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    Suppressors

    Surppressors,

    Tell me what you think/know.

    Yeah, they reduce the BANG!

    I want to know more about effects on recoil and ballastics.

    Cheers

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    They will reduce recoil varying amounts and almost always increase velocity a little.(10-50fps)
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    They will reduce recoil varying amounts and almost always increase velocity a little.(10-50fps)
    With no knowledge on the subject i would've thought they'd reduce speed if anything..... cool!
    Do you have any idea what affects the recoil reduction? number of baffles? or just all round engineering integrity?

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    I like them and all my centerfire rifles are suppressed. Ballistics are ballistics and related largely to projectile and speed; as long as you know what it's doing there are lots of tools to let you figure out where it will go (within reason). Reduces recoil and noise a useful amount and has generally improved the accuracy of my rifles (particularly my wee 223) and my shooting.
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    effects* damn TUI disrupting my spelling abilities!

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    Sooooo.... muzzle brakes?
    Lighter and less expensive but loud as hell..
    Am i missing anything?

    Surppressing seems like the better option.?

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    They are a bit heavy for my liking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    They are a bit heavy for my liking
    Food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    They are a bit heavy for my liking
    Harden up! They are not that heavy and you get used to them. Even a wimp like me can carry them.
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    I have a suppressor on my 308, was the best thing I ever did, reduced recoil but more the jumping of the barrel, it made me into a better shooter in my opinion, and alot easier on the ears, a well worth investment if you are doing alot of shooting
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    I have put a suppressor on my .270. Not only has it reduced recoil and sound, but it appears to baffle (pun intended) the deer a little too. Went in last weekend, two deer came out on the slip. I popped the first one, and was able to see the deer collapse thru the scope, which I rarely could do under recoil without the suppressor. The second deer ran about 10 metres, then stopped to look around. It also got the treatment. Probably would not have got the chance at the second without the suppressor.
    It can be a pig in the bush, but I tend to do more sit and wait these days, so is perfect for me. Also, my hearing has taken a hammering over the years, so anything that is going to preserve what I have left must be good.
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    My 2c brakes on magnums in open country when you have time to put ear protection on. suppressor for everything else. magnum suppressors are massive and if u put that on the end of a 24" barrel very awkward to carry.
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    Definitely suppressor over a brake.. And suppressors are worth the money and weight, mine is 650g which is bloody heavy but taking a concrete pill helps with that problem. Another reason to consider suppressor is if you have a dog.. A dog would much appreciate a suppressor
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    Lightest 223 suppressors are sub-200g now, pretty light!
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    I tried GM's 308 with and without the suppressor. To me it felt like a 30-50% reduction in recoil with the suppressor on. Unsure about noise levels as at range and had ear muffs on.
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