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#1 Benmar25

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:13 AM

I am considering the purchase of an Air Force rifle. From what I have read so far they are an accurate rifle but noisy. I really don’t know which one I would rather have and the fact that they have many interchangeable parts only makes the choice more confusing. What I am mainly concerned about is the noise they make. I now shoot a marauder and don’t expect any of them to be that quiet. Some people on line have said they are as loud as a 22 but I don’t understand that if the pellet is kept subsonic how could it be as loud as a 22. I understand that the Talon ss is the quietest, followed by the Talon and the loudest is the Condor. Has anybody shot any of these rifles and compared the loudness to a 22 rimfire?

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

From what I understand, you can purchase a package for the Air Force airguns that includes a shrouded barrel. That should quiet the bark some.

As to your question about the loudness... without a shrouded/baffeled barrel, yes, they do sound much like a 22 rimfire. Especially if it is a .25 caliber airgun. Take the shroud and baffles off of your Marauder some time and fire it. Even though it is shooting around 850 to 900 FPS it will still be loud. I have a EunJin Sumatra 2500 Carbine in .25 caliber and it doesn't have a shroud of any kind on it. It shoots around 950 to 1000 FPS with a 35.8 grain pellet and it is just as loud as my .22 LR rifle.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:07 AM

Hello Guys,

 

I have the Airforce Condor in .22 and .20. Yes they can be as loud a regular rimfire if your don't get a sound moderator for it. Talon Tunes makes and sells these for about 200 bones. Makes the condor very quiet in comparison. The thing I like the most if regulated the accuracy of these rifles is deadly. With the Etac air reg it is easily possible to shoot dime sized groups at 75 yards to 100 yards. This is shooting a 21 grain pellet. This rifle has awesome power and will easily go through 6 1 gallon water jugs.  



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:25 PM

But in California it is illegal to use an aftermarket sound modifier.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

Shooter John

 

I believe that the Penal Code, where it lists silencers being a Felony to possess, is only related to Firearms, to which i don't think air guns is applicable.

 

(See 33410 California Penal Code, Part 6, Control of Deadly Weapons, Title 4, Firearms)

 

Not being at all familiar with the airguns in question, are these noise reduction devices adaptable to a firearm?

 

Is there another section out there?

 

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:30 PM

If the moderator can be fitted to any weapon it is a silencer and a felony.

I'll let you read it from Mr. Beeman himself.

http://www.beemans.n..._on_airguns.htm

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:25 PM

Thanks John

 

That makes for some good reading. Like I said, I did not know anything about these "moderators" for airguns.

 

Too bad that the test case was against a convicted felon. I wonder if it would have ended differently if it had been a non-felon.

 

Thanks for the clarification

 

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:41 PM

The Attorney Generals Office also mentioned that if they can take it off of the airgun and fit it to any firearm it is illegal.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 10:39 PM

Some people call them LDC (Lead Dust Collectors) when they are used with airguns so that they do not have to use the evil word "silencer".  One has to be careful when a they say "if they can take it off of the airgun and fit it to a firearm".  A hacksaw can remove just about any metal or plastic accessory and then you would be doing time in the BIG HOUSE with Bubba.  It pays to error in the side of caution when you live in an anti-gun state like California.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:32 AM

Just don't get caught hunting with it in California. Look up reg at DFG site.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 02:54 PM

I see a lot of videos of people turning car oil filters into silencers so you could possibly get arrested for having extra filters in your car


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:25 PM

But you could go to jail for manufacturing a silencer.

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 07:24 PM

I think it has to reduce the report on a firearm by one decibel before they toss you in the clinker and throw the key away.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:55 AM

Is that worth it?






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