I see a lot of folks are putting silencers on their hunting rifles, even sacrificing ballistic performance by shortening barrels.
Anyone else prefer their hunting rifle to not have a silencer?
Only if you're at a range and any other gun that isn't suppressed. Some cartridges you can get away without any at all, all day. Most, it's just at or just over the hearing safe level. Fine for a shot, or 3. You don't need to wear hearing protection hunting.Don't you still need hearing protection with one?
If I’m doing load development at my place, I don’t where anything while shooting suppressed. If shooting a lot or at the range, hearing protection is needed obviously. The reduction in muzzle blast is worth every bit as much as the sound reduction.Honest question. What's the big deal though if you have to wear hearing protection still?
I'm not knocking them, just trying to justify the cost to myself.
Thanks h and I may have left out the important part. Hell no I’m not a DemGood appology.
They just had buy one get one over three past week brings the price down.You can call me too cheap, I guess. Every time I was about to pull the trigger and buy one I saw a new gun and bought it instead. Based on the constant ringing in my ears, that has not been a great decision.
So it is technically loud enough to erode hearing over time much like a vacuum. But quite enough most won’t wear protection. I wear protection if I got it the range just to save what little I have left. But you can easily fire many rounds and not even think about it. If you were to ask me I would swear that no way it was loud enough to do damage. But doctors say they do.That makes more sense. It's quiet enough for a few shots. That sounds nice for hunting.
What is your personal maximum hunting distance?I see a lot of folks are putting silencers on their hunting rifles, even sacrificing ballistic performance by shortening barrels.
Anyone else prefer their hunting rifle to not have a silencer? Maybe I’m old school but I don’t have muzzle brakes or silencers on my hunting rifles.
Every NFA item, SBR, Silencer, AOW, etc... requires it's own tax stamp.I do not own a suppressor, I would love to some day, if they will pass al law not requiring an ATF permit and 200.00 tax.. I do have a question for those that run them, how often do you need to clean them? What happens if you fail to clean them, does it cause a failure that will require a new one? Also, to own multiple suppressors, so you need an ATF approval and 200.00 stamp per suppressor owned?