Re: Varmint Cartridges and Low Noise Levels
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Is it legal to own suppressors in NY?
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You cannot use a suppressor while hunting in NY.
I don't think there is a quiet solution to your 600 shooting.
If you are shooting woodchucks, look at the 204 Ruger, or 20 Tactical... with 25~ish grains of powder, this is about as small as you can get and still whack a woodie at those ranges.
Most of the noise is from the sonic crack of the bullet, and there is nothing you can do about that, except try to keep the bullet as small as possible.
I would vote for the 204 Ruger or the 20 Tac.
And use the longest barrel that you can manage - that will help with the initial "blast"
Where in NYS do you hunt, and what are the critters??
"I feel your pain"...
... I live in Connecticut and most of our farms have turned into condos or corporate headquarters... or are just across the road from them.
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