Suppressors

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  1. scooterbear

    scooterbear SPONSOR

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  2. Earl Fouraker

    Earl Fouraker Well-Known Member

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    I've been tossing around the idea of doing the paperwork and purchasing a supressor for my tactical .308.....I was wondering what the noise level is with your .308 suppressor with standard loads? Thanks
     

  3. scooterbear

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    Rock,
    You still get noise. But it is like a big whooosh instead of a bang. It takes the explosion and muffles it, then release it like a big discharge of air. So it sounds like you hit the button on an air blow off nozzle.

    Also, there is the bullet noise that follows the bullet in flight. There is no way to suppress this noise.

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
  4. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone purchase a suppressor? What is involved? Do you have to fill out paper work like purchasing a rifle, or can you buy them over the shelf like a muzzle brake. Does a suppressor reduce recoil like a muzzle break or just elimate some of the noise? Can you have the same barrel threaded for a muzzle break and a suppressor?
     
  5. BigDaddy0381

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    I just put one on a 300rum.It takes alot of the noise out.I was very suprized about how much it took out.I'm not sure if it was intended to work like a brake but it dose.Me and another guy shot it 80 times and there was not any kick at all.My none braked 300Wm kicked 2times as much as it did.

    To get one be prepaired to jump thru some hops and spend about 900$ on it.But when you do get it it can go on any gun of the same caliaber.I have one for a .308 and .22 and working on one for a 7mm
    Oh and don't be cought hunting with it.That makes for a bad bad time.
     
  6. scooterbear

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    TH,

    Here is a link to info on the legality suppressors and NFA weapons:
    * Liberty Suppressors NFA FAQ Page *

    There is a $200 Federal Tax Stamp required for a suppressor. If you can pass a background check for buying a firearm, you should have no problems passing the background check for a suppressor. A suppressor would have to be transferred though a Class III Firearms Dealer.

    BigDaddy,

    Currently, here in MS we can hunt with suppressors. Every state has different laws.
     
  7. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    10-4 In Ga they will throw you under the jail for using one. which to me it makes since but then again it dosen't.
     
  8. James Jones

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    I highly recomend them , I have several that I built myself on a Form 1 , they make a very effective brake and a good one will make a rifle "ear safe" meaning that it can be shot without ear protection.

    Bigdaddy0381 , you can use a suppressor on a caliber smaller than it was intended for without any trouble , it probably won't be as quiet but it will be effective are cutting the noise way back and recoil.

    MAJOR NOTE :: Guys make damn sure that your smith threads your barrel on a lathe and when he dials it in that indicates off the BORE if you get a well made close tolerance can and your threads are not strait with the bore you can shoot you silencer and ruin it and your barrel , possibly your body

    Scooterbear , where in MS are yall
     
  9. Weda

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    If you state allows a supressor GET ONE! THis is a no brainer.

    only sub sonic rounds make no noice.

    Normal loads still produce the sonic crack. About as loud as a 22lr. Supressors also reduce recoil.... win/win.

    contact your local sherrifs dept. for details
     
  10. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    JJ,
    yeah I understaind you CAN use it but by law it's a no no. a .308 is for a .308.
     
  11. James Jones

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    I'll have to check into it but I think that once you pay your $200 tax you can shoot your silencer on what ever you want. On the Form 1 it ask what calibers it will be used for and does not specify that it has to be caliber specific. I know that in my case I can't make seperate sets of baffels for my one can like one set for 22 cal and one set of 308 as I would need another serial number .

    In any case if you guys can afford them I'd certainly buy as many as you can , if the next president is who my gut dreads it will be I'm sure that things like this will once again be placed out of the normal guys range. the $200 tax was imposed back in the 20's when $200 was like $10,000 now!!
     
  12. Robert J. Adler

    Robert J. Adler Well-Known Member

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    Cans

    I was Cl 3 for 11 years and handled many--you can make an adaptor and shoot on a smaller caliber--I made them for smaller .22 barrels and used MAC cans-work just OK, not "special", like a dedicated unit. But, MAC cans were $100 and everywhere. The guns were under 200$, too!! SPend the $$$ and get the best you can find. You are right about not making another set of baffles--any suppressor part IS A SUPPRESSOR. The form 1 must be approved and on hand before any parts are made. You are required to get BATF approval in advance to take Class 3 items across state lines--be careful. I have not seen it enforced, but a law none the less.