GUN Recommendations for cheap hearing protection?

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  1. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Looking for some electronic ear-muff style protection, the smaller the profile the better. I was thinking of something in the $20ish dollar range. It's just for shooting at the range, so I don't need anything fancy. Are there any brands to stay away from? Is there one definitive "must have" ear muff out there? :dunno:
     
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    electronic ones for $20? Do they even make them that cheap?

    I got a set of Peltor. I think they run about ~$60-70. Works well enough for me.
     
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    I like my in-ear buds that I got for $4.
     
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    Leightning muffs.
     
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    Don't cheap out on hearing protection dude... you'll regret it when your frequency of hearing loss dips into normal day conversation/music.
     
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    I always double up...even when I am outdoors. I just feel much better at the end of the day :o
     
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    Peltor Ultimate 10's
     
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    i went cheap on some electric muffs... i had to end up stuffing more foam and fabric in them to keep the noise down.

    also the electric cut off is a little hit and miss, i usually turn them off when im shooting anyway... but i turn them back on when im talking to people, just saves me from trying to clamp them to my head, or wrap them around my neck.

    long story short, dont go cheap on muffs!
     
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    howard leight - 55$ the low profile green ones, cant think of name now
    http://www.lapolicegear.com/holeimspelea.html
    I also bought some Surefire ear protection 10$, theyre pretty cool too, they use a cool acoustics trick to attenuate the sound. Converting amplitude to heat, which you don't feel.

    Muffs are always preferable to plugs because it reduces the vibration put through your jawbone which directly vibrates your eardrum.
     
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    i often double up around high powered rifles - ear buds + muffs. just yell louder.
     
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    I got my electronic muffs on sale for 29.99 at Bass Pro. They were originally 60 something. Good luck finding anything under that price.
     
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    You should have spent more than $20 on hearing protection.

    wat?

    You should have spent more than $20 on hearing protection.

    wat?

    You should have spent more than $20 on hearing protection.

    wat?

    You should have spent more than $20 on hearing protection.

    wat?
     
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    :rofl:

    Yeah.
     
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    If this is for "rifle" shooting. What I would recommend is, when you try them on, try and do a "cheek weld" and make sure you can still get a good cheek weld with a big ear muffs on.

    That'd be pretty frustrating to pay 50-200 for electronic ear muffs only for it not to work on your rifle.

    If you want a "decent" muff set, expect to pay 60-250 range. The cheap ones are bad, and almost any sound over a certain db will get muted, and your better off without electronics by then.
     
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    spend $1000's on guns, but want cheap hearing protection

    lol
     
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    i use $10 walmart ear muffs i got in the hunting section. of course they aren't electric tho
     
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    I'm using the $4.97 Remington muffs that I got at Walmart right now. Course I'm only shooting 9mm and .223. Probably need to double up with ear plugs or invest in something better soon. :o
     
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    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/EAR109-55176-966.html

    I ordered a set of these, but i'm not expecting much out of them, but it'd be nice to be able to talk at the range while someone on another range is shooting, and I want to have a conversation with someone near me. I normally have a set of Howard Leight 29dB NRR muffs that i normally wear.
     
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    I have a set of cheapies I think were less then $10 use them alone shooting outdoors and with inserts at the indoor range. Got electronic ones now I paid like $55 shipped for dont recall the brand but thats about as cheap as I would go for electronics.
     

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