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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by 1911beast, Nov 23, 2011.
do you guys think it would be worth it to have a silencer on your rifle
It depends, what are you hunting? What rifle are you hunting with?
If zombies are the target then yes.
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For a strictly hunting rifle? No, not really.
For hunting anything "else" - absolutely.
No muffs for target/plinking. When hunting, you get more shots before spookingthe game.
Some states its illegal ro hunt with one period. Some only nuisance animals. Some no restrictions. Check your local game laws
You really need to learn to shoot!!! Never been hunting Ehh!
Game animals are 100% tuned to their environment, they know what sounds should be there, and those that are foreign. A suppressor will not help at all.
BTW WA, I like Muff!
J, yes your right on game being attuned to their surroundings, but just like people, there are idiot animals in abundance. My uncle managed to empty his Marlin 336 at a deer, never hit him, the deer looked right at him and didn't even bother to run away until he started reloading. I still give him hell for that episode.
While the terms silencer and suppressor are both used, with VERY few exceptions, NOTHING will truly silence a highpowered rifle. You can SUPPRESS some of the noise from the muzzle blast, but any bullet traveling over the speed of sound makes a high pitched KER-RACK (sonic boom)
To own a suppressor in the US, you must be 21, legally able to own a gun, live in a state where you can own a suppressor, and have registered it with the BATFE, and paid the $200 tax on the transfer.
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I hate to say it, but I've seen worse. After the fact of coarse. I guy put 2 of 5 rounds into a Moose, a friggen Moose at less then 100 yards w/ a .30-06 7600. Did not hit any vitals. 6 hours later they found it 12 miles away, dyeing. The Moron put another bullet into its' head and began to celebrate. I'd rather see a total miss then a Mall ninja w/ a supressed rifle have a wounded runner.
I shot 3 deer out of a herd of 8, with a 7mmRM at 80 yards. They just stood there and watched.
Deer are stupid
This reminds me of when I was hunting with my dad when I was about 11 or 12. We saw a large doe and a button buck. He told me to shoot the button buck. (We didn't know it was a button buck at the time it looked like a smaller doe). I dropped it instantly. He then took the gun from me and missed the big doe 4 times, while she stood there looking right at us. She finally turned and ran off. I was very mad and 8 years later I still give him hell about that
I don't believe supressors are sporting for hunting, but I see no reason why you should not be able to own one for shooting at the range and such.
I have a few suppressors, if you find an animal you want to shoot that is 700 yards away, just shoot a big rock behind the animal. It will hear the bullet hit the rock behind and run towards you. You can cohearse the animal closer to you with a suppressor. It is the best thing you will ever buy for yourself. It is so fun to put a 300 Win Mag suppressor on a .308 and then hear the bullet hit a coyote at 500 yds.
To my understanding silencers are illegal in Pa. I could be wrong but as far as i know they are. I would love to have one tho!
As best as I can tell, silencers are legal for private ownership in the following states: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
You MUST go thru the process to register one with the BATFE, you must be 21, and you must pay a one time $200 transfer tax on it. Whether they are legal for hunting is up to the game laws for each state.
C3, is that tax a one time deal or is it for each unit? I'm curious.
You pay a $200 tax on each suppressor and it takes six months for the paperwork to go thru.
As the man said- it is a tax paid once on each transfer (except no tax on an inherited class III item) You actually are buying a $200 stamp to go on the document.