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sscoyote

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Often thought of getting electronic hearing protection, but never spent the bucks to do it. I just carry my ear muffs above my ears and move them down when shot presents itself. Have been doing that for years when I started to realize that these short pistols were starting to have an effect on my hearing. Don't think I've ever spooked an animal yet doing it...that I remember.
 

Gcan

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While I absolutely agree with your statement for using hearing protection, I will say that not all hunting situations lend themselves to putting on/in protection before taking the shot. When I hunt in AZ, it seems like I have all the time in the world to get ready before a shot. When I hunt in PA, opportunities last mere seconds. More than not you don't have time to put on protection before taking a shot. My solution is a suppressor which isn't as good as muffs but much better than nothing.
I agree. Wonder if anyone else has this same experience. I have never heard a single shot I fired in anger or at an animal. My ears never rang. Maybe its adrenaline or some other mechanism but its true. If I fire one round without ear protection correctly in place my ear/ears will ring for weeks. Go figure. They make custom fitted enhanced hearing protection that is comfortable and never in the way. My hearing is like the dinosaurs, gone. However, I was wearing an old pair of electronics yrs ago and actually heard a bear walking up behind me. I find them invaluable today, as I lip read now because my hearing is so bad. Covid masks made me look so stupid I actually took to wearing my electronic hearing protection to the supermarkets, etc. for the past year.
They used to be expensive. Today they are ridiculously inexpensive.
 

mudman02

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Mudman. If you dm me and give me your paypal address I will contribute to your purchase. We gotta help where we can.
Man, I thank you, but everything is taking care of. Dad has the Walkers game ears that he doesn’t use any more, I got a 243 barrel from flintlock, this sight is very helpful . Thank you so much
 

Gcan

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Man, I thank you, but everything is taking care of. Dad has the Walkers game ears that he doesn’t use any more, I got a 243 barrel from flintlock, this sight is very helpful . Thank you so much
We always help each other here.
best
Gary
 
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