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My Question is what type of electronic hearing protection should I get so that when I go to the range so that the misses will be comfortable shooting a 308. I want her to have fun shooting and not be worried about the noise from the gun

Thanks In advance
 

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Aussie, I use a Peltor 97044 and like the sound suppresion. It's light and comfortable and folds small to fit in a range bag. Works just fine at a NASCAR race too.
 

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When shooting long guns you might want to be sure she has some plugs as back up in the ear that will be next to the gun (right for most people). Sometimes the gun will push the head phones off.
 
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There probably are some but I've never found muff that will let me snuggle up to the stock as I like to.

YMMV but you will probably need to make sure they are low profile.

Caldwell makes a fairly inexpensive set of low profile ones and I use them with handguns but I'm already half deaf. My wife says they are noisy with a static sound that I can't hear. These will almost work with a rifle for me.
 

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Unless you're going to a range that requires the electronic version or a class where she needs to be able to hear commands a regular pair of ear muffs will do just as well. JAT
 

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The Howard Leight Impact Sport allow me to get a good cheek weld on most stocks. It's also great for hunting because it picks up sounds for a decent range in the woods.

For shooting high power rifles with muzzle brakes, I still double up with a set of foam ear plugs.
 

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Check with a local hearing specialist. Where I work they had custom noise cancelling ear plugs made for us since where I work there is a lot of high frequency noise. I have used them at the range and they are amazing. They really muffle the sounds from the shots but you can still hear the brass falling. I am not sure how they work but they cancel loud noise while still allowing normal conversation to pass through the material. I will call the office that fitted me and see if I can get the brand for you. I believe that the regular price for them is pretty high ($300 pair) but they are really comfortable to wear since they are custom made for your ear.

The place that made mine informed me that most of the time he makes these for people who shoot a lot.
 
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While I believe in hearing muffs for sound suppression it's easy to have the seal broken unintentionally by glasses or shooting glasses.

Sometimes just changing ones personal physical position is enough to do this.

I use both plugs and muffs regardless of the situation at the range. That's for indoors or out.

I do have noise suppression muffs,electronic Peltors, and others of that type, but use them for house use if the stuff hits the fan at home and they are needed for self defense shooting.

I do shoot at indoor ranges mostly.

I would try various pairs of muffs if possible and see if there is a model that will fit the wife and stay sealed all the time.

Some people can hear range commands with both plugs and regular sound suppression muffs on. See if that's the case if you can with her.
 

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Noise suppression devices are like American Express.

When you head for the range...don't leave home without them! :cool:
 

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I personally just use standard muffs when required at a range as some around hear dont allow just ear plugs but down at my buddies house range I prefer foar ear plugs as his is a woods tactical course with alot of trees etc to snag the muffs. I plan on getting an electronic pair but I havent found any that fit me right with my glasses on.
 

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I am a fan of the Peltor muffs as well. I use the Tactical Sport muffs. I like having the two colors available. As an RO and hunting, I use the orange covers, otherwise I use the black. They are comfortable and effective.
Like others, I recommend plugs as well, muffs can shift when shooting a rifle or shooting prone or out of position.
 

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Is it an indoor or outdoor range?

I have electronic muffs (peltor) but keep them switched off indoors as they don't seem to be able to deal with the echo of the gunshot. Maybe it is an acoustic property of our range.
 

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I finally got in touch with the hearing specialist that made my noise reducing earplugs. He said the sound reducing material is called an ER25 and most reputable hearing specialists will know what that is. The prices may vary depending on who they use to make the plugs since there are numerous vendors that make the ear plug molds and then they place the ER25 insert inside the plug when they fabricate them. The process for mine was I went to the specialist and he performed a hearing test to ensure that there were not any problems, he placed cotton deep in my ear and then injected a mold material inside my ear and waited about 10 minutes for it to cure. He then sent this mold to the place that makes his ear plugs and they placed the ER25 insert in the plug. These are custom fit for each individual ear but as I said before they are amazing at the range.

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Hi there guys and girls

My Question is what type of electronic hearing protection should I get so that when I go to the range so that the misses will be comfortable shooting a 308. I want her to have fun shooting and not be worried about the noise from the gun

Thanks In advance
It sounds like you're concern is that the gun will be too loud for her. In which case electronic muffs might not be the way to go. E-muffs are just normal hearing protection muffs that have a microphone on the outside and speakers on the inside. When there's no gunfire the microphone transmits all the external sound in to the earmuffs, but when there's a gunshot it turns the speakers off and they become a pair of regular ol' earmuffs. They do not offer any more protection than regular earmuffs.

The benefit of e-muffs are 2 fold, 1) they're good if you spend a lot of time at the range with other people that you need to talk to like competition shooting or firearms instructors, that way you can hear people speaking clearly without taking your muffs off. 2) Hunters like them because some of the better ones actually amplify the sounds of rustling leaves and such for tracking animals.

If you're just looking to protect her hearing then get a pair of foam ear plugs and a set of cheap earmuffs from walmart and use them both. It'll cost you $20 and she will be better protected than using electronic muffs alone.
 

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I usually wear a pair of in-ear headphones connected to my phone so i can listen to music while i shoot. Wearing them at work cancels out almost any exterior sounds completely, and with 70 machines running at once in the building, it can become quite noisy in the post office. I also toss on a pair of muffs on top as a little added ear protection, so even if they get knocked off my ears still have some layer between them and the BOOM! My biggest problem is resisting the urge to dance with a rifle or shotgun when a really good song comes one.
 

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I usually wear a pair of in-ear headphones connected to my phone so i can listen to music while i shoot. Wearing them at work cancels out almost any exterior sounds completely, and with 70 machines running at once in the building, it can become quite noisy in the post office. I also toss on a pair of muffs on top as a little added ear protection, so even if they get knocked off my ears still have some layer between them and the BOOM! My biggest problem is resisting the urge to dance with a rifle or shotgun when a really good song comes one.
Dancing with a shotgun? LOL!
 
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