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Old March 1st, 2014, 11:47 AM   #1
 
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Who has a Ruger centerfire rifle with a silencer/suppressor on it?

I'm curious how you attach(ed) it. Looks like the Predator barrel _may_ be large enough to thread to 5/8-24, but the Hawkeye is smaller than that. Do you use 1/2" threads? Do you use a QD mount? How'd you do it? Thanks.



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Have the barrel threaded at your local gunsmith. Buy the suppressor to match.

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Perhaps you're not familiar with suppressor threads. 30-cal cans, or actually anything bigger than 22-cal, normally, are 5/8" diameter threads. Ruger barrels aren't that large at the muzzle on the Hawkeye. This is why I'm asking Ruger shooters specifically, how they run their silencers.
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GSR muzzel brake can readily be replaced with a suppressor, same with the Guide Gun, and the Hawkeye Varmit Target bull barrel plenty beefy enough to be threaded. Just NONE of the above allowed in CT, becomes a deadly assault rifle.
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GSR muzzel brake can readily be replaced with a suppressor, same with the Guide Gun, and the Hawkeye Varmit Target bull barrel plenty beefy enough to be threaded. Just NONE of the above allowed in CT, becomes a deadly assault rifle.
Correction: "A deadly QUIETassault rifle"....LOL!

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I run an AAC 7.62 SD on my Gunsite Scout with the AAC 51T brake. Works well, nice and quiet.

Wife shot a nice whitetail with it this year.

use the same can on my AR10, DTA 308, 6.5x47 and Tavor 556
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Why would anyone want a suppressor for any legal shooting activity?
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Why would anyone want a suppressor for any legal shooting activity?
I'd say thats a pretty easy question to answer... It allows you to hunt without earplugs. It allows you to hunt groups of animals wihout spooking everything around you after the first shot ( most people want to shoot as many hogs as possible and coyotes usually come to a call in pairs). You have to watch out though, sometimes suppressors will attack their owners like those high capacity mags will!

Why would anyone want a suppressor for for any illegal shooting activity?
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I'm curious how you attach(ed) it. Looks like the Predator barrel _may_ be large enough to thread to 5/8-24, but the Hawkeye is smaller than that. Do you use 1/2" threads? Do you use a QD mount? How'd you do it? Thanks.
I do! I have a Ruger M77 308 Tactical that came from the factory with a 5/8-24 threaded barrel and a Ruger flash hider attached. I used YHM QD mount for the Phantom 30 cal suppressor. Here's my thread and pics:
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Why would anyone want a suppressor for any legal shooting activity?
Dude, if you've used one, then you know. It is an absolute blast! No hearing protection required! And you can hear the bullets impact down range!
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I'd say thats a pretty easy question to answer... It allows you to hunt without earplugs. It allows you to hunt groups of animals wihout spooking everything around you after the first shot ( most people want to shoot as many hogs as possible and coyotes usually come to a call in pairs). You have to watch out though, sometimes suppressors will attack their owners like those high capacity mags will!

Why would anyone want a suppressor for for any illegal shooting activity?
I have never used earplugs while out hunting, and I have hunted with some loud cartridges. You can't use anything that inhibits your hearing in the woods because it makes it very hard too hunt... Often you hear something long before you see it. I do understand your point about hogs though, I just can't stand the ugly things on my bolt action rifles.

As for why anyone would use them for illegal activity, one word: poaching.
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Thank you longrider and DDelambre! Unfortunately I have only 'plain' Hawkeyes or Predators, so I will have to get a little creative.

Trigger creep, the overwhelming majority of states in the Republic disagree with you; hunting with suppressors is legal in most states. Besides which, just general plinking, target shooting, and competition shooting are far better done suppressed, both for the shooter's hearing and for the hearing and general peace and tranquility of neighbors and others in the area. There is, truly, NO decent reason for silencers to be regulated the way they are (or at all, frankly).
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Thank you longrider and DDelambre! Unfortunately I have only 'plain' Hawkeyes or Predators, so I will have to get a little creative.

Trigger creep, the overwhelming majority of states in the Republic disagree with you; hunting with suppressors is legal in most states. Besides which, just general plinking, target shooting, and competition shooting are far better done suppressed, both for the shooter's hearing and for the hearing and general peace and tranquility of neighbors and others in the area. There is, truly, NO decent reason for silencers to be regulated the way they are (or at all, frankly).
Well I didn't make an arguement that they should be regulated as they are.... I do think they are ideal for poachers though. It's all a matter of pro's vs. con's and someone must make up their minds on them based on those factors. I am completely neutral, don't have a problem with states that ban them or de-regulate them. I have no opinion.
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I would think in this era of the public freaking at the mere mention of the word 'Gun', that being able to shoot without some much noise would be a huge plus. In many instances, it could easily make the diff from being able to shoot..and not.
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I live out in the country pretty much all by myself..........but still...........if I go out and shoot a few rounds on the bench while working up handloads for one of my big bore rifles, it is not long before a sheriffs car at least rolls down the road. Now they usually KNOW it is me, but they still have to come take a look if they get a call.

Being able to shoot a suppressed 300 Win Mag, 300 RUM or 7mm mag, would probably make my neighbors happier. The crack from a big bore carries a LONG way out here in the sticks........LOL!!!
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