Page 8 of 8 FirstFirst ... 678
Results 71 to 75 of 75

Thread: The Boomstick Thread

  1. #71
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,594
    I'll type up another response this evening with more info and more videos. Keep the questions coming.

  2. #72
    THE KING IN THE NORTH! TheBenior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,187
    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    Well this is an engineering issue -- assume that said theoretical Quiet Gun is fully engineered to work with subsonic ammunition vs repurposing an existing weapon system.
    For pistols it can be as easy as changing a spring that gets pulled out every time you clean it. However, few manufacturers are going to sell pistols from the factory set up specifically that way so long as you have to pay a $200 tax on top of the suppressor and wait several months for ATF approval. Per suppressor. Ironically, despite stiffer regulations on acquiring firearms, suppressors are usually much easier to acquire in European countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    Would a slower, bigger bullet have these issues? Bullet design is as critical as the gun it's fired from, right? #assumptions
    Slow bullets may still have these issues. Non-hollow point 45 ACP will shoot straight through people, and non-hollow point 9mm will as well. Bullet design in the form of expanding/fragmenting rounds is the solution. However, nothing is 100% in the real world. The old 147 gr 9mm rounds I cited worked fine in ballistic gel tests from full size test barrels. Throw in real world variables like heavier clothing than was used in the test along with shorter barrels or looser chambers reducing velocity, and you can get hollow points falling to expand. Hollow point design is tricky. Usually there's an optimum velocity range. If the bullet gets pushed too fast via a longer barrel or hotter than factory handloads, the bullet expands but the petals get pushed back, which can result in a smaller bullet than over penetrates. If the bullet is too slow, the hollow point will fail to expand and be more likely to zip right through people.

  3. #73
    After years of talking/thinking about it, I finally went out and purchased my first gun. I got a Remington 597. And while I went to the gun store originally wanting a Ruger 10/22, after seeing how much more they wanted for the Ruger, I went with the Remington. Ammo isn't too expensive (yet) and as far as I can tell, I can still purchase a high-capacity magazine. Gun has a 10 round magazine that comes stock. Canadian gun laws are somewhat vague still when it comes to magazine capacity. Certain guns have no magazine size limits, while others do.

  4. #74
    Dead Brand Ambassador dodint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    'Trep
    Posts
    2,383
    shakes is a great name for a guy with a rifle.

    Optics? 4x scope or iron sights for now?

    Cool deal. I still don't own a proper rifle, just my grandfathers old single shot .22.

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by dodint View Post
    shakes is a great name for a guy with a rifle.

    Optics? 4x scope or iron sights for now?

    Cool deal. I still don't own a proper rifle, just my grandfathers old single shot .22.
    Just the iron sights for now. I'm only planning to plink with it so we'll see how well I do without a scope. One of the things I like about .22s is that you can customize the crap out of them. They're like the Jeeps of the gun world. Everybody makes bolt-ons for them no matter what you're planning on doing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •