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  • Shlick2288
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    Originally posted by scotcl View Post

    I've been looking at those for myself and the kids. Do they still allow the ability to hear things, yet block the muzzle blast sounds?
    yea I'm a big fan of them. I wear them the entire hunt and you can carry on a conversation just fine. Definitely helps block the muzzle blast.

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  • Enginesen
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    I use the electronic Champion cheapos from Wally World. Hunted with them the last 5 years and am still on the original pair. My hearing is declining as well and these allow me to keep a conversation going while keeping the gunshot sounds out. Best $23 I've spent in a long time

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Champion-...40974/23233024

    I forgot to mention.. I wouldn't suggest shooting a rifle with these puppies on. When I bury my face on the side of the stock it picks up my right muff and directs the muzzle noise right into your ear.

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  • scotcl
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    Originally posted by Shlick2288 View Post
    Decibullz - Custom Molded Earplugs- usually on Amazon for $25-$35

    This is what I use. It's a lot like a mouthpiece where you warm it up in boiling water and then mold it to fit your ear. I use these for target shooting and waterfowl hunting, really like them.
    I've been looking at those for myself and the kids. Do they still allow the ability to hear things, yet block the muzzle blast sounds?

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  • Shlick2288
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    Decibullz - Custom Molded Earplugs- usually on Amazon for $25-$35

    This is what I use. It's a lot like a mouthpiece where you warm it up in boiling water and then mold it to fit your ear. I use these for target shooting and waterfowl hunting, really like them.

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  • Done
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    Originally posted by Fishingnerd33 View Post
    https://usa.palmettostatearmory.com/...SABEgJPafD_BwE

    No complaints while using these. Pretty cheap too.
    I used these same ones dove hunting. They were very comfortable and I could hear all of the sounds around me.

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  • Fishingnerd33
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    https://usa.palmettostatearmory.com/...SABEgJPafD_BwE

    No complaints while using these. Pretty cheap too.

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  • hurricanepeppers
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    I use cotton balls

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  • LPadilla34
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    I use a pair of these now. I've had experienced a ruptured eardrum before because of a malfunctioning electronic earmuffs. I double up with these now under my earmuffs just to make sure. They're from a company called Big Ear. I know this is an old thread but I think you should check em out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDm47bA9oEA&t=27s

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  • IhuntUrLand
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    Originally posted by rustyn View Post
    Suppressors are the way to go. Started using one 3 years ago while hunting and will never hunt without one again. Now, everyone I typically hunt with has one as well. They are way more than a novelty, they are very nice to have for hunting/shooting.
    I still stand by a $35 earmuff fix and don't see suppressors as a cost effective alternative to hearing protection. However, I am all for the Hearing Protection Act, even though a .223 is still not within a safe sound level even suppressed.

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  • rustyn
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    Suppressors are the way to go. Started using one 3 years ago while hunting and will never hunt without one again. Now, everyone I typically hunt with has one as well. They are way more than a novelty, they are very nice to have for hunting/shooting.

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  • IhuntUrLand
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    If I am going pheasant hunting, there is no need...the loudest bang i'll hear is me chomping on gum. Otherwise, I second the https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight...ronic+earmuffs. for the price, they are comfortable and very effective. Work great for shotgun (dove, trap shooting), but not quite enough for shooting a .223, I usually stick earplugs underneath them. Sound amplification is superb though.

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  • KD
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    Originally posted by Deltaone9er View Post
    I originally purchased them for pheasant hunting as I got tired of my ears ringing after shooting at flushing birds.
    I must be lucky. I rarely have that problem regardless of what gun I'm shooting at live game. Must be the adrenaline. I do have that problem if I'm just target shooting.

    Either way, it's a good idea. I have a pair of muffs that I bought a year or two ago. Not sure which brand but I haven't really used them.

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  • Huskermut
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    I use a set of Walker earmuffs and have no complaints. I mainly waterfowl hunt though and they might be a little bulky for pheasant hunting.

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  • Deltaone9er
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    I run a set of these that are about 8 years old, but just one of the sides still turns on now:

    http://www.radians.com/radsite/index...?category_id=8

    Some folks wear plugs under these but I've never felt like I needed to do that. I usually just turn them on the lowest setting and I hardly even notice I'm wearing them. I originally purchased them for pheasant hunting as I got tired of my ears ringing after shooting at flushing birds. I was worried that they would cut in and out when I got on the duck and goose calls, but I never ran into that problem. I always thought the sound seemed pretty close to real life and was never too tinny.

    If I were you, I would go out and try a few different pairs on and see what you like. Good Luck!

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  • tjm
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    For pheasant hunting, I use the ear plugs that have the little "valve" that you can keep open. It blocks most of the noise, but not everything so you can't hear talking or flushing birds. I make my son wear a set as well.

    i do use muffs for deer hunting because I'm not moving around. Walking around I find the muffs hot and uncomfortable.

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