Howard Leight Electronic Muffs - NRR30

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  • TdDude

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    I posted this on CHL forum but I thought I'd go here as well.... If you read both, NO, you're not seeing double...... :)

    I've been using the Howard Leight Sport for a couple years but have never really liked them.

    Has anyone got anything positive/negative to say about these muffs?
    Howard Leight by Honeywell R-01902 Impact Pro Electronic Shooting Earmuffs - Amazon.com

    They have a rating of 30. All the other competitors that have this kind of rating cost $250-$500.

    For example, Peltor makes these at NRR 26 for $200.00.
    www.amazon.com/3M-SV-Tactical-Hearing-Protector/dp/B0006968YM/ref=sr_1_15?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1387808193&sr=1-15&keywords=electronic+earmuffs

    26 isn't bad but remember that the dB scale is logarithmic so a difference of 4dB cuts the sound by more than half.

    Pro-Ears make one with NRR30 but they retail for $340. Amazon dealers want $260.00
    Pro Ears | NRR 30 | Hearing Protection for Shooters | Pro Mag Gold Black | GS-DPM-B


    These are quite a bit lighter at 13.5 oz. The HL model is 1.2 lbs (19.20z.)

    For $190.00 of savings, I can deal with 6 oz.

    Just wondering if anyone has these and how they work.
     

    1slow01Z71

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    Im with you, I bought some of the sports a while back and haven't really been able to get into them. I do like that they are a much slimmer profile than regular ear muffs but they don't seem to react fast enough to gun shots near by. I wear surefire sonic defenders under them to help with hours on the firing line but they seem to let a lot of muzzle blast through IMO. Ive been contemplating going the custom ear plug route myself.
     

    TheDan

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    I don't own a pair, but I've tried several different ones and don't like them either. Gunshots still seem really loud. I bet they would be nice for when you're sitting in the tree stand, tho.
     

    no2gates

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    Thanks for starting this thread. I have just non-electronic NRR30 earmuffs, but I don't like the way how difficult it is to talk to my wife when she asks me a question about the guns. I'm going to buy 2 pair right after Christmas. The way we're doing it now is not safe in my opinion. What if she mistakes something I said?

    Thanks again!
     

    Bozz10mm

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    I have the Impact Pro on my wish list. They seem to have good reviews at Amazon. They made us use the cheaper Impact Sport when we did our range qualification for the CHL. I think they are only rated at NRR 22. I could hear the commands well, with them, and they are very slim profile, so might work better for rifle shooting. But, as far as noise suppression, the Impact Sport left a slight ringing in my ears. They aren't quite good enough for me. I'm hoping the Impact Pro will work better as far as the noise suppression goes.
     

    tx_transplant

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    Thanks for putting this out here. I'm needing a new set of muffs, and have been looking at electronic types. Like no2gates, I hate how it's difficult to converse with standard types. I may have to get a set. The reviews look good.
     

    AKM

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    I don't own a pair, but I've tried several different ones and don't like them either. Gunshots still seem really loud. I bet they would be nice for when you're sitting in the tree stand, tho.

    I thought the same till I pulled one side off my ear and about blew my ear drum out. You dont realize just how quiet they are.
     

    AKM

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    Houston shoots look like a HL convention
     

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