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View Poll Results: Hunting with a suppressor poll
I would hunt with a suppressor if I legally could. 80 55.56%
I would not hunt with a suppressor if it was legal. 9 6.25%
Suppressors are legal and I do hunt with one. 41 28.47%
Suppressors are legal but I do not hunt with one. 16 11.11%
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Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

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My rifles are fitted with silencers, and I'm in the process of looking for silencers for my shotguns too.
One of my friends has a Hushpower fitted to his s/a Bennelli 12gauge, and it is a real pleasure to use.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:03 AM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

In Australia as far as I'm aware it's agianst the law to use a suppressor the only guy I know who uses one legally is a bloke who shoots kangaroos at a cemetery that's over run with kangaroos and he's limited to a .22LR and he has extremly strict rules he has to follow. I'd love to be able to use a suppressor, what are the pros and cons of using a suppressor besides reduced noise, reduced muzzle flash and reduced recoil. Do suppressors loose there noise reduction after a while? My knowledge on them are limited but I'm interested to know how long they last before you have to replace them
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:45 AM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

I have only had mine for a couple months, but according to the mfg., it will not wear out. And he said, if something on it fails, bring it back and he will fix it. I didnt wear any ear protection on Sunday while out shooting. I am pretty much deaf in one ear, so saving the other one is imperative. It's truly the best thing since sliced bread for me. I do not notice any performance issues as well.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

i have them on all 6 of my rifles,here in the UK you apply for one under the terms of health and safety to reduce damage to your ears,under that reason they can not say no as then you can claim against them for any ear damage
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

Wyoming's suppressor bill was shot down in flames yesterday. I'm glad to see it. If someone's too lazy to put in ear plug's, they probably need to find a different sport. With next year being a budget session, soonest it might be brought back up would be 2014. The WY G&F, Wyoming Game Wardens Association and a number of conservation/hunting groups also opposed the bill. Here's a one for common sense and fair chase...
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:53 PM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

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Wyoming's suppressor bill was shot down in flames yesterday. I'm glad to see it. If someone's too lazy to put in ear plug's, they probably need to find a different sport. With next year being a budget session, soonest it might be brought back up would be 2014. The WY G&F, Wyoming Game Wardens Association and a number of conservation/hunting groups also opposed the bill. Here's a one for common sense and fair chase...

This is LongRange Hunting, some of us have taken game close to, at, or over 1000yds. How does that fit in with your so called common sense? or fair chase for that matter? To hear you speak of suppressors the way you do goes to show how unbelievably ignorant people can be. You arguement reminds me of the liberal thinking of firearms. I don't want/need one so no one does. Well then, not everyone needs a 338, I guess we might as well make sure no one gets one of those either.

If someone's too lazy to respect the different views of fellow outdoorsmen, they probably need to find a different forum.


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Old 01-12-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: Hunting with a suppressors (aka-silencer) question?

Real easy. Probably 98% of the hunters in WY haven't taken big game out to a 1000 yards, which shows how ignorant your response is.

"If someone's too lazy to respect the different views of fellow outdoorsmen, they probably need to find a different forum."

If that's yer belief, sounds like you need to go chew some of yer own cabbage. Know what I mean...
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