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Vanity! Any recommendations on electronic earmuffs?
Vanity | 2/17/2013 | Wingy

Posted on 02/17/2013 11:13:41 AM PST by Wingy

For years I have used a plain Jane set of earmuffs when target shooting, but it's time to step up to the newfangled electronic type. 60 year old ears deserve some pampering. That said, I was hoping that you good folks had some advice, recommendations, or warnings. You guys are the best at this sort of thing.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Sports
KEYWORDS: banglist; hearingprotection; shootingsports
For years I have used a plain Jane set of earmuffs when target shooting, but it's time to step up to the newfangled electronic type. 60 year old ears deserve some pampering. That said, I was hoping that you good folks had some advice, recommendations, or warnings. You guys are the best at this sort of thing.

PS. This is my very first vanity so if I screwed it up, have mercy, and any passing mod please fix it.

PPS. If it makes any difference, I shoot .223, 30.06 and some shotgun. Also a variety of handguns from .44 mag to .22.

1 posted on 02/17/2013 11:13:51 AM PST by Wingy
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To: Wingy

You signed up in 1998 and this is your first Vanity?

What are you, a robot???

(I have no idea what the best e-muffs are but I think your vanity looks OK).


2 posted on 02/17/2013 11:17:38 AM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Wingy

I got a fairly inexpensive Caldwell model from Midway that work. I suspect the more expensive ones do a better job of passing quieter sounds with good fidelity like for hunting. I just wanted the shot sound reduction while hearing normal stuff and they work fine for that. Range commands and conversation are easy to hear. Works fine for .308.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 11:18:35 AM PST by doorgunner69
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To: freedumb2003

No, not a robot, but I comment on many things, and while I certainly appreciate the posters here, I never had much of anything to post. Also, at some times vanities were frowned on and I try to abide by the rules of the house.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 11:31:21 AM PST by Wingy
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To: freedumb2003; Wingy; Cyber Liberty; Squantos; archy

“You signed up in 1998 and this is your first Vanity?”

Yeah, something mighty odd about that!
Break out the Nerf bats, pipe the Sturgeon Flutes, Light the green fire, wear the nasal marshmallow sign!

It’s a vanity hazin time!
/ just kidding.
Seriously, your first and only vanity?
*sigh*

Multi ping, a question about electronic shooters ear muffs, those active canceling things.
Not the only thread about it:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2989418/posts

Also, let’s celebrate Wingy and their apparently first vanity.
[I thought the ‘98 signups all had at least seven vanities by now! That’s just wrong!]


5 posted on 02/17/2013 11:33:38 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Wingy

I’ve been researching them for a purchase also.
Best I can tell the Howard Leight Impact UVXR-01526 is the best for the buck. $50-60.
They are slim enough to use with a rifle. The downer of the Peltors. Oh, the Peltors have 2 volume controls, annoying.
They don’t attenuate as much as a good pair of muffs though.

I’ve seen some very expensive models but $200+ for electronic muff is too much for me.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 11:35:48 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Wingy

I use the Caldwell E-muffs from Midway USA. They’re inexpensive and work great. For your .30-06 and your .44mag, you may want to supplement the muffs with some earplugs, for additional protection.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 11:36:22 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Wingy

8 posted on 02/17/2013 11:45:58 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Darksheare

May be a “Class of ‘98,” but there’s “Oldie” Class of ‘98 and “Newbie” Class of ‘98. This one’s a nOOb.

:^)


9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:08:23 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Ah, that explains the lack of vanity posts!
[Class of 2000 tends to either go overboard or not at all.]


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:12:23 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LOL. It’s been a looong time since I was called a nOOb at anything. Thanks.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 12:14:56 PM PST by Wingy
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To: JoeProBono
Yeah, but she's not wearing earmuffs :)
12 posted on 02/17/2013 12:18:37 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Wingy

I’ve a friend who’s a Boulder County Sheriff’s Sargent, and he swears the el cheapo Harbor Freight active muffs work just fine. They also use standard batteries.


13 posted on 02/17/2013 12:20:26 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Wingy

It’s like being carded for beer...and you’re 50.

:^)


14 posted on 02/17/2013 12:21:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: The Cajun

She isn’t? I failed to notice....


15 posted on 02/17/2013 12:23:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Wingy
I shoot a 30-.06 and .44 regularily along with 9mm and .22.
I'm 66 and the plain Jane muffs, as long as they are seated properly seem to work OK.
Last hearing test shows a big negative spike at around 17 Khz, that was work related years ago, not from shooting and cause some tinnitus.
16 posted on 02/17/2013 12:28:51 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Wingy
Pamper those ears...and happy Easter:

 photo easter.jpg

17 posted on 02/17/2013 12:31:31 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Cyber Liberty
She isn’t? I failed to notice....

Dang, I am getting old, Dang!

18 posted on 02/17/2013 12:32:08 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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19 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:43 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: The Cajun

20 posted on 02/17/2013 1:04:12 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: doorgunner69

I bought my fiancee’ a pair of Caldwell electronic muffs and he loves them. I got them for about $25 on Sportsmans Guide.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 1:07:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Vinnie; Wingy

+1 on the Howard Leight’s. I’ve been using them for the past few years on the firing line at Appleseed shoots. They offer very good protection at a good price, even when you’re next to shooters with centerfire rifles (.223 & .308).

A good review is posted here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3974DN8X4ZGTX/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview


22 posted on 02/17/2013 1:09:20 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: JoeProBono
Why yes, now the picture applies and is an integral part of the thread encompassing both the vanity and earmuffs portions, :)
23 posted on 02/17/2013 1:13:04 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun; JoeProBono

>>Yeah, but she’s not wearing earmuffs :)<<

Well, not on her ears anyway...


24 posted on 02/17/2013 1:29:49 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: Wingy

I have owned Pelters, Remingtons,and have a set of Walker’s Alphas right now. They kept on getting better and better.

I like my Walkers I think they were right around 40 bucks from the sportsmans guide.

I love then when instructing, and as a OIC and RSO one can hear whats going on a long ways away.

I remember the frist ones called wolf ears big heavey batterys didn’t last long but they beat plain muffs.


25 posted on 02/17/2013 1:47:44 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: EdReform; JoeProBono
Thanks guys. Like I said, You are the best. I went with the Howard Leight's. Found them for $47.50. Thanks for all the help.

And thanks for the graphic Joe.

26 posted on 02/17/2013 1:54:33 PM PST by Wingy
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To: Wingy

;-{)


27 posted on 02/17/2013 2:00:11 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Wingy
I got mine from Sportsmans Guide. I'd have to go down in the basement to look up the brand. They work fine, and I use them regularly. I fire .45, 9mm, .223, .308, and of course .22.
28 posted on 02/17/2013 3:11:10 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: Wingy
Thanks guys. Like I said, You are the best. I went with the Howard Leight's. Found them for $47.50.

Good price. Where?

29 posted on 02/18/2013 3:09:23 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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