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    Member Sideshow's Avatar
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    Deben electronic slimline ear defenders rated to 84db. Have used mine now for eight years most weekends and have only just crapped out this year in one ear.
    Which means it still blocks the sound you just can't hear what's going on on that side.
    Bit hot in summer when shooting all day but then what defenders aren't.
    I'm getting a new pair for next year.
    Use them with shotguns and rifles.
    When you turn them up you can hear people talking from 200yards away. Makes you very weary of what you do say in the gun line about all grumpy down the road
    The not so goods.
    Hot in summer
    Change batteries once a year
    Crackly in the rain our if wear a hood. (I just wear a beanie and have not found that two bad).
    Goods pros
    They work really well!
    Did not regret the buy as they lasted eight years.
    You can hear duck wings at night.
    Comfortable and keep your ears warm!
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along

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    Sep 2015
    Mate,that’s interesting,so what’s your take on the Top line MSA Sordins?...I can get a pair for US$260,.....R93 and others stand by them.You say “most”electronic ones are useless,can you elaborate on that before I buy.....thanks in advance

    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    peltor definitely. dont get sucked in by "grades" on earmuffs. and most of the electronic ones are useless ( i repair them).
    It's not the mountain we conquer,but ourselves.....Sir Edmund Hillary

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    I have a pair of Peltor "Protac shooter"


    I really like the voice in the headset that tells you the power is on or off.The adjustments are audible in the head set as well.
    After breaking a few sets of cheaper electronic muffs,I sprang for a expensive set.Well worth the money.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    Member BRADS's Avatar
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    The Sorbins seem to fit your needs James,
    Great for hunting and shooting with a few mates with suppresors on.
    I have found they let in a but much noise with the bigger guns for my liking, still 100x better than the Howard leights.
    The Peltor Tacs are also very good.
    I'm pretty careful these days and find the Peltor grade 5 muffs getting used more and more.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Member Savage1's Avatar
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    I've got a pair of Howard Leights and a set of Petor ProTac or tactical pro or something grade 5.

    Long story short, Howards are crap, Peltors are awesome. I can wear them beside anything with muzzle brakes including 50cal and have no problems. My Howards are just used around the house when nailing etc.



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