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Thread: What do you use for hearing protection?

  1. #61
    Boolit Buddy
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    Jul 2015
    Most of the time I use the Howard-Leight powered muffs but keep foamies in the Jeep in case I forget them. I have also used noise-canceling earbuds in a pinch. Luckily, I never used those 3M ones that failed. I've lost some hearing since my initial hearing test for the Army but not enough to worry about. Never used anything for hunting until recently. I figured squirrel hunting with a shotgun would be a great time to use them. Shot most with them on but a few snapshots with them off. Hopefully, deer will give me more time to get ready.

  2. #62
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    South Texas

  3. #63
    Boolit Bub threedflyer's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Depends what and where I am shooting.
    Electronic muffs are excellent for most conditions but custom molded in ear are nice as well for shotgun, and smaller calibers.

  4. #64
    3M peltor optine 30DB muffs. Wear them 8hr a day at work so I have a few pairs to use when shooting.

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    Feb 2013
    NJ via TX
    my hearing protection devices are dependent on expected noise levels. flents foam plugs for most black powder muzzleloaders is more than enuf. the foam plugs or the quiet band for most BPCR guns. slim jim muffs for hi-power long distance range. the foam plugs and large muffs for the indoor police range where it can get Extremely Loud due to some folks love of magnumitis cannons, or cops with riot shotguns and full auto ar15's.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check