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Old May 15th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #16
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Been there before like Art having my ear canal cleaned out. Not fun at all!

I prefer Muffs to plugs

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Old May 16th, 2017, 03:39 AM   #17
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Good info - I'll dispose of the old, crusty foam (once were yellow, now not yellow) ones and either use disposable (when muffs can't be worn), or muffs if
I have space available.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 05:07 AM   #18
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Yup.
Don't put sponges in your ears.
use real earplugs.
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While in Scottsdale I picked up a pair of custom plugs. You can buy the kit online. Soap and water is all you need. The only nit... they are a pain to get in but they do a good job.

I think its the cheaper silicone plugs that may cause the problem. The foam plugs are better than nothing, but unless you're wearing them under a set of muffs, you're going to go deaf if you shoot often at gun ranges. Especially when the guy in the lane next to you has a 16" AR or a FN 5n7 pistol.

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Old May 16th, 2017, 06:35 AM   #19
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Interesting news, as my 12 year old is having swelling, etc., in both ears - his right ear is the worst. He also frequently wears ear plugs for everything from riding his 4-wheeler to shooting, so this may be the culprit. Thanks for posting it.

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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:16 AM   #21
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We've all been to the range when it's hot and sweats running into your eyes.
It's probably a good idea to toss the foam plugs out after that session an out a fresh set in next time around and don't re-use them.

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Old May 16th, 2017, 08:11 AM   #22
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We've all been to the range when it's hot and sweats running into your eyes.
It's probably a good idea to toss the foam plugs out after that session an out a fresh set in next time around and don't re-use them.
Whoa!

Foam plugs that you get in the little plastic bag are disposable. Meaning ONE USE ONLY! Never reuse them. That's why you end up buying them by the carton.

Spend the $$ on a decent set of muffs that are ~24 - 26 Db rated.

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Old May 16th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #23
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This is good, I use orange foam plugs with the string attached. Use a couple a times and throw away.. What kind of muffs do you guys like. I have a couple of them, but when I git slung up they seem to hit the stock and don't allow me a good sight picture, also hit my hat and moves it forward. I know a little fussy!!!!

Do you like the custom style that a doctor makes ? and do they work?
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Old May 16th, 2017, 11:53 AM   #24
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This is good, I use orange foam plugs with the string attached. Use a couple a times and throw away.. What kind of muffs do you guys like. I have a couple of them, but when I git slung up they seem to hit the stock and don't allow me a good sight picture, also hit my hat and moves it forward. I know a little fussy!!!!

Do you like the custom style that a doctor makes ? and do they work?
tks,
I use Howard Leight Electronic Muff Hearing Protector. I think it's the same as the Honeywell model. I also use molded hearing plugs ( from Decibulz) under the muffs, especially when shooting the 460. You put them in the microwave to soften them up, and mold them in your ear canal. Re-do them again if you want a refit.
I don't think a doctors effort would be any better than molding them yourself.

Both products are very good.

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