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Old 11-08-2011, 04:24 AM   #31
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Seems like it would be better to just buy a suppressor for a .22. More specifically, an integral suppressor for a .22 rifle (so any ammo will be subsonic). More accurate, greater range, repeatability, and for the same bulk I bet you could get more shots with a .22 than with a handful of bolts (they can be reused, yeah, but I doubt they last for a couple hundred shots each under extreme conditions ).

But yes, crossbows are way cool :P . Though if I'm adding to my shopping list, a suppressor is higher than a crossbow.

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Seems like it would be better to just buy a suppressor for a .22. More specifically, an integral suppressor for a .22 rifle (so any ammo will be subsonic). More accurate, greater range, repeatability, and for the same bulk I bet you could get more shots with a .22 than with a handful of bolts (they can be reused, yeah, but I doubt they last for a couple hundred shots each under extreme conditions ).

But yes, crossbows are way cool. Though if I'm adding to my shopping list, a suppressor is higher than a crossbow.
Indeed. But so are the legal hoops and all the paperwork and time involved in procuring one.

The Basic steps to obtain a suppressor are listed below:

• Make sure you can own one in your state
• Pick a silencer to buy
• Find a Class 3 Dealer
• Fill out and complete the required paperwork IN DUPLICATE
• If an individual, obtain Law Enforcement signature on the forms
be fingerprinted and paste or tape two photographs of yourself
onto the forms
• If a Corporation or Trust, you may skip the above step
• Pay the $200 Transfer Tax to BATFE
• Wait for your paperwork to clear
• Fill out a ATF Form 4473
• Take your silencer home
The first three steps have been covered so far and we will now go over
the paperwork part of the process. Here is exactly what you will need:
• Two (2) ATF FORM 4’s (ATF FORM 5320.4)
• Two (2) ATF FORM 5330.20’s Certification of Compliance with 18
U.S.C 922(g)(5)(B) called “Citizen Certification” Forms
• Two (2) FBI Fingerprint Cards (FBI-258LE)
• If corporate or a trust you will need to send ATF something to
show them the entity is active and current. Often, a certificate
of good standing (available from most Secretary of State
websites for a price) is required. No fingerprint cards are
required for corporate/trust applicants.

The crossbow...you pick out, pay for, maybe pick up a few extra bolts, you walk out of the store and it is ready to be used immediately.
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Now I need a crossbow. Dang you J.D.!!!!!!

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Jack is 10,000% correct.

For years Wa. State had a "could own, could not shoot" law.

JD could eventually own a suppressor, but could never fire it legally. Hence the reason I sold my USP Tactical.

That law changed this year, but I filed FFL paperwork on May 4th and it took almost 6 months to the day to get my stamp and approval. Now I have, and can use a suppressor, here at the range.

A lot of states don't have that option, even if you have the cash.

The crossbow really is the ultimate silent weapon for World War Z.

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Now I need a crossbow. Dang you J.D.!!!!!!
Sorry, bro. Just trying to help you folks prepare. 12/21/2012 is fast approaching. Why risk it?!?!

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Thanks for the tuning info guys. I'm still happy with the recurve models I've got. I feel like I'm almost ahead of the curve.

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Cross bows are cool but I personally like My recurved bow. If for no other reason you can Nock a lot faster then you could load a X-bow. In a zombie situation it might be better to have a compound bow because ones you have your arrow drawn you can hold it there quite a bit longer with out getting tired. But I still love the simplicity of a recurved bow.

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Cross bows are cool but I personally like My recurved bow. If for no other reason you can Nock a lot faster then you could load a X-bow. In a zombie situation it might be better to have a compound bow because ones you have your arrow drawn you can hold it there quite a bit longer with out getting tired. But I still love the simplicity of a recurved bow.
That's what I'm Zed hunting with. Me and my green recurve curing the infection, one headshot at a time.

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