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#6446755 - 09/10/16 05:06 PM Ear protection!!
Littlejr13 Offline
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Registered: 07/26/10
Posts: 98
Hey guys I was wondering if anyone has the Ghost stryke ear protection and how they work. After this morning and 7 hours later from the teal hunt and my ears are still ringing decided I have to get something. If not ghost stryke what are u guys using?


Edited by Littlejr13 (09/10/16 05:07 PM)

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#6446761 - 09/10/16 05:14 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
Creekrunner Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7146
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Health Enterprises ACU-LIFE Shooter's Ear Plugs (Sonic Valve II) (NRR 18) ($10.18), but I'm adding GhostStryke to my Amazon wish list (in Tan). 'Never heard of them before. Thanks for posting. Protect your frickin' ears! Your grandchildren will thank you for it.
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#6446790 - 09/10/16 05:49 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
Roc Offline


Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 375
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.

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#6446796 - 09/10/16 05:57 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Roc]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 5379
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: Roc
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.
this is why you hunt with a buddy, he calls and listens for the birds
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#6447106 - 09/10/16 10:58 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Roc]
Spacemonkey Online   content
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 1172
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Roc
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.


I completely disagree with that statement. You will wish you did too one of these days. Your hearing is of utmost important to protect. Once it's gone you won't ever get it back. I saw the sad results with my grandfather who couldn't even carry on a conversation because he couldn't hear. His quality of life was ruined.

I wear electronic ear muffs and they work great except on the Windiest days. I can hear myself call and hear the birds overhead just fine and it immediately cuts out the gunshot.

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#6447124 - 09/10/16 11:22 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Spacemonkey]
Grizz Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 5826
Loc: Granbury, TX
Originally Posted By: Spacemonkey
Originally Posted By: Roc
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.


I completely disagree with that statement. You will wish you did too one of these days. Your hearing is of utmost important to protect. Once it's gone you won't ever get it back. I saw the sad results with my grandfather who couldn't even carry on a conversation because he couldn't hear. His quality of life was ruined.

I wear electronic ear muffs and they work great except on the Windiest days. I can hear myself call and hear the birds overhead just fine and it immediately cuts out the gunshot.


I'll second this. I didn't protect my hearing enough as a young man and I'm suffering for it now. Hunting, as much as I love it, is something I love to do but don't have to do. Hearing is something I have to do every day. My penalty for not being smart when I was younger is ringing in my ears 24/7, sometimes bad enough to affect my sleeping. Birds are not worth your hearing. It's easy to say you'll deal with it later when you're not dealing with it now. I can tell you from personal experience it's miserable.
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#6447134 - 09/10/16 11:38 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Grizz]
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 196
Originally Posted By: Grizz
Originally Posted By: Spacemonkey
Originally Posted By: Roc
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.


I completely disagree with that statement. You will wish you did too one of these days. Your hearing is of utmost important to protect. Once it's gone you won't ever get it back. I saw the sad results with my grandfather who couldn't even carry on a conversation because he couldn't hear. His quality of life was ruined.

I wear electronic ear muffs and they work great except on the Windiest days. I can hear myself call and hear the birds overhead just fine and it immediately cuts out the gunshot.


I'll second this. I didn't protect my hearing enough as a young man and I'm suffering for it now. Hunting, as much as I love it, is something I love to do but don't have to do. Hearing is something I have to do every day. My penalty for not being smart when I was younger is ringing in my ears 24/7, sometimes bad enough to affect my sleeping. Birds are not worth your hearing. It's easy to say you'll deal with it later when you're not dealing with it now. I can tell you from personal experience it's miserable.

this right here....
"you'll get used to it" is BS
"it'll go away" is BS
first-hand experience....

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#6447221 - 09/11/16 07:42 AM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 282
Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Never used those, we use the simple foam orange plugs that furnish for us at work..... seem to do ok, only thing if
your buds are across a big pond at you, they start yelling at you, you cannot hear them.
thought about those auto shut on-off molded plugs, but i can find something else to spend 300$ on electronic gadgets.


hunt safe.....

No birds here in hill country...... norther yesterday moved them on, what few we had left..... back to catfishing.....
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#6447507 - 09/11/16 12:30 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Roc]
Ty Webb Online   content
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 275
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: Roc
You can not have hearing protection and hearing yourself blowing a duck call. It just doesn't work. And also when wearing protection you can't hear the birds over head at they call. So you just suffer and pay the price later.


I've been wearing Radians camo electronic muffs for a decade now. Based on my experience with them I couldn't disagree more with this statement. I wouldn't shoot 3" magnums at ducks without them for anything. Being blessed with perfect hearing at 40 is not something I take lightly. My dad and mother in law wouldn't be able to function in society without very expensive hearing aids. Nuff said!

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#6447608 - 09/11/16 01:46 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
Littlejr13 Offline
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Registered: 07/26/10
Posts: 98
Well 24 hrs later and my ears are still ringing. It's def a wake up call! I ordered them. I'll put up a review after I get them.

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#6447847 - 09/11/16 04:36 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
Sailor Soane Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 170
Loc: Austin, Texas
I use these and am surprised at how well they work. I never use my electronic ones anymore: http://www.surefire.com/ep4-sonic-defenders-plus.html

Hunt all day and never have any fatigue.


Edited by Sailor Soane (09/11/16 04:36 PM)

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#6448242 - 09/11/16 09:25 PM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Littlejr13]
Tvilbig Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 517
Loc: Dallas
I got a set of these after my father in law got some. Noise canceling and sound amplifying low profile and comfortable. I wore them out dove hunting this year and it didn't effect my shooting (meaning I shot like chit like normal). My ears weren't ringing and I could still hear my buddies calling out to me from across the field. Best $40 I've spent in a long time.

I used to put hundreds of 5.56 rounds downrange in a day and I wish I would have had a good set of ear muffs like this and used them instead of the issued earplugs that we got. They would fall out or come or just never fit right. I'm not even 30 and I can't understand my wife half the time. I wear ear protection for everything now even mowing the lawn. Once you lose it there is nothing that can bring it back.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amp...eight+ear+muffs

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#6448507 - 09/12/16 08:44 AM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Sailor Soane]
garrett Online   content
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Registered: 01/19/06
Posts: 10287
Originally Posted By: Sailor Soane
I use these and am surprised at how well they work. I never use my electronic ones anymore: http://www.surefire.com/ep4-sonic-defenders-plus.html

Hunt all day and never have any fatigue.


I have some surefire ear plugs for shooting as well, I like them...cant bring myself to wear them for hunting yet, I have had a ringing in both years for as long as i can remember, I just assumed it was normal for a long time
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#6448601 - 09/12/16 10:01 AM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: Tvilbig]
Sailor Soane Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 170
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: Tvilbig
I got a set of these after my father in law got some. Noise canceling and sound amplifying low profile and comfortable. I wore them out dove hunting this year and it didn't effect my shooting (meaning I shot like chit like normal). My ears weren't ringing and I could still hear my buddies calling out to me from across the field. Best $40 I've spent in a long time.

I used to put hundreds of 5.56 rounds downrange in a day and I wish I would have had a good set of ear muffs like this and used them instead of the issued earplugs that we got. They would fall out or come or just never fit right. I'm not even 30 and I can't understand my wife half the time. I wear ear protection for everything now even mowing the lawn. Once you lose it there is nothing that can bring it back.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amp...eight+ear+muffs


Those are the electric ones that I've got - they are great for cooler days and indoor ranges, but when I'm outside doing clays or in the field they are very sweaty things to have on. I've also found that when you put them away damp the pads stick together and begin to tear up as a result - I have to put a rag in them before putting away. The surefire ones work as well for me for hearing (even though I do already have a bit of tinnitus) and I don't have to deal with the sweat ;-)

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#6448606 - 09/12/16 10:03 AM Re: Ear protection!! [Re: garrett]
Sailor Soane Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 170
Loc: Austin, Texas
Originally Posted By: garrett
Originally Posted By: Sailor Soane
I use these and am surprised at how well they work. I never use my electronic ones anymore: http://www.surefire.com/ep4-sonic-defenders-plus.html

Hunt all day and never have any fatigue.


I have some surefire ear plugs for shooting as well, I like them...cant bring myself to wear them for hunting yet, I have had a ringing in both years for as long as i can remember, I just assumed it was normal for a long time


Are you using anything in the field? I've got ringing in my ears (misspent youth) and I can still carry on a conversation using them without issue

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