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Old April 27, 2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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The sound of the striker hitting the primer

followed by the SMACK of the 22 bullet hitting steel @ 60 yards.

How can a "gun guy" not LOVE that?

Just finished running 1/2 box of shells through the muffled RAR simply because I hadn't fired a shot for a couple weeks.
I feel better, now.
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Old April 27, 2019, 09:34 PM   #2
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Yep.
Ran some of my quietest subs through the .300 Blk last weekend.

Witnesses hear the bullet impact.
To the shooter, the action cycling is even louder than the bullet impact.
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Old April 28, 2019, 07:23 AM   #3
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Later in the day, I did a little sound test. Standing 50' behind the shooter with my eyes closed, I was unable to tell how many shots had been fired. I told him to shoot a couple of times but he'd actually emptied the 10 shot mag.
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Old April 28, 2019, 07:35 AM   #4
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RAR=Ruger American Rimfire?

If so, that's what I have as one of my suppressor hosts, and it's awesome. I was only shooting out to ~20 yards, but we shot oranges. You could hear the slug hit the orange.
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Old April 28, 2019, 05:54 PM   #5
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RAR=Ruger American Rimfire?

yes
Using Aguila or RWS subsonic, the rifle is capable of smacking the 2" swingers @ 60 yards consistently. The smaller targets beyond that range are problematic since this rifle has a 1.5-4.5x32 hunting scope mounted.

Keep in mind that once you get past 50-60 yards, compensating for bullet drop becomes a bigger factor with the sub-sonic ammo. A 50 yard zero will be 3-4" low @ 75 and 8" or more low @ 100. Shooting the sub-sonics @ 100 yards from a 4" pistol zeroed @ 25 yards requires even more.

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Old April 30, 2019, 08:20 AM   #6
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You can always get crazy and mount a target scope on it. Then just dial in the dope you need or use the reticle for holdover/wind. All the fun of long distance shooting but at normal ranges.

One downside is scopes with target turrets and reticles tend to be beefy and top-heavy even on short ARs. They’d probably effect the handiness of a RAR significantly. On the other hand, it is pretty fun to ring steel at a distance with a suppressed .22.
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Old May 1, 2019, 05:45 PM   #7
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My RAR needs to stay light so the Grandkids can use it for hunting if they choose. Hence, the small lower magnification scope. i'm not a knob twiddler so I just hold over as needed.
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