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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.