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Good earmuffs?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gimpster, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
    Just trying to get an idea of what some people recommend. I'd like to not go much higher than $100.00 and I'm interested in earmuffs only.

    Are the noise cancelling capabilities really that good? distinguishing between gunshot and voices?
  2. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 North Central AZ Grasslands Supporting Addict

    Jul 27, 2012
    While I am sure the more expensive ones are better. I have been using a pair of Caldwell electronic ones that cost me about $30 - $40 on sale. They work great. The only things is when the batteries start getting week they can develop a hum which is dang annoying. So I keep a fresh set of batteries handy.
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  3. crayj46

    crayj46 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 12, 2017
    i recently bought the Brownell branded muffs, the electronics work fine, so far i'm very pleased with them, they were on sale for around 40 bucks
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  4. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 18, 2016
    i got some Howard Leight on sale for around $40. work great
  5. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jul 4, 2013
    I got some on sale for $26. :)

    Can’t go wrong even for $40 they work well.
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  6. ronin11

    ronin11 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 17, 2017
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  7. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things! Supporting Addict

    Nov 18, 2014
    Surprised no ones said these yet? 15D5144D-3EB6-4476-AE21-DA637CC49AE6.jpeg
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  8. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
    That just made my day! Thanks
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  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Mine are Caldwell noise canceling. I'm thinking I paid about $60.00 five years ago. I still put some foamies in first, then slip on the Caldwells.
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  10. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
    Ordered some of the Howard Leight's When I was on Midway's web site ordering other things. My tails wagging already waiting for the UPS driver! Thanks everyone for the input.
  11. Jennifers

    Jennifers Member

    Oct 4, 2017
    Bought some Sportsman's Guide brand electric muffs ten years ago. Ten years later they are rough but they still work, but yeah, they get that hum when the batteries need replaced. Bought some new Winchester muffs and they seem nice.
  12. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
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  13. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 3, 2015
    howard leight impact pro


    Apr 5, 2015
    Somewhere there is a guy.....who developed those muffs and he is sitting back in some tropical place chilling out!!!!! A genius amongst the common man
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  15. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend Supporting Addict

    Aug 29, 2017
    Howard Leights THunder 29's were my go to muff for years. They of course changed the design and are not as good now in my opinion. Walker has some thin low profile shotgun muffs that are only about 20db reduction. They came out with a about a 30db reduction pair that are just a little thicker and just have a little slice of denser foam inside. I have a pair of Caldwell green flight deck muffs that work great when shooting pistols. Midway carries a pair of black flight deck muffs rated 39db reduction but I can't remember who makes them. Foam plugs properly inserted are the best for rifle shooting. I don't do the electronic muffs as their noise reduction is only in the low 20's. All the muff's I listed are less than $50 a pair.
  16. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair.

    Aug 18, 2011
    A pretty woman's thighs I have found work good.
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  17. deadguy

    deadguy The Reverend Billy Graham Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Where I come from, if they point away from the ears like that, we call them pitsniffers.
  18. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend Supporting Addict

    Aug 29, 2017
  19. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend Supporting Addict

    Aug 29, 2017
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