Hearing Protection in Field

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  1. jd126

    jd126 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for suggestions on hearing protection to use on a backpack hunt. What do you use and why did you choose it? Do you wear it all day long or keep close by and easy to grab? Thanks
     
  2. fabricator21

    fabricator21 Well-Known Member

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    I use the Howard leight quiet band. I wear them around my neck until needed.
     
  3. jd126

    jd126 Well-Known Member

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    Those were made famous by Hickok45.
     
  4. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    I used to use those then switched to the sound gear. They are Awsome.
    I wear them all day while hunting. Wish I would have found them years ago I hate to think the damage I’ve acquired before I had them. Simply by forgetting to put my plugs in or muffs on in the heat of the moment. I still use muffs at the range.
    Side note the sound gear work great for live venues like monster jam. I can hear much better but not overly loud.
     
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  5. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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    I use MSA Supreme Pro-X all day long. I finally chose these after trying a few others. Comfort, attenuation, and amplification come together with these for me.
     
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  6. jmcmath

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    Suppressor on the muzzle, cheapo 3m plugs with the string draped around my neck at all times, another pair of the plugs in my front chest pocket.

    the reusable multi baffle ones that are quick to put in not the foam ones.
     
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  7. SeboCreek

    SeboCreek Well-Known Member

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    Agree with quiet band. Always there and not uncomfortable. Wish would have started years ago as not much hearing left.
     
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  8. samson7x

    samson7x New Member

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    I use a suppressor.
     
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  9. BEEMAN

    BEEMAN Well-Known Member

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    Another happy sound gear user. Work great for me.
     
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  10. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    +1 on suppressor
     
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  11. nmbarta

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    I have foam plugs in just about every pocket, and a couple pair stuffed in my rifle sling, just in case. Been waiting for my suppressor for nearly a year, looks like another hunting season without it.
     
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  12. laker

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    How is the wind noise with them?
     
  13. nmbarta

    nmbarta Well-Known Member

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    Which one's do you use? I've been thinking about trying some out.
     
  14. dfanonymous

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    Confession:

    I don’t bring ear pro anymore. Then again I don’t really rifle hunt as much anymore. I brought my peltors around for years, clipped on my pack during movement but just about always forget to put them over my ears after putting them on my head while getting set up.

    I’ve gots the hearing loss for awhile now anyways, and I’ve been in my ways to long to care about it getting worst.

    So I guess the take away is anything is probably better than nothing and don’t forget to put your ears on that you’ve been packing all day.