Suppress or not to Suppress

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Action, May 29, 2012.

  1. Action

    Action New Member

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    This may of been asked before, Looking at starting out doing some long range hunting. I am looking at different set ups with guns and the question I have do I suppress it or not sppress it?
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    If it's approved by CINCHOUSE and your state, YES. It makes shooting, IMO, much more enjoyable for you and anyone with you. Any accuracy benefits are just gravy.
     

  3. Action

    Action New Member

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    Thank You!:)
     
  4. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy shooting suppressed! Lower recoil and much lower blast!
     
  5. R.C.Saul

    R.C.Saul Well-Known Member

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    suppress everything and don't look back. You can always take it off if you go somewhere its not legal.
     
  6. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing better no recoil, no ear plugs all fun.
     
  7. Fiftydriver

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    First thing you need to do is find out if its even legal for you to own a suppressor where you live. If you live in the US and plan to hunt with the rifle, I do not know of any states that allow suppressors to be used for big game hunting. If its just a target rifle, no problem in many states but some states do not even allow suppressors to be used for varmint hunting so look into that before you invest in a suppressor.
     
  8. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Actually lots of states allow total hunting with suppresserd weapons. Texas just passed and will be legal first week in sept. but we've always been allowed to hunt exotics suppressed. I know Oklahoma is legal and several others. Hell I just heard Oklahoma just passed the right to carry a side arm in the open in public
     
  9. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Luckily a lot more than people realize!

    Here's an unverified list where you can hunt big game silenced: AK, AR, AZ, CO, ID, KS, KY, MD, MO, MS, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV.

    http://www.gem-tech.com/store/pc/pdf/HUNTING WITH SUPPRESSORS-STATE LAW COMPILATION.pdf

    Obviously read your own state regulations before you go in the field.
     
  10. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    If you come to the western states I would make sure they allow it.

    Open carrying of a handgun is allowed more then concealed carry.
     
  11. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    I have a hard time believing some of the states you listed allow suppressed big game hunting. I would make for damn sure before you tried it. IF you said those states allow owning supressors I would believe that but I have a very hard time believing they all allow big game hunting with suppressed rifles.

    Check with your state and do not take anyones word for it, they will not be the ones getting arrested and fined over it, you will be!!
     
  12. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Fifty, I'm sure GemTech would love to hear about mistakes in their list. Nobody wants to spread disinformation.
     
  13. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    They are actually claiming these states allow big game hunting or suppressor ownership?

    Post a link.
     
  14. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    I did. Read the PDF. The ownership list is much longer.