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Started shooting without a silencer.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by FXpoacher, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. FXpoacher

    FXpoacher Engaging Member

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    Was out this morning having a pop at some crows.
    I had forgot my silencer in doors, and as i have a barrel band there's no shift on POI anyway, so continued down in the woods. Got a crow at 35mtrs and after that bang, figured that was that. sat down beside the pond in the early morning sun, and not more than 10mins later, 2 more flew in. took a shot, but missed, and off they flew. 5 mins later they were back again!. i did'nt take a shot as i wanted to see how cagey they would be. Their behaviour was no different.

    Now i've waited longer than that before, using a silencer!.
    So i kinda like the idea now of letting the silencer collect dust, as the rifle seems sooo short without it!.

    Am i the only one that thinks like this or are there others who have binned a silencer as well?
     
  2. a1gunner

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    maby its not such a big deal with birds but i'd definatley use one with rabbits.

    i would prefer to go without my silencer but feel i will get more with it on.

    when in the barns i always tap the silencer on something:eek:
    without it it would be shorter and could point it more.
    the balance is better as well
     
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    I was bored to day,(ok, i cocked up making a staircase and have to wait untill monday for new plans!!) and decided to see what i could squeeze out of my T12.
    Well with 21gr baracudas i get 10 shots starting at 41fpe and ending with 38fpe.

    As it's ear protection loud anyway, i left off the barrel band and silencer as well.
    Talk about difference in accuracy!!!
    5 shots at the 17mtr zero, we are talking an 8mm group and 5 shots at 41mtrs i get a 10mm group!!!!. Incredible!!!!
    So if you have a barrel band, lose it!.
    You will see the difference!!!!!
    Oh and screw (off) the silencer as well. i dont think it makes a lot of difference anway, Use ear plugs!!
     
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    i heard now that a silencer will produce a high pitch sound like a dog whistle that only animals can hear:confused:

    if this is so, are animals more scared of kaboomm or a whistle?:confused:

    the T-10 is fully floating so will compare its accuracy to my barel band AA S410
     
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    I like the "crack" a PCP makes without silencer, right now I have it fitted though and I've put camo tape around it.
     
  6. a1gunner

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    coppy cat:D:finger:
     
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    Looks good eh :D
     
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    mine isnt there for looks:rolleyes:

    its too:
    1. protect it from scratches
    2. cammo, duh
    3. you never know when you need some tape:D
     
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    You're walking through the field and cut your nail on a fence post, that's when tape comes in useful, wrap it around your finger so your nail doesn't fall off :D

    I also have a camo sling :up: actually I need to put some pictures up but I need some mounts that f*cking fit :mad:
     
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    cammo sling?
    is it nice an padded too? so its nice and cozy on your shoulder:D

    i have a proper one,
    a Bisley leather one.

    you never know when you need a leather strap:D
     
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    Got a camo sock for mine. takes a while to fit it the first time, then after that probably 2mins. Camo gooood!!!
     
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    my old mk6 bsa meteor used to make a hell of a racket probs dint lep with al the pellet lube actualy had it firing at 18ft/lb reading of the chronie lol cleaned the barrel and the lube out and was back to a helphy limit lol but it made such a racket like a 308 with out a silencer and the smoke well that was unreal was quieter after i cleaned the barrel tho lol
     
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    Well the bipod sticks into my back but it's an "outdoor connection" one, not a bad price and it's nice and soft and stretchy :up:
     
  14. a1gunner

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    the s200 is short so you will get away with this.

    put the sling on back to front.

    it works because.

    1. the bipod isnt hurting your delicate back:D
    2. its pointing behind you and into the ground
    3. all you have to do is grab the grip and swing it up into your shoulder ready for the shot.

    you dont have to bring it round off your shoulder an raise it up.
    just swing it under your arm and fire
     
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    Shooting from the hip :D I might try that maybe.

    btw I wouldn't say just because it's camo it's not a "proper sling" that's just bs :p
     
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    youve gotten caught up in the "make hunting as soft and cosy as posible" way of thinking.

    it suposed to be sitting in the wet cold mud waiting for prey.
    not ladida padded cammo slings:D
     

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