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    Anyone got recommendations for good, comfortable hearing protection? I'm not out hunting or anything, this would be for use at the range.


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    Depending on what caliber your shooting(how big the bang is), a pair of winchester plastic muffs from Walmarts works good($22ish). I sometimes use a pair of ear buds with them, when shooting the big boys

    http://www.walmart.com/search/search...h_constraint=0

    http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#ear..._1-2-4_8-16-32

    Low profile ones work better as the don't protrude and rest on the buttstock
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    Pro Ears or Peltor are two top brands. I have a set of Peltors that offer a 30db reduction in noise that I use at the range.

    Pro Ears Gold and Peltor Tacticals are very nice electronic earmuffs, and Peltor offers a behind the head model if you like to wear a ball cap on the range for less than $70.00 while the high end gear bumps $225. But you only get two ears and eyes - I buy high quality for mine....
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    The best hearing protection, a silencer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhs27275
    The best hearing protection, a silencer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhs27275
    The best hearing protection, a silencer.
    Should be legal to use here in Washington state by the end of July, but I'm planning on shooting well before that.

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    I use plugs and "Shotgunner" muffs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43
    I use plugs and "Shotgunner" muffs.

    Dual protection of any kind of quaity is what I recommend as well. The double protection is worth the percieved hassle. You will thank your self when your not running around saying "HUH" to everyone.
    I survived 26 years of aircraft and a lifetime of guns and power tools and can still hear fairly well

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtStrykerUSMC43
    I use plugs and "Shotgunner" muffs.

    The Shotgunner muffs I've seen are rated for 19dB, at around $20. With earplugs, is that sufficient for indoor range use?

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    When you get done, if your ears are ringi'n, you might need a bit more. I'm not speaking for sarge, I know you asked him. From personal experience, it will be better than cig butts or MT .38 cases.

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