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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Earprotection Reply with quote

Saw this from one of our advertisers. I use ear plugs all the time; when I fly and when I shoot tactical matches (don't want to risk ear muffs interfering with my check weld). I use custom molded ear plugs. These look interesting. Big dB drop for little cask. Anyone use them?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Nice design, great price too.
I wonder how much it would be retailing here in Oz.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

It is usually cheaper to order from the US Gelan...but if you find them cheap out here, let me know mate...I rather like the look of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

just standard foam earplugs for me. I get them at work so they dont cost me a bean!!!! funny how $ come into most of my choices..lol

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Really nice concept and the price is reasonable. I'm like Elvis though, our earplugs at work are foam, have 30 db reduction and are free. We even encourage our workers to take them home with them for use while lawn-mowing or any other potential hearing damaging activities.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

I got a set this year and now only use them for handgun, and not for open, comp'd 38 stupid or 9mm open.

I tried when I shot my rifle - won't do that again. OUCH!

For rifle, I use Peltor Tac 6 without any issues.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback, RePete.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Aha Repete, you also like the Swedish Smile
I don't know what you mean with "Tac 6", is there much difference with the "Sportac"? My hearing is not so good, but with my Peltor on, I can understand what they are saying in the other room, especially when it's about me they are talking Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

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Aha Repete, you also like the Swedish Smile
I don't know what you mean with "Tac 6", is there much difference with the "Sportac"? My hearing is not so good, but with my Peltor on, I can understand what they are saying in the other room, especially when it's about me they are talking Smile

Actually that was with a Remington 700 in .223.

Tac 6 is the Peltor model. solutions.3mcanada.ca/...C2793BXJbl

FWIW I wear the microphones to the rear (away from the noise), this way I know what's going on behind me.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

RePete wrote:
I wear the microphones to the rear (away from the noise), this way I know what's going on behind me.

Good man! One should always be checking their six o'clock!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Well yours can be better, but mine could be nicer. I have the choise between green or orange, so mine is always green.
But most important: they work OK and once you know them...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

Ive tried those electronic earmuffs that a gear freak buddy had out in the bush. really wierd the birds could be heard chirping and a faint sound like the sea in a seashell but not my cuppa tea either, I like to hear the bush sounds around me while stalking, if there are no sounds I know Im making to many and its time for a break.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

I too use the Tac 6 muffs & am reasonably happy with them.
They DO need looking after, as a build up of moisture inside them can cause shorts in the circuit boards.
I double them up with ear plugs if shooting full house .357mag loads on the indoor range.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

At the moment I am using EAR Foam earplugs and they work a treat.

I have three or four sets of earmuffs, all brilliant, but when shooting shotgun they all get in the way when I get my cheek down on the comb and end up pushed out of place and actually seem the magnify the noise... wtf OUCH OWIES OW OW Evil or Very Mad

I intend to get a set of custom moulded earplugs one day, but they run to around $120 + out here...a bit out of reach right now.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:38 am    Post subject: Re: Earprotection Reply with quote

next time you got to Sydney, come over Vince, I'll make you a set.
Its ugly, but works well, and its custom :-)

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