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Posted: 6/2/2002 5:23:09 PM EST

Anyone use these?  What decibel reduction do these offer?

I'm currently using 29 decibel reduction muffs and would like to use plugs again as they are much more convenient (and offer a greater cheekweld on a rifle).  But, I don't want to sacrifice much (or any) hearing protection to do so.

If the Combat Arms Earplug (CAE) can hold their own to some of the muffs out there, I'd probably at the very least use them for IDPA, where hearing what's going on around you is more important than general range work.

If anyone can provide more specific techical information about these CAE's, I'd appreciate it.  This is not an area that I'm all that familiar with.


EDITED 'cause I forgot the URL code.
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 12:58:30 PM EST
I have been wearing Aearo (formerly Cabot Safety Corporation) earplugs daily at work in a noisy environment for the last 15 years.

Link Posted: 6/3/2002 1:12:05 PM EST
They work, but they are still less effective than other ear plugs in the sonic valve mode, it soungs like a loud rap istead of boom, when you use the standard end they work real well.
Link Posted: 6/3/2002 7:38:17 PM EST
I like them the best over other valve types.  They are also more comfortable, made of a softer more plyable(sp?) material.  Being two side you can also use one valve in, one valve out.
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