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Old 07-07-2013, 07:39 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

JUst an update. Picked up my Thunderbeast in early May and had it threaded by LongRifles in Sturgis, S.D. They did a great job with quick turnaround btw. Have been shooting it regularly since then and the more I shoot it the more I like it. Not as much recoil reduction as a muzzle brake, but very close and the sound reduction is making shooting that much more pleasant. I doubt I will shoot without one again, and I plan my future hunts with its use in mind. Including in Wyoming. I will use it on coyotes this fall in Texas and maybe a whitetail hunt. BTW I think Thunderbeast makes a great product.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

Thunderbeast makes a really good can (expensive little buggers).

I just spent a day with Chad & crew @ LongRifles Inc. Good people & great work. Pretty humble guy who's always trying to turn the industry on it's ear.

PS- Which TBAC did you get?


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Old 07-08-2013, 09:53 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

If you can't see the benefits of using a suppressor to hunt with, then you probably haven't been shooting suppressed very long. The right suppressor, makes the "cons" almost insignificant, and the "pros" very much worth it.

We run EVERYTHING 100% suppressed, especially when we're filming and I currently own more suppressors than rifles...and I've got more on the way.(including one designed specifically for us)
I'd rather buy the suppressor first, and have it in hand, ready to mount and get a gun for it later.
You can get a gun any day of the week. A suppressor takes time.

While I'm not planning to hunt in WYO with it this year, it'll be my 6th consecutive season hunting big game and predators in SD suppressed, and I look forward to every second.

Our "Predator Hunting: Suppressed" video series has been a huge success and this fall we'll finally be releasing some other hunts for our next adventure, "Suppressing Big Game"

I'd like to link to the playlist, but when I do, only the 1st video plays.
This link would take you to the actual playlist.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcFZovRz420&list=PLJIspZ-bWOea5MXwyIiE9rSs-xOUM6nEa&index=1
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:46 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

[QUOTE=c_bass16;825796]If you can't see the benefits of using a suppressor to hunt with, then you probably haven't been shooting suppressed very long. The right suppressor, makes the "cons" almost insignificant, and the "pros" very much worth it.

We run EVERYTHING 100% suppressed, especially when we're filming and I currently own more suppressors than rifles...and I've got more on the way.(including one designed specifically for us)
I'd rather buy the suppressor first, and have it in hand, ready to mount and get a gun for it later.
You can get a gun any day of the week. A suppressor takes time.

I would strongly agree. Suppressors make filming and shooting with a spotter a dream come true as comminication is so easy. Most people Ive shot with (friends and clients) are converted to using suppressors after the first shot. People who are agaisnt them usually dont have any experience using them.
Just out of curiosity how much do suppressors cost in the USA and how long is fitting??
Here in NZ they have become very popular and you can buy off the self rifles fitted with suppresors(especially TikkaT3s).
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:32 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

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I would strongly agree. Suppressors make filming and shooting with a spotter a dream come true as comminication is so easy. Most people Ive shot with (friends and clients) are converted to using suppressors after the first shot. People who are agaisnt them usually dont have any experience using them.
Just out of curiosity how much do suppressors cost in the USA and how long is fitting??
Here in NZ they have become very popular and you can buy off the self rifles fitted with suppresors(especially TikkaT3s).
We have see the exact same results. Most new customers that come out to our shop, we let them pop off a few rounds of a suppressed .22lr and 9mm with subs...then a few rounds at 1150yds with a suppressed centerfire.
10 minutes and they are already planning to buy something.

Rim Fire Aluminum cans range from $150-350, SS cans are between $250-400. and are usually in the neighbor hood of 5"
CenterFire pistol cans can go from $500-1200 depending on caliber and materials.
A center fire 5.56 suppressor in Stainless Steel usually runs between $5-800. Ti models can be $7-1100. Shortest I've seen add around 2-3" of length to the weapon, but these are usually combat models. Most are around 7"
.30 cal suppressors SS can be between $700-1000 or more, and Ti models can be from $800-1300 or more. Most of these are between 7-9"
Weight obviously depends on materials and design.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:34 PM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

I purchased the thunderbeast 30ba so I can use it on two different rifles. I have a Rem 700P which is my target rifle, and Rem 700 5R which I use for hunting. Longrifles cut the barrel on my 700P to 22" and my 5R was cut to 18". I was a little concerned about the addtl weight added to the 5R for the can, but after handling it a bit the addtl weight is little or no problem even shooting offhand. Other smiths were giving me wait times of several months for work Longrifles did for me in several weeks for both rifles. Great guys to do business with My wait time was 6 months to the week for approval from atf and my stamp. I am only sorry I did not do it earlier. I am thinking of getting one for my .223
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:31 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

Rim Fire Aluminum cans range from $150-350, SS cans are between $250-400. and are usually in the neighbor hood of 5"
CenterFire pistol cans can go from $500-1200 depending on caliber and materials.
A center fire 5.56 suppressor in Stainless Steel usually runs between $5-800. Ti models can be $7-1100. Shortest I've seen add around 2-3" of length to the weapon, but these are usually combat models. Most are around 7"
.30 cal suppressors SS can be between $700-1000 or more, and Ti models can be from $800-1300 or more. Most of these are between 7-9"
Weight obviously depends on materials and design.[/QUOTE]

Sounds expensive. In NZ most suppressors are $500-600 and most shops have 7 day turn around. and the good ones are down under 500grams(17 ounces) some are down to 390grams(13ounces). Maybe one day the USA will catch up to New Zealand haha.
Do you guys shorten your barrels so overall length is much the same?? I have two rifles shortend and have found them great to use in bush and much better balanced for off hand shots.
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