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Author Topic: Silencers - the good and the bad  (Read 248 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Silencers - the good and the bad
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:00:13 AM »
Was at the range last week when a shooting buddy or mine pulled out his AR and put his Silencer on it...wow was it quiet, then he pulled out his Ruger 10/22 and put his silencer on it...a different one of course, and with the combination of his sub sonic ammo and the silencer it was the sound of someone spitting and that was it....we and one other guy who had ventured down...and then we all pulled off all of our hearing protection and then fired the 22 !! it was amazing how quiet it was...

His AR style rifle with the silencer on it was long an bulky....boy if you got one of those for your 22" or 24" rifle it sure would make it long!! could you still use it out of a blind?? would you want to?? I can see where the longer more thicker silencer would cost you a deer or two if you were hunting out of a ladder stand and you had to take it from a resting position to a firing position, the extra movement the deer would pick up on....

We had a police officer that hunted with us for a couple of years and he use a Rem bolt action 300 Black out and he had a silencer on it....he shot a couple of deer with it and when he shot nobody got on the radio or phone (texting) asking who shot...it was that quiet, the only way we knew he had shot when he came back to camp and ask for help in retrieving his deer.....

But was on the Silencer Shop web page this morning and sure enough saw his (my shooting buddy) silencer on it....he got a quick detachable mounts so he could switch rifles with it......wonder if you need to carry the paper work with you at all times since it is considered a class three firearm??

He (my shooting buddy) had gotten his son a Ruger 10/22 that I had never seen before, it had the adjustable comb on it and had a bull barrel...and its silencer was the same diameter as the barrel was, so it look good with it....but the combination silencer and the sub sonic ammo was incredible quiet....amazing.....

 
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Silencers - the good and the bad
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:00:13 AM »
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 07:09:44 AM »
Gallery of Guns had one but it was out of stock - but here are the specs on it...always wanted a Ruger 10/22.....

UPC:    736676311200
Description:    RUG 10/22 COMP 22LR 10R GRAY T
Brand:    Ruger
Model:    10/22 Custom Shop Competition Model TALO
Type:    Rifle: Semi-Auto
Caliber:    22LR
Finish:    Black
Action:    Semi-Automatic
Stock:    Speckled Black|Gray Laminate
Sight:    No Sights
Barrel Length:    16.12
 Overall Length:    36
Weight:    6 lbs
Capacity:    10+1
# of Mags:    1
Safety:    Cross-bolt Safety
Receiver:    Picatinny Rail
Features:    30 MOA Picatinny Rail;
Fully Adjustable Cheek Rest, Match Bolt Release

Fount out the price - Ouch at - $900....
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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 08:03:14 AM »
I bought a Savage B22 FVSR for use with a suppressor.    The sound of impact is greater then the sound from firing it.  It's awesome.
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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 02:55:06 PM »
Alas, in the wonderful state of Illinois there is no way to legally own a silencer (just one of hundreds of items on the list of stupidity in this state).  I've looked into the federal process Bo, and to answer your question about paperwork, I'm under the impression that you should have it with you, at least in your gun case at the vehicle if you're out hunting with one.  MIB can probably tell us for sure if he has one.  They aren't cheap, and then you still have to apply for the tax stamp ($200?) Just to possess the thing.  At least they allow you to move it from one gun to another, so for example a person had a few dozen .308s you would only have to buy one can and one stamp.  Hypothetically speaking of course, cause no one would have dozens of .308s. 🙄
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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 04:24:42 PM »
I looked at them for my .300 and just about choked. i'll stick w/ the walker ear muffs
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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 07:16:34 AM »
Alas, in the wonderful state of Illinois there is no way to legally own a silencer (just one of hundreds of items on the list of stupidity in this state).  I've looked into the federal process Bo, and to answer your question about paperwork, I'm under the impression that you should have it with you, at least in your gun case at the vehicle if you're out hunting with one.  MIB can probably tell us for sure if he has one.  They aren't cheap, and then you still have to apply for the tax stamp ($200?) Just to possess the thing.  At least they allow you to move it from one gun to another, so for example a person had a few dozen .308s you would only have to buy one can and one stamp.  Hypothetically speaking of course, cause no one would have dozens of .308s. 🙄

You have to carry a copy of the stamp with you where ever you take it, whenever you use it.  It can be used on multiple guns.   Mine is specific for .22lr, it it s not designed or constructed with materials that would stand up to use with .223/5.56.





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Re: Silencers - the good and the bad
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 06:13:05 AM »
Yari - I don't plan on getting one (a silencer) right now, will take the Ruger Ranch Rifle in 300 BO to the range just to get it on paper.....it currently has one of those cheap $20 30 Caliber off of Amazon on the short barrel....sure it will heat up quickly...Bo
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