Wyoming passes the use of suppressors for hunting

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  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    Today wyoming passed the law for use of suppresors for hunting. The law goes in effect in july . Guess I better start shopping
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I found out a couple years ago that you can use suppressors legally in PA. You just have to make sure you have your permit it for it on you if you get checked by the Game Commission.
     

  3. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    Yea there's been a few game wardens in southern Pa that didn't get the memo that its legal to hunt with suppressors in pa., They had my dealer handcuffed an sitting in the back of his car till the state police showed up to tell the warden that its legal . What a fiascal that day...
     
  4. MtPockets

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    I've heard they were looking at it, hadn't heard where the bill was at.
    So now I have a couple of questions. Do suppressors affect accuracy and if not, where are some good places to buy them?
    Do the Feds keep a list of who has them? Or why do you need a permit?
     
  5. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    I heard today on the radio that matt mead sign and passed today and goes in effect in july
     
  6. liltank

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    Supressors require a class 2 or 3 firearms permit. You have to pay a $200 "to the government so I can own something they want control over tax" for an FBI background check. Takes up to 6 months to get approved. As far as accuracy, the quality of the new cans and designs are great. If anything they improve the accuracy and manage recoil as good or better than some muzzle breaks. They can be a little expensive, but worth it. All said and done, your looking between $600-$1000 for a can and the permit. If and when I can ever afford one, I am definitely going that route.

    Tank
     
  7. B4Dan

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    Spend the extra money and go with an alloy can, might not seem like much weight difference, but when it's 2ft in front of you it makes a big difference.
     
  8. land308

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    Once you shoot with a can its hard to shoot without it. Less noise. Less recoil. I have the yhm phantom 7.62. It is one of the least expensive cans on the market. It sounds great to me. I have a repeatable point of impact shift with the can of about 1 moa low right. I just re zeroed and I always hunt with the can now. If you are going to hunt with it and have the money buy a titanium can just for the weight reduction. The phantom weighs 28 oz and is 8 in long. Its great for coyote or antelope but i don't think I want to pack it on an elk hunt.
     
  9. midwesthunter

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    How are the federal laws with transporting from state to state? I don't have one (yet) but I do have a buddy that has a class 3 machine gun and suppressor, and he told me if he wanted to take it out of state he had to get written permission from the state he wants to take it to? Not sure if that's right or not.
     
  10. Outlaw6.0

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    I'm very happy to see the bill pass, several of us were very involved in promoting the biill to our Senators & Reps:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/for...-introduces-bill-allow-suppressor-use-106084/



    Here's a reply I received from Governor Mead's office:

    Dear Tyler,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with Governor Mead'. This bill was signed by the Governor yesterday, February 18.

    Sincerely,


    Melissa Martinez
    Executive Assistant
    Office of Governor Matthew H. Mead
    State Capitol
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    (307) 777-7434



    Thunder Beast Arms is first on my call list for a new can. :D


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  11. brentc

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    It took about 6 months to get my tax stamp back. I got a .30 cal Titanium Suppressed Armament Systems Arbiter from Mile High Shooting. It use it for everything up to 300 Win Mag. Suppressors are really nice to shoot with.
     
  12. Outlaw6.0

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    I'm considering the 30P-1 from TBAC, being a Wyo company that's helped us get the bill passed, I feel compelled to show them support.


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  13. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I can't fault your logic. Thunderbeast makes a fantastic can. I've often thought of getting one for myself to go along side my Arbiter.
     
  14. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Just my guess, but...since getting a license to own a suppressor is a FEDERAL deal, there should be no law forbiding you from crossing state lines with it. It isn't illigal to OWN one anywhere as long as you have the proper federal paperwork in order...just not legal in some states for certain uses...like hunting. You can have it, just not USE it. Unlike a concealed carry permit, which is state issued.

    My question.....do you need to have the serial number of the can/ gun or cobination of both for your initial paperwork for the license, or can I just apply for the paperwork? What I mean is.....can I apply for the stamp before I purchase the suppressor? Just get the paperwork started, and AFTER I get the pirmit simply purchase what I want????

    More questions......do I need a permit for EACH supressor, or does one license cover multiple units? How about transfering the unit from gun to gun...can I get ONE unit fit to multiple guns?

    sorry we are getting off topic...sorta...but they allow suppressor use up here in ND also....kinda curious!!:D