HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Justice & Public Safety » Gun Control & RKBA (Group) » Not just for hitmen: Gun ... » Reply #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 07:30 PM

8. Here's a suppressor on a hunting rifle in Europe. Still damn loud.

Just not "blast snow off the roof of the shooting range" loud. First shot without suppressor, second shot with suppressor; it's still so loud that you can hear the echo off nearby structures.



A suppressed .308 in gun-control paradise, England; he starts using the suppressor at 1:04.



The only guns that can get anywhere near as quiet as a "Hollywood movie silencer" are bolt actions shooting very slow subsonic bullets out of full-length rifle barrels, which are fairly quiet even unsuppressed; out of a shorter barrel, suppressed pistol rounds sound more like an unsuppressed .22 shooting subsonics. Here's a New Zealand resident shooting a reproduction De Lisle carbine (Lee Enfield bolt-action rechambered for .45 ACP, shooting fat subsonic rounds from a long barrel at maybe 850 ft/sec):



A Remington 700 in .300 Blackout (probably in the USA):



I'd like to own one, but financially I doubt I'd be able to unless prices come down. Under the current rules, the tax alone is $200, plus the considerable cost of the suppressor.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 34 replies Author Time Post
Eugene Mar 2016 OP
PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #1
lark Mar 2016 #2
gejohnston Mar 2016 #7
theatre goon Mar 2016 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Mar 2016 #13
sarisataka Mar 2016 #3
Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #5
Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #4
DonP Mar 2016 #6
pablo_marmol Mar 2016 #10
LineReply Here's a suppressor on a hunting rifle in Europe. Still damn loud.
benEzra Mar 2016 #8
Duckhunter935 Mar 2016 #9
ileus Mar 2016 #11
flamin lib Mar 2016 #14
ileus Mar 2016 #15
sarisataka Mar 2016 #17
krispos42 Mar 2016 #18
Straw Man Mar 2016 #19
discntnt_irny_srcsm Mar 2016 #20
flamin lib Mar 2016 #21
Straw Man Mar 2016 #24
flamin lib Mar 2016 #27
Straw Man Mar 2016 #28
flamin lib Mar 2016 #29
Straw Man Mar 2016 #30
flamin lib Mar 2016 #31
Straw Man Mar 2016 #32
beevul Mar 2016 #33
Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #34
TeddyR Mar 2016 #16
flamin lib Mar 2016 #22
DonP Mar 2016 #23
melm00se Mar 2016 #25
ileus Mar 2016 #26
Please login to view edit histories.