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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2018, 09:11:03 PM »
Peltors, Walkers comes to mind.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2018, 05:28:04 AM »
Get in contact with an Audiologist in your area. They can mold your ear for the custom molded ear plugs. Most comfortable ear plugs you will find.

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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2018, 07:09:15 AM »
A guy I know swears by the Pro Ears setup - he wore them to the Leupold Academy and was shooting for several consecutive days with no issue.

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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2018, 07:22:48 AM »
Those cheap foam squishy ear plugs work great, if you blow warm air into them and roll them gently and fit them in your ear they work out great and are comfortable to shoot with, when I was in the army we were issued ear plugs , the ear plugs were matched to the size of the hole in your ear, those worked really well also, maybe that's a route you could take, if you have medical insurance you can go to a ENT and the audiology dr could fit you for ear plugs a according to your ear canal, they have lots of options to choose from!!
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 04:47:39 PM »
Macks silicon putty. Really work good and are very comfortable.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2018, 12:14:46 AM »
It truly depends on your ear. Men have larger canals then women, so I can wear leigh foam plugs (orange) and be fine for 12 hours. My wife cannot handle those one, they actually make "womens" ear plugs.  :dunno: I find the yellow foam plugs from leigh to be the most comfortable and sound deadening.

I am required to get my hearing tested every year at work. I use these at work and at the range, and they have proven themselves. Buy a big box and you will have enough for a very long time. Plus they are great for trying to get sleep while your hunting partners snores.

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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2019, 12:38:04 PM »
I use the little foamies in addition to howard Leight Muffs.  Significantly reduces flinch tendencies and makes shooting more relaxing and enjoyable with the big magnums with brakes. 



I do the same!

Same here.  I have found the squishy orange foam inserts better than the custom molded ones.  Double protection all the way, and I won't shoot at the range if somebody is using a boom-gun.  I like my hearing, intend to keep it.
Same here. For what it's worth, I use Root Impulse Ear Plugs inside of Howard Leight electronic ear muffs at the range. While I'm hunting, I normally just use the Howard Leight muffs.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2019, 02:06:29 PM »
I think you need double protection at public ranges.

Some guy was shooting 300 wm with a brake on my right. Had two AR-10s with brakes on my left.

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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2019, 04:38:20 PM »
I guess I have sensitive ears.  I use plugs, and muffs.
Same for me.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2019, 04:53:09 PM »
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2019, 04:55:03 PM »
I've been doing quite a bit of research on this topic this week.  As I'm about to pull the trigger on some electronic ear plugs (not muffs).  Going between the Walker Razor and the Pro Ears Stealth 28.  Trying to keep it below $100, hence those two.  If money was no object, I'd have already ordered the Otto NoizeBarrier's.   The Peltor TEP-100s are good also.


For gun range, I just use muffs or ear plugs.  I have a variety of brands for muffs.  But I haven't been to a gun range in awhile as I have a spot in the woods I prefer to use these days.   


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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2019, 09:08:19 AM »
I really like the noise canceling ear muffs. While everyone is screaming at one another and going "hu?" I can talk and hear normally. I would really like noise cancelling plugs but they are much more expensive and I break stuff.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2019, 09:17:24 AM »
I use plugs and muffs.

Make sure that if you are introducing new shooters, especially women and children or anyone who hasn't been around firearms, double up on the ear protection, it makes a big difference. 

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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2019, 09:21:15 AM »
I know your on the west side so it wold be tough....but...at the ATA WA state shoot, there is usually a vendor that makes ear plugs by making a mold of your ear. They work very well from what I've been told. Fairly reasonably priced as well.
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Re: Ear protection for the range?
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2019, 10:00:06 AM »
Get in contact with an Audiologist in your area. They can mold your ear for the custom molded ear plugs. Most comfortable ear plugs you will find.
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