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Old 12-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #11
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I have a pair of Silencio ear muffs, and wear a pair of Oakley Radars for eye protection. Can shoot in a hat unless it's backwards so I usually wear a hooded sweatshirt to keep hot brass off my face and out from the back of my shirt.
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thank you guys. I will go check out Dick's and Bass Pro tomorrow.
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I have a set of Peltor Muffs that allow you to hear very well but shut of sound at a set decibel point.
I believe in Muffs due to the fact that the bone around your ear can also transmit sound as well. If you are shooting inside it is very necessary to use both plugs and muffs. On operations we had headphones that sat against the bone in front of our ear and we could talk as well as hear by means of the contact with the bone. I am not sure how many decibels max the bone will transmit but I know we could whisper and still hear the voice through the bone. Just a thought but I would recommend muffs for sure.
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Actually if you check by the actual # of decibles the noise is reduced the best hearing protection (that is not custom made) is the cheap plastic coated foam earplugs. They cost around $1-2 and last practically forever.
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If you want electronic ear muffs, check Harbor Freight. They carry a version that
runs from $9 to $14 (depending if they are on sale or not) that work as well as any.

Most of the gun / outdoor magazines have their ad which has a 20% off coupon that
makes it even cheeper.
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As previously mentioned, ESS Eyewear makes some great shooting glasses. Some of them come with 2 sets of lenses that you can change out depending on the lighting conditions.

I use the Flyby.
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I have been very happy with the my Leightning L3 muffs, which are rated at NRR 30. The higher the NRR number, the more noise protection. They are available for about $20-$25.

I ordered them after reading customer reviews of higher NRR rated muffs at www.midwayusa.com.
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