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Question Why do people put camo tape on their silencer?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by C_G, May 20, 2014.

  1. C_G

    C_G Junior Member

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    Just wondering why people only put camo tape on their moderator and not the rest of the rifle? Atb
     
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    allrightscud Well-Known Member

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    I did it to try and stop glare when lamping at night. I got a lot of glare through the scope with a scope mounting lamp and couldn't see what I was wanting to aim at.
     
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    Animals can't recognise something as complex as a gun as being a gun so they're conned into not seeing it; however a moderator - being a relatively simple cylinder shape - is easily recognised for what it is by even the thickest animal so it needs to be disguised.

    Mibbe.
     
  4. Cymru-Dave

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    If it helps I'm about to put some non adhesive camo tape on the barrel of my hw98 and the under lever of my hw97 because even after using balistol on these points after each shoot I have notices minuscule rust spots, so I'm making sure they are bone dry and oiling them then putting this in for protection against my sweaty mitts. This could be a reason.
     
  5. Picklehoffer

    Picklehoffer Ministry of Foolishness

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    ....coz it looks AWESOME!!!! ;)
     
  6. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Sorry looks daft!

    Andrew
     
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    It's so you can go all out tactical on the commando trained bunnies.
     
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    I've got it on one of mine for two reasons:

    1) It protects the paint on the mod from being bashed and scratched;

    2) The kids bought me some so I thought I'd better use it.
     
  9. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    Although I don't go for camo myself, that's about it! The gun is a high grade steel, blued to a high standard. The mod is generally an overpriced bit of ally with a poor paint finish that chips and scratches easily.
     
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    Oh and the camo was a better option than the pink and lime green wrap that my mrs was gonna get from work...
     
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    Because we can :D
     
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    because that's the bit that sticks out of the hide ? ;)
     
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    hello, i cut out an old bike inner tube just a bit longer than the silencer and stops any knocks and scratches.
     
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    I have a tendency to scratch stuff, so for that reason everything is covered!
     
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    "The gun is high grade steel, blued to a high standard" cobblers!
    I dout that all makes and models of air guns are made of high grade steel or are blued to a high standard. Very few things are in this world are built to a high standard. Take the BSA R10 i owned, cracking rifle extremely acurrate, But the fact is mainly built of alloy not steel but the overall finish is very very poor.

    Maybe camo tape is the way forward?

    Andrew
     
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    Kyska Honorary Member

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    I've got black electricians tape wrapped around my wmr mod because it's bright silver, didn't even think of camo tape.

    It is a bit 'Rambo' the camo stuff.
     
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    I noticed this cammo tape trend when I read an airgunner mag for the 1st time in 20 years.
    I could only assume it's a fashion.
    Bit like a full cammo outfit with a pasty face and hands on show to undo all that cammo clobber!
     
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    It keeps it warm in winter ?
     
  19. Donki Oaty

    Donki Oaty Where's the time going?

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    I camo'd my S410 all the way from the magazine to the fill cap and then the moderator separately I did this because I fully camo myself up when out clearing rabbits. I eventually removed it all bar the moderator, reason being as stated earlier, I think it looks better and it's usually the last thing that moves before prey is despatched, so if it's cylindrical shape is broken up against the foliage behind me or even my camouflage jacket the less chance prey has seeing it move in their direction.
     
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    i put camo bandage stuff that leaves no residue on my hw moderator ( cos that bit sticks out of the hide as was said before ) and not only did it leave a residue it ate into the finish !
     

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