Originally Posted by dig
Yes I use a custom fit set by E.A.R out of Boulder CO. I shoot a lot of clays, used electric muffs for years however never liked them in the summer months. Also never got plugs in in time on a hunt. When a 338 hoes off you feel it even with the adrenaline. Now I just put in my EARS and go ( when I don't forget ). Downside is cost at $1,000 it's a significant investment although a medical deduction.
I have a set of these as does my shooting partner. He and my Dad each bought electronic protection 2y ago (Dad bought a different brand), and after an elk hunt in 2012 each said it was the best piece of equipment they took along. I then bought a set from EAR in January 2013 and used them hunting last year.
I agree - you can put them in and leave them in all day with no problems. I also found I can hear things better, even on the lowest volume setting. In early October I distinctly recall hearing a spike whitetail sneaking through the woods I never would have heard without the electronics.
The downside is that the price is now up to $1800.