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Whats earmuffs do you use?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by wade11a, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    I shoot a lot and my job is in a very noisy environment. So when I go shooting I am looking to preserve what hearing I have left. I wear shooting glasses and custom molded earplugs. My question is what earmuffs would allow me to wear my earplugs, safety glasses and still be able to shoot a rifle/shotgun without interfering with the stock? I am looking at the Howard Leight Leightning LOF ear muffs. Has anyone used these? I am looking for some opinions here. Thanks for the information.:thumbup:
     
  2. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    I have those and my shooting style does not allow me to use them with my carbine except when in prone. We all shoot differently though. :)
     
  3. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Disposable earplugs with a 30dB rating and Howard Leight slim muffs.
    I double up...hearing is something that you dont get back once it's gone.
    Some of the active-cancellation systems are nice but I haven't found a pair that I like yet.
    J
     
  4. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    I hear ya about the noise cancellation muffs. I have some really nice form fitted ear plugs, but I am looking for some ear muffs to fit over them that will accommodate shooting glasses and still allow me to shoot a rifle with out getting in the way. Like you said hearing is something you can't get back!! I think that the biggest challenge for me is going to be finding some ear muffs that will let me shoot a long gun and not interfere.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I use the All Ears custom molded ear plugs from the supporting vendor on this forum. They are great! I couple them with muffs when I'm working Hunter Sight-In days at my range and even ported Magnums don't hurt my ears when I'm right by the shooter's bench!
     
  6. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    What kind of ear muffs do you use?
     
  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Actually just some cheap muffs I got. I think they are Silencio brand. I wasn't really concerned about getting really expensive muffs as they are my second line of defense if you will. Most of the time I just wear the custom molded ear plugs.
     
  8. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Heres what I use WITH earplugs:
    http://www.howardleight.com/family/index/23
     
  9. wade11a

    wade11a oregon Member

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    wade11a oregon Member

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    That is what my plan is also. Just trying to find the right pair of ear muffs.
     
  11. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I wear the same earmuffs, they're fairly slim so they don't interfere when shooting rifles.