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Question muzzle break/ air stripper

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by talent, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. talent

    talent Posting Addict

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    What's the difference between the two .....'s cons ? ... Do they make any difference to sound level too ?
     
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    Muzzle break is aesthetic and usually placed to protect the crown or threads, the air stripper does the same job and in theory makes the gun more accurate, the air stripper makes my gun louder than the muzzle break does
     
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    Query? Does your muzzle break just make it louder to you, or is it louder down range? I have one on my Webley Longbow and he does make a loud crack, at least to me at the trigger end.
     
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    Not sure,never bothered to check , the air stripper disperses the air a lot more I think due the the cone arrangement in it so that should be the loudest
     
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    What I was wondering I suppose is could the noise be coming out sideways as it were, so at the trigger end you hear it more? As opposed to with a plain barrel end the noise just follows the pellet down range?
     
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    When I shoot my Air Arms MPR without a scope and fitted with the std muzzle break which has flutes facing the shooter at about 45 deg , with each shot you can feel the air come back at you so the air is being spread out a lot more instead of being concentrated down range .
     
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    A muzzle brake, is really designed for powder burners. Its purpose is to redirect the muzzle blast sideways and up in order to reduce felt recoil and help prevent muzzle rise
     
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    Ain't no crack like an ultra crack...... Love annoying people on the range when I forget my silencer!!
     
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    I just don't understand why anyone interested in shooting finds the crack from a rifle annoying or undesirable, it's just plain weird. Bang and be proud I say! If they spent the day black powdering they would probably have a nervous breakdown!:D
     
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    Give it a rest,you don't like silencers...we get it :D
     
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    I find it undesirable as it spooks my quarry in the field and b*****s my hearing on the range.
     
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    And if you live in a relatively built up area, a very loud gun isn't really ideal when it's easy to put 500 shots down range in a day.
     
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    That's not a problem that I have, but consideration for neighbours / local busybodies etc is one of the signs of a responsible shooter.
     
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    I get it if you are hunting, sort of, but I don't get it when shooting paper on a range, paper is stone deaf!:D There is always the option of ear defenders for those of a sensitive disposition.:) It's almost as if air gun shooters want to hide their bang under a bushel. Try and understand where I am coming from, I have been away from shooting air guns for a very long time, and when I come back to it I find that nearly everyone has a phut box on their guns??? It's just got me scratching me head because air rifles are not really noisy anyway. We never used them when I was shooting them all those years ago, in fact, I have the feeling that if we had seen anyone with a silencer on their air rifles, we would have thought they were up to no good.
     
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    I think they are close to vital for hunting, for paper punching and target shooting,they add a bit more weight to the barrel and add more weight to the front of the gun,some people find this helpful and the silencing is just a side effect of this.
     
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    Well if you go to a range where people are shooting full bore or even small bore they use ear defenders..........
     
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    I know. I still use a moderator.
     
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    Aye well, I just think it's a bit odd, but there you go, It just appears to me that a lot of folk are nervous of folk knowing that they are shooting their guns? Still I will shut up and say no more about it. I am obviously the one that is out of step with the majority:)
     
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    i only ever worry about the level of noise when shooting my metal pellet trap, anything else in the garden is quiet enough
     
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    yes , I got caught hence a nasty divorce .
     

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