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Old 09-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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What hearing protection are you using?
Muffs or plugs?

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Old 09-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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Indoors, both. BPI moldable earplugs and Howard Leight L1 earmuffs.

Outdoors, one or the other, sometimes both.

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I've been using these for the last few years. They are very comfortable and do a good job blocking noise. The price isn't too bad either for home made custom plugs.

Radians Custom Molded Ear Plugs (NRR 26) (Kit Makes One Pair) - Custom-Fit Ear Plugs

Muffs screw-up the cheekweld on some of my long guns and are too darn hot in the summer time.

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What hearing protection are you using?
Muffs or plugs?
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Dang it, you beat me to it.


Muffs 99% of the time. Once in a great while when .22 rifle plinking, without other centerfires nearby, plugs.
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I use muffs but I'm not completely happy with them. They are rated 32 NRR but I still think I'm hearing too much noise. I am going to look into custom made earplugs of some sort.

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I use plugs, but i don't shoot indoors or with large numbers of people.
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According to the OSHA training course that we go through at work the foam type earplugs are better at blocking noise than earmuffs. I have worn both on the job and agree. To me the foam plugs are a whole lot more comfortable, especially if worn for a long period of time. The ones I like and use are moldex pura-fit 6800.

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I prefer "Sparkplug" Moldex 6604. Very comfortable & excellent noise reduction.

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