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Hearing protection for handgun hunting?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by FritzS, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. FritzS

    FritzS

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    Hi,

    I'd like to use my G20 for whitetail this year. I hunt in a thick area where it is normal to hear a deer approaching before it can be seen.

    Does anyone here use electronic muffs for hunting? Any suggestions for the best brand / model for handgun hunting? Any other suggestions for effective hearing protection that would not hinder the ability to hear approaching deer?

    Thanks,
    Fritz
     
  2. pangris

    pangris Moderator

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    Good electronic muffs will enhance your hearing. I know nothing about hunting deer, but I do know that my remington muffs from Wally world cost $100 and allow me to hear every little thing.

    I have borrowed other muffs,I believe they were Peltor 6's and I liked them more, but the Remingtons are good enough and were a gift, so i use them.

    Paul
     

  3. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    I use the Pro Ears Dimension 1 Slim Pro. The electronics in Pro Ears is superior to some other brands, which "clip" (cut on and off) when a shot is fired. Pro-Ears circuitry only suppresses sounds greater than 70db. (You can carry on a conversation and hear every word, as somebody's shooting next to you at the range.)
     
  4. FritzS

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    Thanks for the information.

    I like the idea of "non-clipping" and the ~$100 price tag, but will probably never see them together. I will look around for something in the slimline version, so they can be used for rifle shooting as well.

    Thanks again,
    Fritz
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    I paid $148, plus shipping @ Brownells for my Pro Slims.
     
  6. AAshooter

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    I have Peltor electronic ears. I really like them but they are more than the $100 you mention. Make sure you are aloud to use electronic ears for hunting . . . some states do not allow them.
     
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    I hunt with a Taurus Raging Bull .454 casull. Barrel is ported (very loud!). I use the Walkers Game Ear. Very comfortable, can hear the game coming, have had no problems with ringing ears after the shot.