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Discussion in 'Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' started by Son of Odin, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. S&Wshooter

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    You're capped at 10 rounds, might as well get a .45 at that point
     
  2. Man of the North

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    I really think that just hanging around in the woods with a gun is a lost art.

    The biggest factor to making it happen is not hunting from a tree stand, which I don't ever do.

    The other thing is that I often have traps out during the fall, which require daily checks and generally leads to a lot of time in the woods.
     
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    I like the idea of walking around in the woods shooting whatever, but once I switch from deer to anything else I never see another deer. For me at least, once I plink a squirrel or two the deer clear a wide path and stay invisible. And, when squirrel hunting I move alot more/faster than when stalking deer. Admittedly, I am just getting into walking/stalking for deer. I have had some shots before on small 6 points and such I passed on, but killed my first deer (doe) this past year. I need to get another trap line going.
     
  5. BigNoise

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    suppressor + subsonic ammo = unlimited squirrels, no spookum deer
     
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  7. Iron

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    22lr with subsonic and a suppressor still sounds like a pellet gun. Probably be ok, guess I need to go try it out and see what the deer think. Most of my 22lr comes out the pistol subsonic and it still has a little noise to it. Autoloaders are decidedly louder than closed actions. Might try it out in the edge of a field next year and see how spookum the deer get.
     
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    My suppressed single shot .22 with Aguila subs is quieter than any pellet or BB gun I've heard.
     
  9. Iron

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    I did the pepsi challenge with mine. My bro has one of those single cock high power air rifles. I had my 22lr with suppressor. We had another guy sit behind us with his eyes closed. He couldn't tell the difference, one was not noticeably quieter than the other. My hearing isn't great and there is no way I could hear a pellet rifle one day and a suppressed 22lr the next and know which was quieter. Yeah, a 308 compared to a 22lr sure, but not something as close as those. What I really need is a decibel meter. But, even I am not that autistic.

    What I guess I should do is just plug squirrels with the subsonic 308. Maybe stack the mag with a full power 308 first and then a subsonic second. Most squirrels won't head for the hills by just working the bolt, most deer I have come across will. Seems like subsonic 308 is only good for squirrels, maybe coyotes at close range, definitely wouldn't shoot a deer with any I have tried so far.
     
  10. Endymion

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    Having handled the break open suppressed .22 @BigNoise is talking about... It is about as loud as a high power pellet gun - WITH supersonic ammo.

    With subsonic, it is not an exaggeration to say it is quieter than a fucking daisy gun. There is no identifiable sound, at all, other than the hammer falling. Spooky as shit. It's seriously quieter than an acorn falling off a damn tree.
     
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    I used to have a tiny .22 revolver that, with shorts (not CB or anything), sounded like a C02 pellet gun
     
  12. Endymion

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    Everyone at RC fantasized about direct actions with it. Buy a van with sliding side windows and just carry out TerrorKrieg.
     
  13. CHAD

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    Looks like Palmetto is starting to bundle lowers with stuff like they do mags

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    Doing quick mental math it looks like an AR can be built for $379 right now, maybe less.
     
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    With my old Henry .22, shorts out of the longer barrel, the hammer falling was louder than the shot. With a long barrel, you ought to get better velocity with a low power cartridge.
     
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    I'm shopping around for what kind of .357 loading I am going to start stocking up for my 686, does anyone know which of the various weights is least terrible for the gun's service life?
     
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    Legit question.... Why not just shoot .38 special reloads out of it aside from sighting it in with .357 cartridges and keep it loaded with new .357 cartridges?
     
  18. S&Wshooter

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    Chamber throat erosion and carbon rings in the cylinder, makes it hard to extract .357 casings. Like "have to press ejector rod against table and gently force them out" hard if it gets bad enough. Also they cost about the same per round, so quit being a girl and shoot the magnums
     
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    You should be fine with a 686 ... I don't think you can afford to shoot that gun out!
     
  20. Liberal Slayer

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    I was referring more so to cost, butt chug, I haven't looked at ammo prices lately so if its about the same then whatevs'.