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Thread: Candidates for Suppressed .22 Rimfire

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    I'm going to lay this out. If you live in a state that allows you to hunt with a suppressor, you will kick yourself in the rear for having waited to get one! POI shift is totally firearm dependent in my experience, some will move the point a little, some not at all, unless you have a faulty suppressor to begin with. It's worth having one, for me, because you don't light the whole woods afire every time you fire a round. They also may give you a very slight advantage hunting, but the bullet impact makes a loud smack when it impacts, so if you think your going to sit in one spot and clean out what hickory tree full of squirrels you'd be mistaken. When ol cousin Leroy gray's head pops, and sounds like a fast ball hitting the catchers mitt, and the next one you shoot sound the same way, they don't just line up on the limb and wait to be picked off, they run for the hills just like you'd fired that first shot gun blast, but it's a whole lot easier to hit them running with a shot gun than a 22LR! On HV rounds there's still the loud crack from the bullet, but the muzzle blast is masked and its much harder for the shooters location to be determined. On another note, you can't control when a semi auto cycles (unless you hold the bolt closed), but most bolt actions can be cycled very slowly and quietly if a follow up shoot is needed.

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    use one on my 1022 takes most of the muzzle crack away so you only hear the boolit strike .point of impact doesn't vary much mod on or off .

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    Point of impact shift due to the suppressor really isn't much of an issue. Once you use the suppressed rifle, you're not going to be shooting without the suppressor mounted. So, no problem {g}

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    I have lot of them and I have a lathe so I can thread my own barrels but there are aftermarket outfits that sell threaded barrels for most popular rifles and pistols.

    With the right ammunition they can be incredibly quiet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenH View Post
    Point of impact shift due to the suppressor really isn't much of an issue. Once you use the suppressed rifle, you're not going to be shooting without the suppressor mounted. So, no problem {g}
    Aint that the truth!!!!!!!

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    I will state the near obvious, you can buy a barrel for the Ruger you have.

    Not saying a new .22 is a bad thing at all. If I could have a silencer in NY I would probably buy a 455 American or maybe a tacticool or whatever itís called now.

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    Main issue around the POI shift question is repeatability. I wpuld be using it on multiple different 22s, and do not want to rezero everytime I swap it to another firearm, pr take it appart to clean.
    I have taken multiple squirrels from the same positions frequently, always with subsonic ammo.Can't remember ever getting that chance with HV ammo. Generally 25 to 40 yard shots due to the hardwood ridges i hunt. The "thunk" of the bullet hitting squirrel noggin dosen't seem to bother the others. Metallic sounds seem to get their attention big time, and movement.
    I almost bought a threaded barrel this weekend, but think I need to get the paperwork back first, would make the wait that much worse. The Ruger america seems to feel good, but I hate plastic stocks.
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