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Old 08-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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Muffs get in the way on my cheek weld. Plugs, with or without strings, fall out of my ears. I like the plugs that are on a band that go behind your neck. They don't get in the way of my 'comb' and the band keeps them in. But you have get the right ones. The orange ones that Hickok45 uses work fine. Another brand I tried first didn't seal my ear canals.
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I've gotten good service out of these custom molded ear plugs. I wear them dove hunting and when shooting long guns that interfere with my cheek weld when wearing muffs. For shooting pistols I double up with muffs.

Reviews seem to be mixed with these types of products, but, again, these fit my ears well and I can wear them comfortably all day.

http://www.basspro.com/Radians-Custom-Molded-Earplugs/product/10213095/466677

Hmmm.........I don't have a rifle..........but will soon.
It never occurred to me that muffs might interfere with shooting a rifle. I'm going to look into those custom molded earplugs. Thanks for bringing to my attention something I never thought of.
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I have a set of the Howard Leight electronic earmuffs. They are slimmer than the industrial kind and don't really interfere when using a rifle. I normally wear them over a set of foam plugs.

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I used cigarette butts a lot when I was in the service. Yeah we had the foam plugs but they had a tendency to get lost. Always had smokes on me back then.

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I have a pair of muffs that I like but they do sometimes cause cheek weld issues (depending on the rifle and shooting position). Oddly enough i use something similar to these at work and they are more effective than the muffs -
http://www.earplugstore.com/moldex-comets-earplugs.html

Gonna try them at the range next time I go. Cane has a thread here somewhere reviewing a set of nice in the ear plugs that are supposedly very good.

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I don't have much hearing left. There for I use custom made ear plugs from my ENT set me back $1500. They mold your ear canal then you pick the colors and the make them. Once your doc gets them they have you come in for a fitting. If they don't fit right they adjust them till they do. I then were a good paid of ear muffs over the top of that.

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I used cigarette butts a lot when I was in the service. Yeah we had the foam plugs but they had a tendency to get lost. Always had smokes on me back then.
Filtered? Menthol or regular?
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Filtered? Menthol or regular?
I think it was Marlboro lights. Gotta be careful though. We had one guy who got one a little to far into the ear canal & need some medical help to get it out.
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