooting something loud or one of my range neighbors is.
    I like to use the plugs alone when possible as they don't get in the way.
    As a motorcyclist I've been using ear plugs for a long time, they have to be put in right or they don't work, they need to be sticking into your ear canal and not just bunched up and in the shallow ear bowl.
     
  10. thelendog

    thelendog Milwaukie Member

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    outside I use electronic muffs, inside I use foam plugs & the muffs.
     
  11. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    SHOW-OFF!!, I got the $2.99 muffs, if they aren't cutting it I have a pair of Army issued orange rubber plugs from like 20 years ago.
     
  12. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    which brand of e-muff?
     
  13. satinwood

    satinwood Portland Member

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    I use electronic Howard Leights ear muffs. i really like them. They are great for hearing and talking to people while blocking out the gun blast. For extra protection i use the disposable ear plugs inside the ear muffs. Works great.
     
  14. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Ear muffs when out shooting in the woods, ear plugs and ear muffs when at the range since it's usually much louder. I don't like to wear ear plugs when I don't have to, they hurt my ears..
     
  15. MEP1000

    MEP1000 Milwaukie Active Member

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    I use Peltor electronic muffs :D If indoors and lots of shooters sometimes I will double up with foam plugs
     
  16. pirateer2007

    pirateer2007 Spokane Wa Member

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    caldwell electronic muffs
     
  17. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Huh? Speak-up! Type louder, please!
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  19. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I use the mid-priced Silencio earmuffs with the "liquid-filled" ear cushions. WELL worth the slight increase in price. These ear cup cushions really shape themselves to your head and seal well so that they do not have to be worn so tightly as the cheapos, and they dampen noise much better as a result.

    For you younger macho-man shooters, PLEASE don't kid around like I did when I was young-and-tough and skip good hearing protection! You don't want to end up an old fart like me with constant tinnitis! It's like my own personal little steam whistles constantly sounding inside my head.............................elsullo:(
     
  20. toobigtofail

    toobigtofail PDX Member

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    I use Home Depot plain ear muffs and disposable foam in the ear plugs. I wouldn't mind more protection, my Mosin Nagants are pretty darn loud.