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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

What if you already have a nice rifle that you'd rather not get rid of, and you have medical conditions that prevent you from shooting rifles with much recoil?  So, basically, you're faced with either parting with the rifle or getting a brake.

I believe that's the case here.
 
 
Reduced handloads.
 Seriously.
 A .300 Magnum can easily be loaded  down to .223 recoil levels.
 You probably wouldn't want to hunt tigers with such a load, but if a person has that many medical problems, a strenuous dangerous-game hunt probably isn't on the agenda anyway.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote www.technika.nu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/04/2009 at 23:57
I have hunted for many years without hearing protection.
Today I would not think about shooting without protection, NEVER not a single round.
I am using Pelter sport tac and Peltor WS alert.
The WS alert has bluetoth built in and the dampening effect on both my ears and on the microphone is outstanding.
So regardless if I am speaking in phone with the WS alert when having the milling machine running, or while on the shooting range, people would hardly notice it........
 
When it comes to muzzle brakes i am using one on my TRG .338 and as I always have protection it's not a problem.
 
I belive the protection is a cultural/age thing.
Here where I live about 75-85% on each hunt have electronical hearing protection of some kind, while 10 years ago you would hardly find anyone with it.
 
 
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Ron,
I just PM'd you, Im very interested in learning how to load down the 270WSM. I know there must be a way as you can buy reduced loads. Of course I do not want them overly light, maybe so the TSX BT 130 grainers would perform in a 260 Remington...That would be about perfect for me, if it can be done safely that is. All I have to go by are my reloading manuals, you told me in the beginning to buy a bunch of books and I did.....
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Your hearing is precious, and irreplaceable.  My wife has a hearing disability, and it is a terrible  handicap.  Imagine not being able to hear a fire alarm going off right over your head! 
 
Wearing ear plugs (and/or muffs) when you shoot is MUCH easier than  having to wear hearing aids all the time in order to even have a normal conversation with your friends and family.
 
If you are shooting a rifle with a muzzle brake, hearing protection is a REQUIREMENT for you and for everyone with you.  Period. 
 
I wear a set of earplugs when hunting.  They bring the muzzle blast of a non-braked rifle or shotgun down to a reasonably safe level, and I haven't found them to be a handicap.  I still have excellent hearing after many years of shooting, thanks to the constant use of ear plugs and muffs.
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Agreed LongHunter...
The only time you don't need hearing protection is when you bowhunt......  Smile


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im so serious about protecting my hearing that i wear them when i mow my lawn or even vacuum my house. i always have my ear plugs in my pocket everywhere i go.
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here is what i wear. i think it cost me $120 or something

http://www.westone.com/content/186.html
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We have a guy at the Dallas gun show that shoots a putty into your ears and molds the plugs specifically to your ears.  I have not had the guts to have him do it to me, but a friend of mine had it done, he loves his.


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I currently use the kind Mike has above. 


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Originally posted by Trays 7940 Trays 7940 wrote:

We have a guy at the Dallas gun show that shoots a putty into your ears and molds the plugs specifically to your ears.  I have not had the guts to have him do it to me, but a friend of mine had it done, he loves his.


thats exactly what http://www.westone.com/content/186.htm     
does as well it feels funky for a second but its not bad.


Edited by pyro6999 - September/05/2009 at 08:25
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

here is what i wear. i think it cost me $120 or something

http://www.westone.com/content/186.html


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This one looks pretty good for hunting too.

http://www.westone.com/content/185.html
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i wear them at work and im on heavy equipment all day long, and obviously some things are louder than others and they work great for that or for shooting. i wear them to car fires too, nothing like a tire letting go at 0300 to make you crap your pants. the nice thing about westone is that they have dealers all over the usa.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

here is what i wear. i think it cost me $120 or something

http://www.westone.com/content/186.html


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This one looks pretty good for hunting too.

http://www.westone.com/content/185.html

they would be great for that, i dont know what those would cost, i would guess that they are more than the ones i have though. the first pair of fitted plugs i got several years ago had a filter in them to allow you to hear spoken voice, but block out machine noise. they werent the best for shooting though.
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http://www.msa-sordin.com/en/produkter.asp?rId=201&mId=104


This is what I wear, they do a great job amplifying ambient sound and do a great job killing the muzzle report.

They are well made and keep my ears warm on those cold, cold mornings!
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Cool stuff RC, I found everything but a price list... What do they run?


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Anyone ever use the Walker game ears?


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Originally posted by Trays 7940 Trays 7940 wrote:

Anyone ever use the Walker game ears?
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They run $250-300, but work much better than anything else I've tried.

They are also low-profile, which is nice for cheek weld.
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Not to bad for good stuff!


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