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Offline JohnVH

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 09:31:00 AM »
I have tinnitus pretty bad in one ear from a hunting trip 10 years ago, sometimes I wear the inexpensive digital howard leight ear muffs, and I have a set of soundgear electronic ear plugs.   Wear something!

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 09:35:44 AM »
I have a pair of electronic muffs that work great, but my kids often get them as they can hear directions while still being protected.  I have some push in plugs I use often for ducks and a pair of foam plugs on a string around my next I use for big game.

If I'm in a hurry during big game, they often don't get used.  If the shot is in an open area without a bunch of rocks (canyons, etc), the sound is surprisingly quiet.

I plan on picking up more electronic muffs when I can get them on sale.  I would love the pricey in ear electronics, but they are definitely not in the budget.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 09:37:34 AM »
they werent in my budget either, but now that my ears ring 24/7 it became a priority, wish I did that before it was too late.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2017, 12:38:11 PM »
I am now using Walker Game Ears Silencers  Pretty good so far.   Haven't shout with them.   I also have Walker Game Ears Razor.  They work good but have some white noise.  They are the wives now.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2017, 01:02:49 PM »
I've never worn any ear protection while hunting, but I may consider it if I ever go waterfowl hunting again. Don't think I'll worry about it for big game hunting.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2017, 07:46:32 PM »
I wish i still had the military TCAPS i had in Hawaii for hunting, it was like having super hearing. I'm already getting bad hearing in my left ear but the hearing doctor said its more likely due to me always driving around with my window down, but i should wear ear protection when hunting too  :rolleyes:

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2017, 07:55:18 PM »
I now wear hearing protection every time I shoot.  I have ringing in both ears and my hearing has really gone down hill.  Duck hunting has been the killer on my ears.  Didn't start using hearing protection until about 2009.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2017, 07:55:49 PM »
Firearms can generate noise levels of 150 decibels or more.

Exposure to noise greater than 140 dB can permanently damage hearing. Almost all firearms create noise that is over the 140-dB level. A small .22-caliber rifle can produce noise around 140 dB, while big-bore rifles and pistols can produce sound over 175 dB. Firing guns in a place where sounds can reverberate, or bounce off walls and other structures, can make noises louder and increase the risk of hearing loss. Also, adding muzzle brakes or other modifications can make the firearm louder. People who do not wear hearing protection while shooting can suffer a severe hearing loss with as little as one shot, if the conditions are right.
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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2017, 08:25:16 PM »
For myself always at the range no matter the caliber. For hunting it all depends on the scenario. If thereís enough time Iíll put plugs if not Iíll shoot without plugs unless Iím shooting a gun with a muzzle break then Iíll put plugs in or not take the shot.

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Re: Ear plugs
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2017, 08:40:53 PM »
My bow really isn't that loud to require ear plugs.


I never shoot a firearm, even a .22LR, without ear plugs.  At the range I double up (foam plugs and ear muffs).  I have very good hearing, and intend to keep it that way.  I recently carted a rifle around for the first time in a few years, and foam plugs were with me the entire time.
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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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