How many shoot with silencers??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by James Jones, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering how many of our members use silencers on their guns weather it be for hunting or shooting paper?

    I have made a few reciently and I have to say that they are adictive , allowing you to shoot a 300 winchester without hearing protection and knocking the recoil down as much as a decient brake all while inproving the accuracy of the gun? whats not to like about that?
     

  2. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Since silencer are prohibited for general use under the Natl Firearms Act of 1934 I dont suppose many here use them. But since they are permitted perhaps some do.

    Or is this an ATF Troll under the bridge question??? Did Billary put you up to it?
     

  3. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Actually, many use silencers on their rifles, some states allow them after you get an ATF approval letter. Your local sherriff has to sign off on it. There is a processing fee, ($200, I believe).

    I'm planning on using one on my 6.5 Grendel eventually, but have to go through the process.

    Bill
     
  4. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    In OK the process to get a suppressor goes like this. Once you find a dealer and the suppressor you want ( you have to have the serial #'s of the suppressor you wanting to get) the dealer will have the appropriate ATF forms for you. Once you feel out the forms you have to go to the Sheriff of your county and he asks you some questions and then signs off on you, hopefully. A $200 application fee and 2 passport photos are sent in with all of it and a few months later you have your stamp and can legally own your supressor. Or some guys with badges show up at your door and in that case you know what you did and shouldnt be that surprised!!!

    I am getting ready to send my stuff in for one, better get one now before the elections.

    steve
     
  5. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    It would be nice to have a compliant local sheriff. I got shot down in a very loud fasion. So to answer your question, I would but can't.
     
  6. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    You can go around the sheriff by forming a corporation or trust. I'm not a lawyer or anything so do your own research but it is done quite often.
     
  7. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    FMI is correct if you have a LLC you can regester it though that and the sherrif doesen't have anything to say about it. I build my own under a form 1 , all thats required is the paperwork and a $200 check then you can make your own.
     
  8. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    I ran into a couple of people with them at different ranges. Neither hunted with them and I"m not sure if you can in WI. I checked with a local gw and he stated he didn't think you could but I should check with the atf to see for sure.
    Sure would be nice to not have to wear ear muffs.
     
  9. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Its actualy pretty amazing how many states allow them and quite a few allow hunting with them especialy "non-Game" animals , but the best bet is to get in touch with sombody with the fish and game department that has access to the written laws because 90% of the time the average warden or clerk will tell you that silencers are strictly forbiden to even own so untill you get with sombody thats willing to look it up for you and fax you a written coppy I'd hold off huntin with one. Is MS where I deer hunt its totaly legal to hunt with them. I'm gonna try to kill a couple deer with one this year if it ever cools off.

    I have a friend that bought one of the best cans out right now and it worked great untill he let another guy try it on his gun that wasen't threaded strait and had a bad baffel strike and tore the can up. We disected it and got some good desgine ideas for the baffels.

    I have built two for my self (both 223) and have paperwork in for two more and I assisted a frined in building one for his 338 Lapua. His is actualy lighter in weight than my $700 AAC Cyclone for my duty 308 and it is quieter on his 338 than my Cyclone is on my 308 !!! the next one I build will be for my 308 and one more in 30 cal but a bit bigger to handel the volume of guns like the 300RUM and 300Win mag.

    Here are some pics of the baffel desgine I use. In the 338 can we used 718 series Inconel for the blast baffel and the second baffel the rest are grade 5 titanium. The tube is grade 5 ti , 10" long 1.5" ID.
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    this is the second baffle , also 718 Inconel. the titanium baffles are exactly like this one
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  10. FMI

    FMI Active Member

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    James, PM sent.
     
  11. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Wow the stuff I learn here. Didnt realize so many had and used silencers. And yeah some county sheriffs can be butt heads, but most I ever run into was really helpful if you were clean. One note of caution.. if you're a railroad employee, as I am , dont be formin no corporations or you'll lose your railroad retirement. You can check this with the RRB in Denver.
     
  12. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    I use them. I only have two right now, but there will be more on the way in the near future. I bought AAC, cans and have been impressed.

    The only downside to the bigger caliber cans is the weight on the front of the gun, other than that there is only good to say about them.
     
  13. RossN

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    I use one on my Tikka 22.250. This rifle with a couple of magazines is just the business on a mob of goats- they seem to have trouble working out which way to run and you can do some real damage before they figure it out.... Great for shooting varmints as well, not needing earmuffs is great.