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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 09:07:42 PM »
When shooting at big game animal I don't even hear it. I don't feel the recoil nothing. I think your adrenaline is all the hearing protection you will need don't waist your time with earplugs you might miss out on an opportunity.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
Christ, if you wear ear plugs all the time what are you going to use as an excuse when your wife starts telling you her honey do list?
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 11:40:10 PM »
I use Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs, at the range and while hunting (duck and big game). I shot .22 for 3 years in school about a brick a week without ear protection. After a training accident while in the Army my hearing is shot and I now have hearing aids. The Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs allow me to hear while hunting and to hear others talking. Batteries (2 AAA) last most of the season. I also where Howard Leight muffs that can plug into my Ipod while mowing and other activities that cause a lot of noise.  :twocents: 
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2017, 09:34:38 AM »
I'm looking into the Walker game ear buds. You can find them on sale for under $200 and they enhance your hearing while hunting, then muffle anything over 85dBa. Seems like a quality product. I've been meaning to buy some before every duck season and after getting my bell rung a few times in my boat already this year from my buddies I am going to purchase a set.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2017, 09:39:03 AM »
The only problem I have with the Walker game ear muffs is the amplify so much you get lots of white noise and makes it hard to hear there things plus I don't like constant noise in my ears. I do have tinitus as well but that can't be fixed .

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2017, 09:44:14 AM »
I am following this as my hearing is still very good and I cannot afford to compromise it. My son who is almost deaf used muffs for duck hunting which were great because he could also hear is hunting partners. He tried the ear buds but just like his hearing aides he constantly would lose them :bash:

I use earplugs always when shooting and have wanted something easier for hunting but usually have ear plugs on a string on my neck
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2017, 10:02:05 AM »
I've wanted to wear them in the blind, but I'm a sound guy - does calling initiate the cancellation?

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2017, 05:33:13 PM »
No better time than right now to purchase a suppressor for next season! Get the ATF wait started so you'll have it in time!

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2017, 05:54:28 PM »
I've wanted to wear them in the blind, but I'm a sound guy - does calling initiate the cancellation?
According to my son no calling did not cause them to muffle only shooting, or playing his drums.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2017, 06:36:35 PM »
Most of the noise suppressing electronic ear muffs engage with noise levels of approximately 85 decibels.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2017, 07:27:57 PM »
I lost about 1/3 of the hearing in my left ear from a single shot that bagged a deer.  (7-08 with Varget.)  I'm right handed, and my right ear wasn't affected due to what the audiologist called the head shadow effect.  I had never thought of wearing ear protection before during hunting.  At the range, I always--and still do--double up with plugs and muffs.

People who say it can't happen with a single shot are wrong.  I'm proof.  In addition to profound hearing loss, I also have constant tinnitus in that ear and almost constant eustachian tube popping (like when you're trying to get water out of your ear after swimming).  Music will never sound the same again.  I struggle with conversations where there's background noise, like a restaurant.  I had to buy and wear a hearing aid due to my job.

I now carry serious custom made plugs, because I just can't take the chance of losing all hearing in that ear.  I have a friend who wears those plugs that are on the plastic band around his neck.  He can put them in each ear in about 3 sec.  Not as much protection as mine, but better than nothing.

If you still think you're bulletproof at least encourage juveniles to wear them.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2017, 08:33:28 AM »
I have a pair around my neck ever since I put a muzzle brake on my rifle.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2017, 09:30:40 AM »
I've wanted to wear them in the blind, but I'm a sound guy - does calling initiate the cancellation?
According to my son no calling did not cause them to muffle only shooting, or playing his drums.

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The only products I've had issues with were Walker game in the ear plugs is the amplify so much you get lots of white noise and crackling while calling. I have 3 or 4 different brands of muffs but for me it's the Howard Leight.  The Howard Leight Impact Sport muffs allow me to hear while hunting and to hear others talking.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 09:36:45 AM by wadu1 »
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2017, 08:28:48 PM »
I dont like to when hunting, but have a few times.  I have pretty bad tinnitus from younger years target shooting without any protection, as well as hunting without protection, loud music, and a sim grenade going off by my head.  Im not that old and hearing in my right ear will basically completely cut out and have intense ringing for 10-15 seconds randomly.  I think my advice would be to carry plugs, and if you bump an animal and need to take a quick shot, do so.  If you are watching an animal for awhile and are setting up for a shot, throw them in.