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Do you listen to music while you shoot?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by open choke, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. open choke

    open choke TS Member

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    I was considering getting a pair of the "iplugz" which are custom molds made by E-A-R inc that have transducers like a stereo headset would.

    Even before I bother placing an order they do have a 30 risk free trial. I picked up a pair of shooting earmuffs and I'll use my iPod earbuds underneath them.

    Any of you guys shoot with music (regardless of the product used)? Also why or why not?

    If you do use the "iplugz" how do you like them?
     
  2. 3357

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    No, I listen to myself saying "see the target".
     
  3. Michael Wascom

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    I tried after I reached the point that running 25 became more frequent....I shot a 8

    Normally I listen to music because it relaxes me.
     
  4. Calkidd

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    Be there done that....
     
  5. open choke

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    Thanks for the link Cal it seems like they are split down the middle on the other thread.

    Well the way I'm gonna try will only cost me some shells and targets no biggie.

    I just wanted some feedback from guys who have tried it
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

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    Some great ones do! Some don't!

    7 1/2's or 8's....
     
  7. Calkidd

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    I was considering it too, but I don't know what kind of music I want to listen to. Metal? Country? Smooth Jazz? Classic Rock? I just don't know.

    Bryan
     
  8. oleolliedawg

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    Years ago I broke a 200 while listening to music. For those shooters who are having difficulty setting a release trigger it sometimes helps. Come to think about it, I probably broke most of my better scores listening to music.

    1950's oldies worked the best for me!!
     
  9. Dr.Longshot

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    I used to play a continous tape on my tape player for concentration it was from a ststement from Winchester Rep Lee Davidson, it is as follows.

    "CONCENTRATE ON THE TARGET SEE THE TARGET BREAK THE LITTLE SONS OF BITCHES"

    It played this over and over.

    Gary Bryant
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  10. trufan

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    Just curious, is there any issue with sound blockage from the plugs with "ear buds" in them. I assume they are just as effective at protecting your hearing.
     
  11. open choke

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    That's the product I'm talking about.

    It's made the same way just has the music through it. I seals the outside noise but the music will stay in
     
  12. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    I often strap my 5-string banjo on my back while shooting...then frail "Soldier's Joy" or "Garfield's Hornpipe" between posts.
     
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    I tried the music once but the voices in my head kept complaining about the tunes I picked!

    Keller
     
  14. Gunn

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    I listen to Mancini, Percy Faith etc. It works for me. Tim
     
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    Would that be a safety issue? Can't really hear what's going on, or any line commands. I would rather shoot with people that are aware of the surroundings and not groving on Grateful Dead. Just sayin..
     
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    It's best not to bat leadoff. That way when it's time to change positions you can rely on your squadmate to move you along. We often have the same experience stopped at a traffic light while driving so it's not so unusual!!
     
  17. Gary Waalkes

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    Sometimes I do, I use molded plugs that I got from Earmold (out of Australia) at the grand a coupld of years ago. I wear these plugs whether the music is on or off. Sometimes I just listen while waiting for my squads turn, sometimes I keep them on while shooting. My choice of music is Led Zepplin, Creedence, Rolling Stones, the Pearl, Santana, and a few other country western songs but even the titles are out of place for this forum (but you can hear them on XM radio - Outlaw Country).

    PS - If you see me playing air guitar on my shotgun while moving from post 5 to post 1, you can assume the music is on.
     
  18. Rebel Sympathy

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    No. I do not listen to music when I shoot. Also, I do not shoot while I am listening to music....
    Mikey D.
     
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    Some of the electronic muffs have input jacks for Ipods.

    Mine are PRO EARS. You can adjust the music relative to the outside sounds.

    Mine also have true stereo, and a special cord for the Ipod. I like it better than the Howard Leight pair which does not have as much adjustability.

    I find I like instrumental music without lyrics or as little lyrics as possible.

    HM
     
  20. Old Cowboy

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    No.........but sometimes I sing out loud, helps to relax me and has the added benefit of causing the competition to lose their focus.
     
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