|Forum topic by dpop24||posted 11-28-2011 06:54 PM||3389 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-28-2011 06:54 PM
I use a cheap set of passive ear muffs for woodworking and yard tools and they do a decent job. I almost always have my iPhone with headphones underneath the ear muffs and this has seemed to be a cheap, effective solution to having tunes and hearing protection together.
Well, this weekend I went to the shooting range for the first time in a long time. I took my cheapo passive ear muffs which are a huge step up from the foam earplugs I used in my youth (yes, I was young and dumb!) but were still woefully inadequate for shooting and I needed to double up with foam earmuffs. Even doubled up, I found them to be inadequate and have started researching hearing protection options.
I would like a nice set of electronic ear muffs, but I am very confused with all the options and can’t decide if they would be adequate for both woodworking and shooting. Will they limit the extra loud gunshots but let in the much lower dB woodworking machines? For those LJ’s that also shoot, has anyone had any luck with using the same set for both purposes or should I just get a set dedicated to shooting?
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