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I always have a heck of a time getting my head down when I wear muffs. What do you all wear, as some rifles I need to wear them with?

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I swiched to ear plugs for that very reason.

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I usually shoot with the ear plugs and it works great on the .17 and .222, but on my brothers 22-250 with a muzzle break and my 300 win mag it is far too loud. I think that I probably need to learn to shoot with them better. So many people use them, it must just me.

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Good question, I have the same problem. I'm not quite ready to spend the bucks for electronic ear plugs, there must be another solution.

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Try the rubber plugs with the orange shock cord attaching them. They seem to fit snugger and are easier to put in and take out than the foamies.

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I saw this conversation going a different way when I read the title. :roflmao3[1]: I sure the either the electronic full size muffs or the New Surefire ear plugs, these babies are the best I have used.

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I have the same problem as well. I will usually slip the one side up slighty almost to where it's a little uncomfortable. Then I can get my cheek down enough.

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I have a pair of pro-ears stalker plus. They are cut so they don't interfere with a shouldered rifle/shotgun. These muffs are the electronic ones with the leather muffs, a little pricey but they are well worth it for me. I've worn them out quail hunting and can hear birds flushing behind me. I plan on using them a lot this coming fall.

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only juse "muffs" during target practice. When out hunting it's open ears,except if i'm shooting alot of rounds through a high power rifle. I'm kind of deaf from being on tanks so it don't bother me much.

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One thing I do to help the situation is to turn the offending side 90 degrees and wear it that way. Wrinkles the ear a little but, it gives more clearance for the stock while providing good hearing protection.

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I have a pair of custom plugs made when I shot trap and they work great on all the small artillary but not on the big stuff.The muzzle blast from the 300 class and the muzzle break units make it deafening after a few shots and these plugs are as good as plugs can be. The big issue is that the sound goes throught the soft tissue around the ear and that is why the ear muffs are critical for range time or any time you use the big guns. When blowing up squirrels with the loud stuff or at the range I always wear foam plugs and muffs. Any of the quality low profile muffs will help you keep your hearing. I use the Remington muffs with sound amplifiers. Not the best quality units but they work for me.For the tank guy pack a pair of foam plugs when hunting and put them in before you shoot. You damage your hearing with each unprotected shot. Pretty soon all you can say is "what?".Be careful all.

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Actually I have an extra large head. The only problem is that it is only half full of brains.

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I use a pair of pro ears predator plus ear muffs. Absolutely love them for the price ~$200. Really comfy, good sound. Tapered lower half helps decrease the obstruction while shooting. Only downside is forgetting to turn them off during storage and draining the batteries. Frustrating to get out in the field and find that they are dead. Might as well have the foam plugs in and hunt in muffled silence. You quickly learn to take the batteries out when not in use.Bottom line, one of the better equipment purchases that has improved the quality and enjoyment of my hunt outings.

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I moved this topic to the Equipment section. Has anyone found some slim muffs that don't interfere while shooting a rifle? Those E.A.R, Walker's Game Ear and other similar products look pretty slick but I don't know which ones work and which ones do not.

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sorry to hear about your ear muff problems, I love my ear muffs.

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I ended up getting some pelton tactical electrica ones. I still haven't tried them shooting, but they worked great doing some demolition on the house. They were 70 bucks at Cabela's.

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It reduces it by 20. I haven't gotten to shoot with them yet, so I'll let you know how they work.

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