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I have had a pair of the Caldwell ear muffs that have worked to a point. They are not very sturdy, the control knob has broken off. I am looking for a better pair. Have any of you used the behind the head type? Do you have a preference. The 2 brands that seem to be the favorites are the Peltor and the Pro Ear. The Pro Ear are more expensive but are they any better? and which style is the easiest to wear? Will be shooting arouns some brakes guns and will need good ear protection.
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Peltor with plugs if there are any breaks around.
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Going to a Long Range Handgun shoot. Most all of them will likely be fitted with a brake.
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I have some Peltors both styles. I mainly grab the ones that go over the top of the head. Also I use them even when shooting my AR50 with no problem. Also I don't find them lacking when someone else is shooting a 50, but I am not standing in line with the flutes of the muzzle brake. I don't use them indoors though. Not enough protection way too loud. But haven't tried them with ear plugs. To me it kind of defeats the purpose of having electronic ear protection. My friends who have the Pro Ears say they are good indoors. I will probably be upgrading to them. Also to give you a frame of reference I have used the Caldwell electronic hearing protection and they were much better indoors hearing protection wise than my Peltors, but I returned them since I didn't like the electronic part at all.
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I've owned 2 Caldells and both are still working and working well.  Not the most regged or well built but for teh price I'm quite happy and get to spend my money on more booms....   Bandito
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Peddler has the right answer...i.e., plugs and muffs.  Your hearing is irreplaceable!  My wife has lost most of hers through aging and illness, and it is a terrible handicap.
 
I use plugs and muffs for indoor and rifle shooting, muffs for shotgunning, and plugs for hunting.
 
After 50 years of shooting, and firing over 80,000 rounds of various kinds, my hearing is still fine as a result.  
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I have little knowledge of what can be lost. I had 75% loss when I was first tested in the first grade.
I have a short sweet spot in the middle range. It is worse now. Just do not need to lose any more. The Peltor protectors only have 20-22 db NRR The Peltor Tac 100 is 22db NRR. The Pro Ear Gold Tac provides a 30 NRR at double the cost. Pro Ears advertise better audio reproduction??? The Predator Gold Pro Ears provides 26 NRR with some audio boost for the same price. Wish there was a place to try them out. It is difficult to find a Head to Head comparison.
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"Belt and Suspenders" is ALWAYS a good idea for eyes and ears....

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Takes to long to get them down when the quick occasion occurs.


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