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Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

 
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:17 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

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Part of the reason ours cost more, is because of the harder, more durable materials used (which wears out tooling faster than a material like Aluminum) and the years of R & D that goes into development in a very fierce market. All-be-it a small market...it's still fiercely competitive...even though they all support the over all goal of getting suppressors off the NFA list.
Any jack wagon can make a suppressor in their garage for a few hours of time, and a couple bucks worth of materials...they aren't that hard, and some can be pretty effective (but you still have to register and pay your tax for what is called "A Form 1") but you'd be hard pressed to make anything home made that is on the same level as a more precision designed can.
The technology that goes into the design makes them more expensive.
Interesting to see the diference in price and focus on durability. Here suppressors are becoming very normal and a huge amount of hunters are using them from "high tech" guys with the best equipment to the very basic hunters who have only the mininium gear "needed"(now a suppressor seems to be in that gear list along with a scope).

The main focus of manufacturers here seems to be weight and price. Because they have become so popular with no restrictions every hunter wants("needs") one now.
A huge number of hunters now "need" suppressors and they become the norm along with scopes.
All gun stores I have been into in the last year are selling rifle+scope+suppressor packages off the shelf as standard.
I think this is why there is such a big difference in price and materials used.

Will be interesting to see what happens to the price/materials in the US if or when suppressors become more widely accepted and used.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:28 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

Suppressors or more correctly silencers are a really god thing while hunting. We are using them on big scale in Norway and are very satisfied with them. They reduce significantly recoil (like a good muzzlebrake!) and shooting noises. A big disadvantage are often length, weight, durability and maintenance. Buy a reasonable silencer which is preferably made of titanium and divided in 2 - 4 moduls you easily can take apart! Remove the silencer always directly after shooting otherwise rust is going to flourish!
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:43 AM
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Re: Who's planning on using a suppressor in WYO?

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Suppressors or more correctly silencers are a really god thing while hunting. We are using them on big scale in Norway and are very satisfied with them. They reduce significantly recoil (like a good muzzlebrake!) and shooting noises. A big disadvantage are often length, weight, durability and maintenance. Buy a reasonable silencer which is preferably made of titanium and divided in 2 - 4 moduls you easily can take apart! Remove the silencer always directly after shooting otherwise rust is going to flourish!
You've got that backwards..."Silencer" may have been the name they were first given, but it's a grossly incorrect nomenclature.
"Suppressor" is much more accurate and widely respected.

Our suppressors here in the US have nearly zero issues with durability and the only ones that need true maintenance (as much or more than any rifle should get) is rim fire suppressors.

Also, "modules" aren't popular features "yet", since ours are regulated and must be registered at a certain length.
The suppressor can become shorter, but never longer.
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