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ASR
06-18-2007, 11:15 AM
Hi,

I am currently using a regular Peltor and would like to get more protection and would like to hear conversation at the same time. My concern now is that it hits the rifle stock when I shot and would like to get something that is more compact.

I am looking at Peltor tactical 6 but not sure if I will encounter the same problem when shooting a rifle.

What do you guys use and any feedback will be appreciated.

TIA,

ASR

NRAhighpowershooter
06-18-2007, 11:28 AM
I use the ProEars brand... a little pricey but they are the high end of electronic protection

soopafly
06-18-2007, 11:32 AM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=57771&highlight=electronic+hearing+protection

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=31913&highlight=electronic+hearing+protection

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=20051&highlight=electronic+hearing+protection

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=21167&highlight=electronic+hearing+protection

Wildhawk66
06-18-2007, 12:03 PM
Peltor 6's are a great choice. I have the 7's and they are too bulky and also take 9v instead of AA. Everyone I know with the 6's sear by them.

30Cal
06-18-2007, 12:57 PM
I have the 6's, but I double up wearing earplugs underneath. Their NRR is a mere 19dB. They're good for hunting or .22LR plinking, but if I'm firing more than a hand full of rounds, I add plugs to the formula.

Ty

Mute
06-18-2007, 1:05 PM
If money were no object I'd get Sordin Supreme Pros, otherwise, these are worth a look:

Impact Sports (http://www.bigrivertactical.com/catalog/item/4457578/4461735.htm)

I find these to be a great value and actually I prefer the lack of sound clipping over Pro Ears and Peltors.

maxicon
06-18-2007, 1:23 PM
It's a tough tradeoff between size and protection. Smaller muffs have less protection, and most electronic ones have lower NRR than the best non-electronic ones.

You can get around it by putting plugs under them, as 30cal suggests, but that partly offsets the benefits of the electronic muffs.

I like a lot of protection, and have tried a fair number of passive muffs, and the ones that keep the noise out best are big. There's no way around that. When I need smaller ones, I wear plugs under them.

Guns R Tools
06-18-2007, 3:50 PM
Cheapie Harbor Frieght stuff is mono system. I bought mine at Turners for $20. Probably smae manufacture) I am thinking about just cutting one side off and use earplugs on one ear for rifle usage.

It clips alot but I can hear conversation. It will cut off when it's windy too. It's suiatable for light short duty. But I wouldn't recommend for long term. Ear cup is some what smaller than other comfortable ones. Headband is bit short for my head. It barely fits.

But it is neat to hear small sounds.

When I get fundage I might go high end stuff.

-hanko
06-18-2007, 4:53 PM
If money were no object I'd get Sordin Supreme Pros, otherwise, these are worth a look:

Impact Sports (http://www.bigrivertactical.com/catalog/item/4457578/4461735.htm)

I find these to be a great value and actually I prefer the lack of sound clipping over Pro Ears and Peltors.
+1, they're superb. Google sordin, you may find a better price than the link above. I have zero problems with cheek weld wearing the sodins with ar's, ak's, fal's, o/u beretta, and pretty much anything else.

Not cheap; nor are your ears. You will not be disappointed;)

-hanko