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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Daddybang » 16 Apr 2018, 7:59 pm

Southpaw wrote:Actually the only reason we’re pushing for suppressors down here is for the shooters OH&S. Obviously the fact that we wouldn’t be keeping people awake at night is a big plus. And there are a quite a few suburbs that back right onto farm land where shooting takes place.
So he is actually right.
And while we’ve got a government down here willing to actually listen to shooting groups we need to be pushing back against the anti’s. They say “you want to use suppressors so you can shoot in built up areas!” We say “no, we already legally shoot NEAR these built up areas, we just want to use suppressors so we don’t keep hard working Mum’s and Dad’s awake with all the noise”.
No matter what we do, the anti-gunners want our guns.
So we need to be honest about what shooters do, and why we need regulations changed.
Right now in Tassie, both political parties support shooters, with greens support at a historic low.
Strike while the irons hot.
Just like Howard did.


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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Daddybang » 16 Apr 2018, 8:04 pm

Bent Arrow wrote:
bigrich wrote:fellas, gazza, BFS. c'mon..... beers all round fellas :drinks: :thumbsup: :drinks: :lol: :drinks:


Most sensible thing I've read all day


Yep :drinks: :drinks: :drinks:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigrich » 16 Apr 2018, 8:48 pm

Wombat wrote:
bigrich wrote:here's a story for ya's. had a mate who while in england was shooting rabbits on crown land legally. or so he thought. was sighting up and heard "ahem" from behind him. was the local coppers. he was warned about a breach of the law. for not using a "sound suppressor" ! in england they WANT you to use a silencer so you don't disturb anyone. as has been said before, silencers are easy enough to make. have read somewhere special forces are issued with a adaptor that screws on the end of the muzzle to adapt a OIL FILTER ! with a perforated metal inner sleeve, a outer metal case and filter medium in between they apparently make a very good sound suppressor. i would put the hole in the end of the filter first though otherwise a nasty explosion may result. just what i read :unknown:

Actually one of the very few instances of bad people using suppressors in Australia was with such a device. A Man murdered three people in Melbourne and months later tried to commit an armed robbery in St Kilda rd with a sawn off Ruger 10/22 with an oil filter suppressor.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-or ... d47e7025f5


Yeah wombat. anyone who really wants one could do it easily . tell ya what though, i've heard your in it deep if ya got caught with one. wouldn't be worth losing your liscence over that's for sure. which comes back to a common denominator , the vast majority of gun crime ( if not all ), is commited by crims and dumbass wanna be gangsters who are unliscenced with illegal/unliscenced weapons. the anti's seem to avoid that fact altogether it would seem. :unknown:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigrich » 16 Apr 2018, 9:09 pm

your both wrong BFS ! their called "Quiet-ners " :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigfellascott » 16 Apr 2018, 9:15 pm

bigrich wrote:your both wrong BFS ! their called "Quiet-ners " :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Gaznazdiak » 16 Apr 2018, 9:19 pm

Right-o bigfella, I can see that it's important for you to have that last say.

What I don't understand is why you're getting so frothy over a simple expression of opinion.
What's this guy to you anyway?

You were correct about the original name for the suppressor and I was incorrect.
Congratulations.
That completely justifies your frothy tantrum.
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigfellascott » 16 Apr 2018, 9:21 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks: I'm glad I was able to educate you mate. :drinks:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Blackened » 17 Apr 2018, 11:40 am

I've had to edit a few posts here as the language was getting out of bounds.

You know the deal guys. No derogatory stuff, and don't get personal.
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigfellascott » 17 Apr 2018, 12:13 pm

Cheers Blackened, I apologise if I've upset or offended anyone, not my intention but sometimes it happens. :drinks:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Gwion » 17 Apr 2018, 1:48 pm

bigfellascott wrote:Or it could be that it would be a blessing for those who live close to ranges or in the outskirts of country towns whom don't wish to be hearing gunshots at night as roo culls or fox culls happen.


Yep. Our range is very close to town. Not that we would use suppressors as i don't think the comp rules allow so why practice with something you can't use in comp. This could change and doesn't apply to all target shooting, thiugh.

The point about culling is very valid. We often hear gunshots from the neighbours. Doesn't worry me but it would for some people.

Still. People should think about how they phrase things in public and the media. It may suck arse but we all have to act as ambassadors for the sport if wecwant any traction to effect positive change.
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by marksman » 17 Apr 2018, 3:27 pm

Gwion wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:Or it could be that it would be a blessing for those who live close to ranges or in the outskirts of country towns whom don't wish to be hearing gunshots at night as roo culls or fox culls happen.


Yep. Our range is very close to town. Not that we would use suppressors as i don't think the comp rules allow so why practice with something you can't use in comp. This could change and doesn't apply to all target shooting, thiugh.

The point about culling is very valid. We often hear gunshots from the neighbours. Doesn't worry me but it would for some people.

Still. People should think about how they phrase things in public and the media. It may suck arse but we all have to act as ambassadors for the sport if wecwant any traction to effect positive change.


exactly :thumbsup:
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by RoginaJack » 18 Apr 2018, 11:37 am

Been away for awhile over the ditch and called into a local sporting store - Hunting and Fishing at Tauranga on the North Island. The conversation got around to these attachments and was advised that Silencers are illegal in N.Z. but suppressors are not and used by at least 60% of hunters and are starting to be taking up by the rifle target shooter too.

These attachments are all locally manufactured in N.Z. and employ a good few people. So, don't refer to them as silencers, because they ain't , just as Suppressors.
Many rifle barrels come already factory threaded and are available as package deals - rifle, scope and suppressor... (Drool) 8-) :clap:

If you are ever over there drop in, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the difference... 8-)

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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigrich » 18 Apr 2018, 3:21 pm

choice RJ bro
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by Gaznazdiak » 19 Apr 2018, 8:20 pm

bigfellascott wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks: I'm glad I was able to educate you mate. :drinks:


That's the way!
You wouldn't be the first by a long shot, serves me right for gobbing off without checking my facts.
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Re: Perhaps not our best spokesman

Post by bigfellascott » 20 Apr 2018, 7:43 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:
bigfellascott wrote::lol: :lol: :lol: :drinks: I'm glad I was able to educate you mate. :drinks:


That's the way!
You wouldn't be the first by a long shot, serves me right for gobbing off without checking my facts.
:drinks:


Not a prob mate, glad to help :drinks:
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