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Best earmuffs for fat/large ears?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by 1KPerDay, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Member

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    My dad was a fat-eared cuss and my lobes are heading south with every passing year. I usually use Howard Leight electronic muffs but lately they've been getting uncomfortable after a while. What's the best solution? Gel cups? Different muffs? I'd prefer some I could use for long guns also.
     
  2. Cemetery21

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    I had trouble getting into the Howard Leight Sports. Seems like the headband wouldn't extend enough to cover my ears well (pointed head?)
    I gave them to a buddy and gets along well with them. I ended up with Pro Ears. Not the Gold. These were around $100 at the time. They have been great - comfortable and cover my ears very well. Very quiet and the amplification part works well for me (I've lost a lot of my hearing). Best part is the comfort. I rarely remember to take them off during breaks in a shooting session. But, they are large and do interfere with a cheek weld when shooting a rifle. Great for handgun.
     
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  3. doubleh

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    I'm going to check out the Pro Ears. I've never found any muffs that are comfortable. None.
     
  4. 1KPerDay

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    Have you tried the upgraded gel cups/pads?
     
  5. Riomouse911

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    My elfin ears hate earmuffs. I went with the custom-fit silicone inserts on a cord. A lot of folks get them flesh-tone so they don't stand out, but I ordered zombie green so I can find them easily if I drop them in the sand or grass. They work very well, I've used them for indoor rifle/handgun shooting and even SRT range training with my partner in the stack shooting an M-4 with the muzzle literally right over my shoulder. (Blast just about rung my bell but the ears survived!)

    The best part is you don't pinch your cheek between the stock and the bottom of the muff when mounting a rifle/shotgun quickly :thumbup:.

    The set I bought was from a group who came out to a range I was at, mixed up the wax and took a mold of my ears. They took about 3 days to get mailed to me, I want to say it was about 55 bucks +/-?

    Stay safe!
     
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