Wow, Just Shot Wolverine w/o Huggett

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    bowwild
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    For most of you highly experienced air rifle shooters will find what I’m about to relate is obvious.  

    While squirrel hunting yesterday I contemplated “making” my Daystate Wolverine B Hi-Lite shorter for carrying in the woods.  I thought I might see if the Huggett suppressor would come off. I learned on this forum that they simply unscrew off this gun. It came off easily. 

    So, I shot about 15 shots on my lower level (my wife hates me calling the walk-out a “basement”), I unscrewed the Huggett – not the barrel shroud, just the suppressor on the end.  Then I took ONE shot. I was very surprised how much louder (.25 at about 45 FPE) this rifle was without the suppressor!  I quickly put it back on. I concluded I might as well hunt with my .22 LR if I wasn’t going to keep this thing on the end. I don’t need to be backyard or even “basement” friendly but one of the HUGE attractions to me of air rifles is the much more quiet report.

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    30cal
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    Makes you wonder what all the fuss is about with putting a muffler on a firearm huh? Yes its an eye (ear) opener the first time you shoot one without the suppressor. I was shocked the first time I did that with my .22 Marauder. Of course I did it in the house which made it much worse HAHA!

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    Strikey
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    Welcome to my world, Bowwild, down here in Oz we are not allowed to have such niceties as suppressors/LDC’s/ silencers or whatever else they may be known as, so you definitely know when you have fired a shot and so does everybody else,lol

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    Dan25
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    Strikey I agree that we should be allowed to put silencers on our firearms.  I live in the States where you will be ticketed for not having a muffler on your truck or motor bike and placed in prison for putting one on your rifle. That’s what you get for letting politicians dictate the rules.

    bowwild thanks for the report on the Huggett, a great bit of kit as they say across the pond.

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    bowwild
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    To be honest, while the Huggett looks pretty cool, I’d prefer the cleaner look of just the full length shrouded barrel. I tried this on a whim because I wondered if these things were more a marketing ploy than functional. Definitely functional!

    The reason I wondered if a “ploy” is because I’ve watched and listened to a few videos where one rifle is being compared to another. Frankly, I can rarely tell the difference in report. I had never watched one though that compared with and without a suppressor.

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    Nutcracker
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    “bowwild”To be honest, while the Huggett looks pretty cool, I’d prefer the cleaner look of just the full length shrouded barrel. I tried this on a whim because I wondered if these things were more a marketing ploy than functional. Definitely functional!

    The reason I wondered if a “ploy” is because I’ve watched and listened to a few videos where one rifle is being compared to another. Frankly, I can rarely tell the difference in report. I had never watched one though that compared with and without a suppressor.

    For some reason a lot of videos do not pick up the sound very well of pcp rifles being shot.  I also agree , the larger diameter at the muzzle end is not attractive.  You know you could have someone  make you some adapters for the breech and put a Benamin marauder  style shroud , maybe make it about 22″ long .  That would give you about 7″ of  space between muzzle and  end of shroud. The rifle will look better  IMO.  Just a thought.

     

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    rwsmike
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    Take the shroud off a cricket and your ears will ring ….it’s louder than my ruger 10/22

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    Michael
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    It is always surprising to me how loud a short blast of a can be. Even from a .22 with a short barrel.

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    dodge3500
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    Lol yeah took the shroud off the cricket carbine and I almost sharted.:)
    The carbine is backyard friendly with shroud but without will probably get the cops called on me.:( lol

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    chasdicapua
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    The first time I shot a Hatsan Galatian .25 I used to have I was amazed at how loud it was. The shot rang out and echoed like a fire arm!! I quickly got a TKO moderator for it. On the other hand, the first time I shot my FX Royale 200 in .22 with the full length shroud, I thought the gun was defective because it basically didn’t make any sound!!

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    AJ3
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    When I first received my Airwolf, removed the Hugget to see how much it actually reduced the sound level.  Unfortunately, I did it in our basement and not only did my ears ring for hours but scared my wife as she thought I had accidently fired a 22 rim fire in the house!

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