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Discussion in 'Long Guns' started by Rossignol, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    sweet.
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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nicely done sir....
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  3. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Those savages sure are some great shooters.

    Is that barrel threaded?
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  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Yep, the barrel is threaded
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  5. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Would a suppressor make much difference with a .223?
  7. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    223 is typically supersonic and still pretty loud and unmistakable as a gunshot. A suppressor will take the sound of 223 down to about what a 22LR or 22 mag is without a silencer.

    In other words, it's loud, just a lot less "boomy" but the "crack" is still there.

    Now firing subsonic 22's on the other hand, it's typical to have the sound of them down in the lower 120 db to upper one teen db level, which is not much more than a pellet gun loudness.
  8. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I don't know it's worth the cost to go from BOOM to Boom.
  9. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    That is understood.

    Many pistol calibers are inherently subsonic, and those are where a suppressor really shines.

    38 special, 32 acp 25 acp, heavy 9mm and subsonic 22.

    When suppressed, those sound closer to how a paintball gun sounds. I know of no other way to explain it.

    I know that I have linked this video before, but shows the sound difference of going from 38 special (very quiet) to a 357 magnum (crack). Despite the 357 breaking the speed of sound (crack), it's still a pleasure to shoot. But it is still unmistakable that a "gun was just fired".

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  10. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I like that a lot! Man, if not for the cost and hassle and extra cost, I could almost justify trying it out. I could definitely see trying it out with a pistol caliber carbine, good video!
  11. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    John that pic reminds me of firearms safety class when they said, "Never shoot down a road."
  12. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    There are no trespassing, posted, and keep out signs posted every 25 feet for the first 100 yards of the road, which is all on private land. It would be in their best interest to adhere to that.
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  13. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Yes, it would indeed.

    I'll certainly call ahead if I decide to come and visit!
  14. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    By the way I had to bring that up because one of the first stupid things I ever did with the gun was shoot down a road and I caught a load of flak from the guys I was with.

    My father taught me how to shoot and kill things but never told me much about firearm safety. He was sometimes a "damn the torpedoes... full steam ahead" kind of guy
  15. John A.

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    This access road comes up the mountain off of the main road at the graveyard on the lower level, and there is a u-turn curve where the targets are. We are on the upper level, so we can see/hear anyone coming up the road. And anyone should also be able to hear anyone shooting if they're coming up the mountain as well since they have to drive within about 50 feet to my immediate left in the video above of where we usually set up the table or lay everything on the tailgate or however we do it.

    But your point about not shooting down a road or trail or path is valid. But where we have it set up is really the ideal spot considering the mountain backdrop, and there are no houses or owned property behind it. Not that a round has ever gotten past the mountain anyway.
  16. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    It sounds like you live where shootin game from the porch is a reality.

    I dont want to be a gun safety nazi. I guess that photo just triggered some old memories.
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  17. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I actually sit in my kitchen/dining room. I open the sliding door and prop the gun on the back of a chair. :) :sniper:
  18. John A.

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    You're not being a safety Nazi. Your point is valid. There are no disagreements from me bringing it up so no apologies needed.

    But I've been shooting on that property for at least 4 decades now or at least since it was purchased in late '73. If you could physically see the layout, other than what you're limited seeing in the video, you would understand it's a pretty ideal place to have a small private shooting range.

    It's off to itself, there should be no one coming up the road in the first place, and there is a large mountain that is around 3 sides of the targets that will catch any spalling or missed bullets.
  19. CaddmannQ

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    I wasn't expecting that you were doing anything actually dangerous there.

    I remember years ago sitting in my Dad's Kitchen shooting ground squirrels out the back door.

    You couldn't do that where I live now.
  20. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Topic....stay on it.

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