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Posted: 7/22/2008 2:18:29 PM EDT
electronic muffs are they worth it? Should I go with both foam plugs and muffs for maximum protection?

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:04:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:13:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By munyguru:
I have a couple of sets of Peltor's and really like them. I have the 6S and 7S style, electronic.

It is nice to be able to hear range commands and have a conversation while not shooting but still have maximum hearinf protection during live fire.

Ear plugs inside of the muffs is never a bad idea. If I am shooting some large caliber guns or am on a crowded range I will often double up,



+1

And the 7S is worth the extra money over the 6S if you have it, but either will do.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:18:58 PM EDT
how about the radian Maximus it offers 29db reduction compared to the 24dp from the peltor 7S
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:19:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 4:19:20 PM EDT by Tolip]
I have yet to shoot a firearm that hurt my ears with the cheap little pinch-puff Walmart plugs in.
I hate wearing muffs when I shoot rifles.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:20:37 PM EDT
I use a pair of 28db reduction ear muffs. Never had a problem with sound, even at super crowded ranges.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:24:03 PM EDT

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:29:35 PM EDT
Howard Leight makes some electronic muffs for around $60. Haven't tried them, but they will be my next purchase.

Whatever muffs you get, use the foam plugs, too. Indoor ranges are a lot louder than outdoor ranges.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:30:18 PM EDT
I primarly use sound supression products from Yankee Hill Machine.

After that I use the foam type ear-plugs. I buy one of those dispenser type packages with 500 or 1000 in it from the local safety store. If I am shooting anything fairly large, or, if I am at a public range or indoor facilty, I use the foam things in my ears and some general safety muffs on top of that. I still have better than average hearing and I don't want to risk loosing it like most of my friends and their fathers. Once it is gone, it is gone.

So, in ARFcom fashion, get both..

~Dan
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:07:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:27:52 PM EDT
Worlds best - I am not kidding. I wear these all the time.

http://www.earplugsonline.com/
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