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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/6/2001 2:41:58 PM EDT
I remember a while back, some guys were talking about putting 55 gal drums end to end to keep the noise down. Does this work? When I shoot even though its on private property, it sounds like the world is coming to an end. The neighbors havent complained but the women didnt like being shaken inside the house!
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 2:44:21 PM EDT
If you used some type of insulation it would work.Better yet use a long piece of culvert.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 2:44:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 2:55:26 PM EDT
Layne Simpson, who writes for Shooting Times, published a picture of his drum set up many years ago. He had three or four 55 gallon drums with the top and bottem cut out and welded together to form a big pipe. Then he stacked old car tires in the drum to form the suppressor baffles. Shooting through the center of the tires reduced the noise off the muzzle.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:45:16 PM EDT
Thanks for the ideas guys. The noise factor is why I cant shoot sometimes because I dont want to disturb anyone. I also dont want to spook the wildlife in the area. It would suck if the whitetails avoided your area!
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:52:00 PM EDT
What a considerate guy you are. You'll commit a felony so as not to disturb your neighbors. I read that in Norway and Germany, it's illegal NOT to use a silencer for hunting, for noise pollution reasons.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:52:08 PM EDT
Contrary to popular belief, I have not found that shooting keeps the game away. I shot a deer at my Dad's place one time about 2 minutes after shooting a string while sighting my gun in. Another time at a freinds ranch, we fired machines guns with tracers all night until about 3:00 am. At 6:00am we got up and one of the guys shot a buck there that morning.
Link Posted: 6/6/2001 3:56:27 PM EDT
Raven, Actually its not a felony. The guys on this board will tell you that if its not portable its legal. Its not a silencer, that you put on the end of your gun. In some ofthe older posts, some of the members contacted the ATF and they dont see a problem with it.
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 1:01:20 AM EDT
ARDOC, damn, and I was gonna tease this might be considered a supressor.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 1:13:28 AM EDT
I've got video of a black tail buck that actually walked down a dirt embankment we using as a backstop while we were blasting away with ARs, an HK91, SKS, etc. I think it must have had earmites or something. It wouldn't even run off when I was shooting near it's feet to try and scare it off. Would raven also suggest than an underground range built so as not to disturb the neighbors be illegal, too?
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 1:53:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TonyRumore: Contrary to popular belief, I have not found that shooting keeps the game away. I shot a deer at my Dad's place one time about 2 minutes after shooting a string while sighting my gun in. Another time at a freinds ranch, we fired machines guns with tracers all night until about 3:00 am. At 6:00am we got up and one of the guys shot a buck there that morning.
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With the machine gun?
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 2:03:02 AM EDT
I read that in Norway and Germany, it's illegal NOT to use a silencer for hunting, for noise pollution reasons.
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In Germany it is illegal to have a silencer.
Link Posted: 6/7/2001 8:07:13 AM EDT
While weapons training at Camp Pendleton, CA before being shipped to Vietnam our instructor signaled us to stop firing and at this time I a saw one of the biggest buck's I've ever seen walk from right to left across the target area as if it did not have a care in the world. We were shooting the M14 Rifles, M60 MG and M79 Grenade Launchers at the time. This was in 1968 around 0900 in the morning.
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