Best Ear Defenders for Shooting
Anyone involved with the operation of a gun, either professionally or for leisure will be well aware of the necessity of wearing some sort of ear protection. Shotguns, pistols and rifles can produce sound levels of 155 dB(C) to 165 dB(C) which are easily sufficient to cause permanent damage to the hearing. Good quality, well fitted ear defenders ( sometimes known as ear muffs ) or buds can offer high levels of attenuation ( acoustic protection ) for the gun user. Good ear protection can increase concentration levels whilst shooting also. Some models offer passive protection whilst other models have integrated hear through options which will allow ambient listening. Here we look at 4 of the top 3M Peltor Headsets for shooting.
Designed for marksmen the 3M Peltor Bullseye has a collapsible headband for easy storage and with its slim design it is shaped to avoid interference with the gun butt. Soft wide cushions allow for improved comfort for prolonged wearing times.
The 3M Peltor Hunter Headset is designed specifically for use whilst hunting. It helps protect against harmful impact noise whilst allowing ambient sounds to be heard at a level below 82 dB. It increases your ability to communicate with others nearby as well as increase your ability to hear approaching game animals.
The 3M Peltor Sporttac is teetering on the edge of being an industry standard as it has been the Stalwart of Shooting / Hunting ear defence for many years. With it’s Smooth level dependent functionality the 3M Peltor Sporttac protects the user from sudden loud impulse noise providing aprox 600 hours of use from 2 AA batteries. The collapsible headband also allows for easy storage.
The super comfortable 3M Peltor EEP-100 Electronic Earplugs protect your hearing from loud noises without losing the ability to hear ambient sound. Small and lightweight they’re simple to use with a single button to turn the earplugs on and off and select low, normal or high-volume settings. The li-ion batteries provide up to 16 hours of continuous operation, with a charge time of approximately 180 minutes. Being the only product in their class without a headband, these can easily be worn with a hat or cap. They are the latest in cutting edge technology and design.
If you would like to hear about how ear defenders can make your shooting more enjoyable and safer the get in touch with our team who will be happy to suggest the best product for your situation.
- Dale Bennet