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About Jackalope

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  1. I wasn't crapping on anyone, I was providing an alternative. I've done Form 4's, and the wait can be frustrating. During these uncertain times, it's nice to have a working silencer in hand rather than having one at the FFL waiting for a stamp. Not preaching to anyone, sorry I got your panties in a wad.
  2. Black Hills 175 gr. .308 match has given me the best results. I've never tried any steel cased ammo, I've always used brass cased. I've run a bunch of surplus Portuguese NATO 7.62 with decent results, and the surplus ammo will bring down a deer very nicely.. At least two trees have been cut down due to the H&K. That's the only down side, it's possible to run through lots of ammo in an afternoon, but the gun always brings a smile to my face. Back in the early 80's I showed up to deer camp with it, and this was way before AR's were popular. My fellow hunters couldn't understan
  3. I can confirm that HK 91 will run quality .308. I've had mine for four decades, and it goes boom with whatever it's fed. I've also used it on white tail deer, and it performs admirably, though it is on the heavy side. Look for 5 round magazines for hunting purposes. 20 and 30 round magazines are readily available from sources like RTG Parts. Oh yeah, there's an ejection buffer available which helps with the brass damage, but the fluting still occurs on the cartridges. I'm still able to reload the brass, though it can't be reloaded as often as some other firearms due to the fluting.
  4. No problem there. All of upstate NY is conservative, except for Albany and Rochester. The problem is specifically NYC. In the last election for Governor, I believe almost every Upstate county went for the Republican candidate, but it didn't matter since NYC always decides the vote. I'm afraid the same thing will eventually happen in Tennessee due to Nashville and Memphis, I can already see it beginning to happen.
  5. 9/32" That was the size recommended to me by someone that had constructed a similar suppressor. It's large enough to allow the projectile to pass, but it's small enough to diminish the sonic wave. Remember not to do any drilling until you have the tax stamp in hand.
  6. The Adirondacks and New York City are like two different countries, not even remotely related. For instance, New York State handgun licensees are banned from carrying in NYC, though the license is fine for the rest of the State. All firearms have to be registered in NYC, and you must have a license to even keep long guns in your home, and the home premises licenses are very difficult to obtain. I'm originally from the Adirondacks. and my wife was a NYC resident. If I made the 6 hour trip to NYC, I had to completely disarm, even pocket knife sizes are regulated. Needless to say, i
  7. Or do a Form 1 .22 build. The wait time for a Form 1 is 4-6 weeks versus 8-12 months for the Form 4's.
  8. I just finished a .22 suppressor build, using a floor model Craftsman drill press, which is easily over 50 years old. The tolerances aren't as tight as you would think. Most folks overbore by .06 inches for safety. For the first time builder, you might want to go with .08 inches, until you're comfortable with your mechanical skills. For my .22 build, I used a 9/32" drill bit. The resulting suppressor is significantly quieter than my other commercial .22 suppressor. However, my Form 1 build has 7 baffles versus 4 baffles in the commercial silencer. I should note that the kit that I used h
  9. Just to give you an idea of what the components look like before they were drilled:
  10. I purchased my kit from a vendor at one of the Knoxville gun shows. If someone wanted to be completely off the books, I suppose they could pay cash. Anyways, purchasing from them allowed me to see different sizes of tubes, and the differences in baffles. Since the one I built is for .22, I went with stainless steel for the baffle next to the blast chamber, and aluminum alloy for the other six baffles. Overall the fit is very good and it looks like a commercial suppressor. Their kits come in various lengths and diameters, depending upon the caliber of the build. I don't know if they have
  11. I received a F1 stamp on June 30th, the wait time was 5 weeks. I went the solvent kit route for a .22 build. Used a drill press to drill the seven baffles. I'm very pleased with the final result. It's definitely quieter than my commercial .22 suppressor, but it's twice the size too, so it's no surprise. The drilling took less than an hour, and then I checked the coincentricity with a guide rod. I had the tube engraving done by Tennessee Suppressor Shop on their laser engraver.
  12. Schlicter's "Indian Country" was very good, IMHO it's the best of the series thus far. "Collapse" was okay, it does give a good idea of how guerillas operate. I'm looking forward to his next novel.
  13. Congratulations! I've had a license for over 40 years, an extra class licensee over 20 years. Yup, had to do code for all of the classes, except Tech and Advanced. 73 and good luck with your coming exams. VA2HGS 4S7ASG KA2---


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