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#5420424 - 11/14/14 10:33 AM Hearing protection...
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7673
Loc: DFW
What do you use? What would you recommend?

#5420471 - 11/14/14 10:45 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Txkiller Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
Loc: Hwy 380

#5420517 - 11/14/14 11:01 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
KRoyal Online   sleepy
Texoma Legend

Registered: 01/24/07
Posts: 15450
Loc: Sherman/North of Dallas
A suppressor.

#5420541 - 11/14/14 11:14 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: KRoyal]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10711
Loc: Chambers County
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
A suppressor.

#5420556 - 11/14/14 11:20 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
DStroud Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1737
Loc: Waco
Howard Leights are decent as my son has been using them for two years.
Pro Ears Gold are top notch(my next purchase)
The Brownells I have are pretty good for the money.
My Peltors have not held up as well as I think they should have. They charged me to fix them and they are having issues again.
"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

Jack O'Connor 1963

#5420604 - 11/14/14 11:51 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
bjones2571 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 1890
Loc: Houston, TX
Depends on the type of shooting Im doing. If I am shooting a shotgun (skeet, clays, bird hunting) I use the sonic defenders. Deer hunting I use the Howard Leights above, at a range (especially indoors) I double them up and use both.

Though I hope to pick up a couple of suppressors in the near future.

#5420743 - 11/14/14 01:15 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: DStroud]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 12696
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: KRoyal
A suppressor.

^^^ This first

Originally Posted By: DStroud
Howard Leights

^^^ Then this second. I own 3 of them. My high end Peltor electronic muffs went bad on the FIRST range trip. I highly do NOT recommend them.

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#5421082 - 11/14/14 03:46 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 4023
Loc: Watauga, TX
I just use a pair of cheap browning muffs. I think they were $19. I don't shoot at public ranges very often, so I don't have to worry about not being able to take them on and off. I understand the electronic muffs for guys who shoot with a buddy, or at a loud public range as it allows you to talk more easily.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. -George Washington

#5421194 - 11/14/14 04:50 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Loc: Oak Point
I use the sonic defenders for the run and gun shoots.
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#5422808 - 11/15/14 05:09 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 3499
Loc: Snyder
Custom plugs.
The secret to a long life is to try not to shorten it

Powder coated cast bullets available.

#5429724 - 11/18/14 04:57 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Blue Wolf Offline

Registered: 04/07/11
Posts: 52
Howard Leights use triple A batteries and have an auto off function. Cheap batteries plus auto off after 4 hours. They work well and you dont have to take them off to hear people talking to you.

#5430719 - 11/19/14 07:27 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7673
Loc: DFW
Thanks guys, I have Howard Leights...first time out I left them on and battery went dead. But I have another set...not sure the name but they work a lot better they're just bulky...I was really curious if anyone used the ones that fit in your ears that operated like the HL that allows you to still hear things...

#5431130 - 11/19/14 10:26 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Revoman Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1265
Loc: Abilene Texas
I use SportEars and Peltor most of the time. All my rifles that have a cartridge carrier on the stock have a set of ear plugs in the 1st two loops closest to the bolt.

Call'm an Kill'm

#5431156 - 11/19/14 10:38 AM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3654
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Howard Leights on sale at Cabela's for $39.95

#5435469 - 11/21/14 12:30 PM Re: Hearing protection... [Re: Deerhunter61]
Toxarch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 1910
Loc: Parker County
Anyone try the Radians Custom Molded ear plugs? Natchez has them for $10.
It is far more important to be able to hit the target than it is to haggle over who makes a weapon or who pulls a trigger.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower


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