Shooting hearing protection – can Roy hear a morris dancer? – Fieldtester, episode 6

In this month’s Fieldtester show, we talk hearing protection. Tim Pilbeam and Roy Lupton get together with David to test what they can hear – not just how loud but what kinds of noises, from rustling twigs to running moose… to morris dancers’ bells. That’s not all. We also talk hunting clothing sizes. A military tailor measures up off-the-peg jackets for us to find out if a ‘large’ these days is actually a ‘small’. Johnny Muston from R&K Stockcraft looks at the difference between trajectories of a .22 and a .177 airgun pellet. And Nigel Winkle from Ridgeline’s UK distributor Highland Outdoors talks about the UK-designed Ridgeline Monsoon jacket. And look out for David dressed as a morris dancer.

Incidentally, if you are sffering from tinnitus, Fieldsports member Chris Donaldson recommends this article in The Times

For comprehensive reviews on the kit in the Fieldtester show, go to

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