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    Electronic earmuffs

    Hi team,

    Keen on some shooting muffs. PM or drop offers in here, all good

    Best I can find so far Earmuffs : Howard Leight Impact Sport Earmuff

    Second hand that work would be fine. Not keen to shop offshore as I cant be arsed
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    I would pay that again @Gibo if I had to replace mine .. I find they are good ear protection ,I'm able to get my head/cheek nice in close to the rifle butt while shooting .And the fact you don't have to remove earmuffs to listen to people talking/giving instructions etc
    Also the Aux input is a bonus

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    sweet, might have some on the go from a forum good guy, just the request for his type of payment may be hard to meet

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    I have 2 sets and do not rate them for protection on their own, at all.
    They are practical and comfortable but noise reduction in my 2 sets at least, is complete shit. I have to use plugs with them to make them efficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    I have 2 sets and do not rate them for protection on their own, at all.
    They are practical and comfortable but noise reduction in my 2 sets at least, is complete shit. I have to use plugs with them to make them efficient.

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    In general or the model above Dave? I'll be using a braked magnum so keen to know what's the go

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    I have the exact same as above.
    If your happy to wear plugs they will be fine.
    If I was to buy another set, I would spend the coin and get better quality ones for genuine noise reduction.


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    Cheers mate. Yeah had someone else say the above aren't up to it. Might be looking at Peltor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Hi team,

    Keen on some shooting muffs. PM or drop offers in here, all good

    Best I can find so far Earmuffs : Howard Leight Impact Sport Earmuff

    Second hand that work would be fine. Not keen to shop offshore as I cant be arsed
    I have just ordered the same from Optics Planet.
    Will use them with ear plugs.
    Currently using standard grade 5 muffs with plugs but after something lighter and lower profile.

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    As above I found they don't sit flush with the bottom of my ears and thus dosnt work as well as they could if they where jelly sealing. Way better then nothing and more handy for hunting but I use these now



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    Dont know if this is right but the better ear muffs i have worn all have a large cup size, the smaller the cup size the more shit they were.

    And if your firearm is interfering with hearing protection then youre not shouldering it right, they shouldnt be anywhere near each other
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    Quote Originally Posted by Towely View Post
    Dont know if this is right but the better ear muffs i have worn all have a large cup size, the smaller the cup size the more shit they were.

    And if your firearm is interfering with hearing protection then youre not shouldering it right, they shouldnt be anywhere near each other
    Cheers, nope current ones not interfering with rifle just cant hear anything when not shooting.

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    MSA Sordin is the way to go. After trying various types over the years, including a Danish brand of electronic muff, I bought MSA's about 5 years ago and have been happy ever since. You will see MSA's sticking out from under the helmets of the Yank Special Forces (yeh I know, that doesn't necessarily mean they are good just some company won the contract to supply).
    Mate got 3 sets of Howard Leights in - only one set is still working. The others died, fortunately quite early on so he was able to get a full refund direct from Amazon. He has also now tossed the remaining Howards to one side and gone back to his good non electronic. The thing with electronic muffs is none of them, even the best, with have as high a rating as the best non electronic ones. The ones in posting #9 have a rating of 25. My older ones are 24. A good set on non electronic Bilsom have a NRR of 30 but are bloody bulky. Trade off in all directions I guess. Depending upon the outing/event I will use disposable plugs under my MSA, usually when shooting on the range close together.
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    Cheers guys got some on yhe way to try. Thanks Ongaonga orangutan

    Who sells the MSAs in NZ zimm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Cheers guys got some on yhe way to try. Thanks Ongaonga orangutan

    Who sells the MSAs in NZ zimm?
    A safety company in Auckland is the NZ agent. They can be found by searching MSA Sordin NZ on googly. They are bloody expensive here though. I think a large group of guys on this forum got theirs a couple of years ago direct from the U S of A.

    Check this thread out
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...earmuffs-9427/
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