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Offline kiteflyer

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Hearing Protection?
« on: August 24, 2009, 06:52:57 PM »

    Can anyone here recommend a electronic hearing protection device that allows you to hear low level nature sounds and then cuts off loud pistol and rifle fire.Is this a must have item in the coming hard times. It seems to be an essential item if you wish to keep your hearing when blasting your 357 mag pistol even when outdoors.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 07:06:32 PM »
kiteflyer,

Check out this thread...

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=2766.0

Personally, I currently have a lesser expensive pair of Caldwells and a pair of Howard Leight Impact Sport's and they both, for the price, do a decent job at magnifying sounds of nature that I otherwise would probably not even hear without them.  After the Leight's give up, I plan on picking up some Peltors.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 07:43:48 PM »

Thanks firetoad, I need a pair of behind the head for helmet use. I found these PRO TAC 200 for 89.00 bucks. I wonder if they are any good. Any input here on actual use with a helmet would be appreciated.

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kiteflyer,

Check out this thread...

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=2766.0

Personally, I currently have a lesser expensive pair of Caldwells and a pair of Howard Leight Impact Sport's and they both, for the price, do a decent job at magnifying sounds of nature that I otherwise would probably not even hear without them.  After the Leight's give up, I plan on picking up some Peltors.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 01:13:02 PM »
Howard Leight makes great muffs for a good price.  ProEars are phenomenol but are also pricey.  If you shoot often, the ProEars are worth it.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 12:22:47 AM »
I won't buy another pair of Howard-Leights due to their lack of customer support. I own 2 sets of their muffs and it take an act of Congress to get Hygiene kits for them. I recently got some Peltors and couldn't be happier. 3M recently acquired Peltor and is good with customer support.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2009, 09:33:56 AM »

       I found these made in Sweden and took a chance they are good! We will see!

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             Hellberg Noise Canceling Ear Muff Hearing Protection

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2009, 09:48:49 AM »
Not electronic, but for outdoor use, I love these:

http://www.surefire.com/EP3-Sonic-Defenders

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2009, 10:51:25 AM »
I know a couple of hunters that swear by Walkers Game Ears - They are very pricey....and you still need some kind of hearing protection for the other ear

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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 07:55:00 AM »
Thanks for the heads up about Howard Leight.  You can order Peltor hygiene kits all over the place.  But, after years of use, I've not needed any so I never considered that I haven't seen any for Howard Leight.  ProEars are order from manufacturer I believe.

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Re: Hearing Protection?
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Re: Hearing Protection?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 01:14:32 PM »
What about hearing protection for dogs?

Might sound dumb, but my dog goes with me to the range and loves to lay on the cool concrete under the benchrest, but once we start shooting he has to relocate to a shady spot some 50 yards behind us.

Major suckage.

Also, I intend to take him hunting with me to help hump some of the deer/turkey/etc. strapped to his saddle bags or in a drag rig, and I don't want to make him deaf with all the shots fired.

Any ideas?