While at the Little River on the weekend I noticed that my little NRR22 muffs dont cut the mustard as far as blocking the loud noises, in fact I could still hear the shots in the splash plates right across the range. I like it quiet to concentrate on flags and what I am doing while shooting so want the MAX sound suppression and dont want to play music or other fancy features. I tried some moulded ear plugs but had trouble getting them in the right position to be effective so I ended up with a combination of both but was not great.
What do all use and\or recommend and where did you get them.
I personally like Electronic Ear Muffs so that I can still talk and hear people during the shoots, some prefer just noise suppression.
The big difference between cheap ones and expensive ones is the quality of the foam that seals around your ear. Some are hard making them less effective as well as less comfortable. I have the Peltor Electronic earmuffs
I am finding the Peltors are highly recomended on various reviews. Sometime their NRR rating is not as high as other brands but are better when compared side by side. I will but a quality set of muffs with a reasonanble "believeable" rating.
Just a comment. When I was seeing an audiologist, (a couple of years ago) she did not recommend the electronic muffs as there is still a slight mille-second delay before they cut in. I tried one model (cannot remember which it was) but I could not use them because I did experience a noticeable delay before they cut in. I am using just passive muffs, which I do agree are not as convenient as the electronic ones if you can get a pair that work for you.
I like your input. Many had mentioned they use ear plugs under their muffs, I tried this at Canberra recently and found it pretty good to shoot with. What I have found is my old muffs purchase decades ago and not the best and I really need to spend some decent money on a modern pair of muffs that have a proper rating. I like the ultra slim line ones so they dont touch the stock when shooting so they wont be cheap.
Maybe Santa will be nice to me this year,
Steve, I hope to see you back at one of our Fly events real soon.