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Old 08-06-2002, 02:25 PM
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I need to fire a few practice/test rounds from out of my garage into a bank 75 ft away. (or into a tank of somekind - less desirable)
Any ideas on how to make something to quite down the noise so the neighbors 200 ft away do not call the police.
Thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2002, 03:12 PM
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You can do it indoors into a box filled with phone books, or with limited safety, and of course safety glasses etc., you can fire into the ground up close (less than a foot?) at a steep angle. You might also fire into the ground under your house (if you have a crawlspace), if you have a basement then a bullet stop(phonebook idea) is about all that is needed.

Please make sure to wear safety glasses, and be cautious, whatever you do.
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Old 08-06-2002, 03:35 PM
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Quiet Shooting - Sound Suppression

I need to fire a few practice/test rounds from out of my garage into a bank 75 ft away. (or into a tank of somekind - less desirable)
Any ideas on how to make something to quite down the noise so the neighbors 200 ft away do not call the police.
Thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:15 PM
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If you just want to test the action for proper firing and feeding, just take it to the basement and press the muzzle firmly into a thick pile of old rags with something (at least 6" wood, 12"newspapers etc) underneath or behind to stop the bullets. Nice and quiet.

If you have neighbors close enough to complain, I would not recommend shooting out your garage door. Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:34 PM
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reg if your naighbors are gonna complain that kind of tells me its illegal to shoot in your county if not fuc%em. shoot. making up a suppresor evan temperary will get ya in club bubba.
i think theres a diclaimer or something in the rules on r.f.c. about this. dont flame me but you are a member. read.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:46 PM
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John,

I don't understand what is was about my post that you feel violates the rules.

I told the guy NOT to shoot out his garage door. How's he supposed to see someone coming who might run past in his line of fire?

Last time I checked bullet traps were not illegal

I am not trying to argue, I just cant figure out why you want me to refer to the rules.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:54 PM
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SORRY SORRY REG. i ment pilot.
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I have used a rolled up piece of 4'' thick x 6'longx4' wide foam using long bungy cord to keep it rolled, stick the whole front of the gun in it up to the scope, turn up the stereo and knowbody will ever her ya. It's not attached and is non assuming to keep you out of the big house.
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Old 08-06-2002, 05:01 PM
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Try baby bottle nipples. You get several shot before they are destoryed. You have to experment with the number, very quite but I am sure not legal at all.

Used to work on an old single shot...not sure I would be willing to try this anymore on my semi-custom 10/22.
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Old 08-06-2002, 05:19 PM
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Thanks All

I did not want anything that streached legal limits.
Box made of 2"x12" filled with phone books and some old rags should fit the bill.
Thanks again
Doug the Pilot
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Old 08-06-2002, 05:31 PM
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Box made of 2"x12" filled with phone books and some old rags should fit the bill
Just have a little water handy for the fire.

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Thumbs up I'm a fan of the Aguila "Colibri" loads

"Colibri" is Spanish language word for Hummingbird! - This little primer-activated (powderless) load is ideal for 'quiet' . An air rifle
makes more noise. Considering that unliscensed 'Silencers' have
been a Federal No-no since 1934, These little Hummingbirds fill a need - legally.
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Old 08-07-2002, 01:14 AM
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Use a silencer and subsonic ammo, if you can not use a silencer then still use subsonic ammo, as the sound signture is vastly reduced just by using subsonic ammo, also you may use a technique used by the IRA, to mask the report of fullbore weapons fired on their covert ranges, namely, that of arranging a heap of old car/truck tires in a line from the firing point to the Butts(tgt) end.
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Old 08-07-2002, 01:25 AM
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The "official" response would have to be this...

If it is illegal for you to fire the weapon in this area...do not fire it in this area. Go to a range. I understand that this is not nearly as convenient, but your situation is this..either obey the law OR be prepared to openly challenge it in court if/when you are found out.

Not a flame, just the facts. I find myself facing the same decision quite often.
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Old 08-07-2002, 01:38 AM
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Glad the Pop Btl thing is gone. Not a good idea as you are in possession of What??

A. A Bad Leak

B. Something That Isn't Reusable Anymore

C. A Piece Of Junk

D. An Illegal Unregistered NFA Item

Answer: All Of The Above

John
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