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    Range shooting, suppressor or no supressor?

    What do prefer/use when shooting on range or hunting?
    THIS IS MY RIFLE, WITHOUT MY RIFLE I AM NOTHING

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    suppressor for both, unless gun is a 338cal or bigger then put a muzzle break on it

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    I use a suppressor all the time. No point shooting without it at the range because it just changes my POI.

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    I prefer to shoot with a suppressor on if I can. I find the lack of blast to be good for my shooting. Mirage off the suppressor can become an issue tho...

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    Shoot at the range how you would while hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.R View Post
    I prefer to shoot with a suppressor on if I can. I find the lack of blast to be good for my shooting. Mirage off the suppressor can become an issue tho...
    Yeah it's a pain, and only takes a couple of shots too. Wonder if it's any better out of those suppressors with the three vents on the front?

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    Yeah i dont have any problem firing 5 shots with HRE suppressors. You can put a cover on them which improves it to.

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    Range shooting, suppressor or no supressor?

    If any of my guns have supps on them that's how I shoot them
    Sort of defeats the purpose of owning one if you don't shoot it??
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    Shoot it with your suppressor on if thats how you hunt with it, your fellow competitors will thank you for it too.

    Beaware some range officers won't allow rifles fitted with muzzel brakes on the line in competition as other competitors are badly affected by the blast.

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    I tried my Hardy over barrel suppressor on Saturday. Noticed a very real reduction in recoil / smoke /sound as you'd expect. Wont be shooting without it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RimfireNZ View Post
    I use a suppressor all the time. No point shooting without it at the range because it just changes my POI.
    Yup. Always shoot with a suppressor, except in silhouette competition.

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    With an H.R.E ova barrel supp ,my wife can shoot my finnlight 300wsm prone with 200 plus grn projectiles and with out muffs
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    Go with the suppressor. I run one on all my long guns now including my 338 LM and shotgun. They are the future and we are lucky we can own and use them in NZ. Would even like to try one on my pistol one day...

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    They come off? Always shoot with a suppressor, rimfire or centrefire. And yes they come off for the clean and storage.

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    Welding shield mat with canvas supressor cover and just some webbing over the barrel. I haven't had any problems with heat mirage since using these. With my suppressor, without the cover, i could pick up the heat mirage after about 6 shots and off the barrel after about 10 shots. i have now done up to 20 shot strings with no problems
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