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    Electronic Earmuffs

    Have just purchased my first shotgun and been surprised at how loud it is (only a 20 gauge). It's been suggested by members here that I should get a set of electronic earmuffs and so I've started looking around. There are a few on TradeMe with a "generic" set costing about $75 plus p&p (though there are $1 reserves I could try) and the only other pair under $100 being Caldwell E Max at $90 plus p&p. I'd be very interested in others thoughts and suggestions. Am I silly trying to stay under $100 ? any brands people like or dislike in particular and why and should I look overseas or ??????

    Thanks for your help !!

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    Peltor and 3M are good brands.

    You only get one set of ears and one set of eyes...

    Beware some nasty knock-offs on TM, if the price is too good to be true, it probably is

    If you do a lot of shooting, especially precision rifle stuff, it is worth getting the tapered models specifically designed for shooting, as opposed to the normal industrial shape.
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    Howard leight are the best ones.
    Can't see any on tm at the moment.
    Pretty sure I got my last pair for less than $100

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    Thanks for that guys, anybody know anything about these champion ones ? seem quite light and look nicely tapered Hearing Protection Electronic Ear Muffs - Sportways Gunshed

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    I have these:
    http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cf...onic%20Earmuff
    Which I find good. Google for a better deal maybe? And watch out for shipping costs.

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    OK, here's where I've got to for now. Caldwell Electronic Ear Muffs E Max Low Profile MP3 Hearing Protection 487557 | eBay which end up at about NZ$44 or are available here for about $100 or Howard Leight R 01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff Shooting Ear Protection | eBay for about $80

    Guess the question is: are the Howard Leight set worth the extra (they are folding and have auto off) OR should I reset and look elsewhere ??

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    Those Howard Leights are less than $50USD right? I have a pair and love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    Those Howard Leights are less than $50USD right? I have a pair and love them.
    Yep, with freight added they're about $80 landed here.

    Cheers

    UPDATE: Even a couple of bucks cheaper through Amazon
    Last edited by centralshooter; 10-06-2013 at 02:59 PM.
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    Howard Leight are pretty decent, I have 2x sets of them and a set of Peltors

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    Go the Howard Leight impact Earmuffs, i got a set from Amazon last month, not sure how much it was in NZ as i paid with Aussie dollars. but they fit well and work.

    Just watch out for your smart ass friends who yell when sneaking up behind you, as the amp makes that yell "VERY LOUD"

    Lucky i didn't have a shotty in my hands at the time......

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    Done deal, bought the Howard Leight impact for US$62.36 so about NZ$80 delivered. Can't be bad value for money !!

    Cheers and thanks for your input guys !!
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    I got the Howard Leight muffs as well. Got them from Amazon. Only took 6 days to get to me.
    Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff - Amazon.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    I got the Howard Leight muffs as well. Got them from Amazon. Only took 6 days to get to me.
    Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff - Amazon.com
    Ordered my second pair of these for the wife from amazon the other day, should arrive tomorrow,
    Grand Total: NZD 75.89 shipped.

    good muffs, not the best there is, but certainly the best under $100

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Howard leight are the best ones.
    Can't see any on tm at the moment.
    Pretty sure I got my last pair for less than $100
    what he said.

 

 

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