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Air gun silencer

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by dennishoddy, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. dennishoddy

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    A friend that live in town with a squirrel problem bought a Gamo air rifle that will shoot the pba ammo 1600 FPS. Much faster than a .22LR. It is also much louder than a normal air gun or a .22LR. Is there a silencer that he can use to reduce the noise?
     
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    Some airgun manufacturers make suppressors for their airguns. They are not regulated by ATF since airguns are not classified as firearms.

    Rob
     
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    Not exactly correct. Excerpt from the BATFE website;
    They feel the need to get into it all.
     
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    The noise is probably primarily the pellet going super sonic. Not a lot you can do about that.
     
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    :mosh:
     
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    The pic on the front page of that site.. shows the dampener and most of the barrel wet. Did he dip it? Or is that just for dramatic effect?
     
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    Reduces sound 50%? You mean like 6dB? Gamo, nice marketing of your crappy product.
     
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    Decibels are a logarithmic unit of measurement. When you're talking about something that's already quiet, 6dB is quite a lot.

    But I see what you're saying and it's still a good point as to their marketing... schemes. lol
     

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