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What's this obsession with "Phut Boxes"?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Ichabod Armacost, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Ichabod Armacost

    Ichabod Armacost Donator

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    I only ask, because 40 years ago when I was last shooting regularly, nobody would have dreamed of putting one on an air rifle, after all, the things only go phut anyway, is it that everybody wants a quieter phut? Are we shootists now such delicate spindly souls that we jump out of our skins at a loud phut?

    Is it elf n safty driven, have the faceless cretins wheedled thier way into our hobby and demanded quieter phuts???

    I gotta tell yer, I can fart louder than most air rifles can phut!

    Sincerely, Ichabod.
     
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    It's more a necessity if you're shooting at multi targets and don't want to overspook them. Taking one shot for the pot and going home? Yeah, no real need for a moderator but if you're in a multi-shot scenario a moderator's a must-have: using an HW100 (as an example): without the moderator the shot comes out at a fair rate of decibels; with a moderator all you hear is the click of the action, I kid you not.
     
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    I like to have a phut, helps to stop the other rabbits running away as they don't hear the phut and so i can shoot the next one.
     
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    They can make a big differance on some rifles more than other.some work better than others too.
     
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    Try doing any serious pest control without one.

    Plinking is best with one if you are considerate of those living nearby.

    Lots of reasons for.

    not too many against to be honest...
     
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    Seamaster Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    To be honest I don't see much point in them on a springer, the action's much louder than the phut anyway, but on a hunting PCP they are essential.

    Chris
     
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    A good springer doesn't make much noise TBH and even a slightly noisy one only really makes noise at the user-end of the gun - 30-40m downrange and the target won't hear much coming from the mechanism (in an ideal situation it won't hear much again, ever) but the addition of a moderator does allow 2nd and - if you're lucky - 3rd shots at the target.
     
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    Someone who recently shot my favourite HW95 was heard to say:

    "If I could get a springer this quiet, why do I need a PCP ?"

    This has been done to death.

    A good springer is almost inaudible from about 20 - 25 yards away so the moderator does indeed make a massive difference to the muzzle crack.

    The reason the action sounds so loud to the shooter is that it's right next to his lug...

    ;)
     
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    Phuts are needed when hunting!! No phuts no rabbits!!!!!!! So I'll phut off now. atb Paul.
     
  10. Ichabod Armacost

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    I was thinking that phut boxes are really just a bit like earings, yer know, a fashion item, after all, we used to pot rabbits 40 years ago, and we didn't go hungry:)
     
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    KERACK = 1 Rabbit

    KERPHUT = 2 Rabbits

    PHUT = 3 Rabbits

    PFFFT = 4 Rabbits

    Pssss = You have p****d yourself
     
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    I was shooting rabbits 50 years ago with a BSA Meteor MK1 and you only had one chance, if you missed they new you were there, hence phuts came along for the air rifles and a very welcome addition too. atb Paul.
     
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    I love my phut boxes! If only I could fit phut boxes on my targets in the garden, no-one would know I was out there.

    The neighbours don't seem to share my love for shooting. They may not be rabbits, but they don't half jump at a muzzle crack when they're out weeding or such. :crazy:
     
  14. Ichabod Armacost

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    I think it would be fun if they made a phut box that sounded like a whoopee cushion!:cool::D.................

    Ok, I fess up, I have been having a bit of a smile............sorry, I will retreat down me burrow now:)
     
  15. Ichabod Armacost

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    Get the flame thrower out and offer to do their weeding for them!:D
     
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    Surely a Phut box would be square. It would be better called a Phut tube as a description.

    Imagine going into an RFD and asking for a "Phut box that goes on the long spinny thing"
     
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    Yes, loud phuts = one wabbit then wait awhile. Might just as well use a 12 bore.

    I would not have got 7 rabbits last Friday with my HW100S & nikon EFR prostaff without the silencer. It makes me jump when fired without a phut box.

    Or were you just poking the proverbial stick into the wasps nest to get a reaction?
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Several people with views similar to my own. The only PCP I do not have a silencer on is the Evanix Rainstorm, but that has a shrouded barrel that actually damned well works!

    Edited to add I have used more likes on this thread than any other in my entire history on here!
     
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    The phutting phutter's phutting phucked without a phucking phutter









    IHMO...
     
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    Six minutes! That was even quicker than I anticipated.
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