GUN WA doods

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  1. Keesh

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  2. That would be cool, but I'd much rather see SBRs allowed than the use of suppressors. If course, both would be even better.
     
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    thats cool. except I'd probably never own one.
     
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    what? to me use of suppressors>SBR
     
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    You'd think that, but after you shoot one you'll want one.
     
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    but they're so expensive. I'd rather buy another gun before buying a suppressor.
     
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    They aren't that much. I just paid under $500 for a suppressor, transfer and tax stamp.
     
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    Don't you have to pay for a license or something to get them? I thought it was like 200 bucks or something to apply for it in WA.
     
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    You send your Form 4 with $200 off to the ATF and wait a couple months to get approved. They mail your approved Form 4 back with an attached tax stamp.
     
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    but aren't the suppressor alone anywhere from 300 to 1500? or even more? I dunno. I've never really researched it that much.
     
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    .22LR are the cheapest and suppress the best. They make almost any .22 gun sound like a pellet gun.
     
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    I see. I don't think I'll ever get one. I know my buddy wants one. I texted him and told him about that link you posted. Gonna email it to him tomorrow. i know he really wants one.
     
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    They are definitely fun, and it's nice to shoot without hearing protection. I remember thinking I'd never want one a few years ago but the first time I shot one I remember thinking "holy shit! These things are awesome!"
     
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    :werd:

    :werd: :hsd:
     
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    Sweet... I'll be looking into one if it passes. Being able to shoot without hearing protection sounds sweet (pun intended).

    Speaking of suppressors, can anyone tell me if you can use the same one on similar calibers? Like can I get a 223 for my AR and use it on a 22lr (pistol or rifle)?
     
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    If for no other reason, it's good for a little common sense on the books. WTF is the point of a state law allowing ownership of an item you are prohibited from actually using?
     
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    I'd be interest to know if there is some back story to that law.
     
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    Yes you can shoot smaller calibers out of larger cans. A 223 can will be about 5x the weight of a .22LR can though. Some of the stronger .22LR cans can handle .22WMR and .17 too. It's probably best to check with the manufacturer before shooting higher pressure calibers though.

    The issue with shooting .22LR through .223 suppressors is that over time you'll get some lead build up. Most .223 cans are sealed and require you to send them back to the manufacturer for cleaning. Stainless Steel ones can be soaked in a solution to dissolve carbon. Your best bet is to buy a .223 can and a .22LR one :big grin:
     
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    I've got an AAC suppressor on order.

    Was originally dreading the 4 hour drives to Oregon, lol

    According to most people: yes you can use .22LR weapons on a .223/5.56 suppressor, but because .22lr is so dirty, lead will build up in your can and cause it lose effect. People generally recommend getting a dedicated .22 suppressor, but some users say they use ultrasonic cleaners on their rifle cans after using .22 conversions.

    I, for one, wouldn't want to risk a spendy rifle suppressor to shoot peas.

    Another thing i've heard from a Vancouver, WA SOT who shoots supressors in OR regularly is that 7.62 suppressors work great with 5.56 rifles despite the increased bore size.

    Basically WA state wanted to ban suppressors, but the law was terribly written. "Use" of a silencer became illegal... but the state attorney general opined that mounting a suppressor to a weapon did not constitute "use".
     
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    Update:

    Well it looks like it died in committee :sad2:
     
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    ugh, that sucks man. there's always next session
     
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    Yeah, too bad :sad2: Stupid politicians
     

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