Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:39 PM
Rude Robert, I bought the Walker Game ear Digital pair last year and love them tremendously. They amplify sounds and protect you from gun blasts instantly. I thought they'd be a waste of money when I bought them. I got my rifle (300 winmag) back from my gunsmith who installed a custom muzzle brake and did some trigger work. Anyhow, I normally only used the foam earplugs at the range. When I first shot my 300, the blast was so loud that my ears began throbbing. After the 20th shot, I cleaned the barrel and packed it up. When I took out my foam earplugs, my ears were ringing. Although my shoulder loves the new muzzle brake, my ears do not. Well, I tried several cheap models and none of them really worked. One of the hearing specialist at the VA hospital shoots skeet and trap and told me about the Walker Game earplugs. He told me not to go cheap as my hearing will never come back once it's gone. I bought the Digital ones ($600 online) and when I tested them at the range with my 300, I was a little afraid to shoot that first round but after shooting my 300 and standing behind a guy shooting a .50 cal Armalite (military of course), I don't have to worry too much about my hearing. Only problem I have with them is that if they are turn up to max sound amplification, the batteries don't last more than 2 or 3 outings. I carry plenty of spares. Definitely get a pair if you want to hear in stereo. They're awesome to hunt with. I can hear deer walking thru the brush from 50 plus yards. Invest in some if you value your hearing!!!