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#5512558 - 01/01/15 09:15 AM Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Boerne, Tx
Only have Gen1 and debating on getting a Suppresor.
What would be a good cheap rifle in a caliber that will put down pigs and axis.
I have a AR but don't want to change its current setup and it is a great truck gun that shoots sub moa.

Maybe a upper in 6.8 or .300 blackout?
Was thinking maybe a bolt gun in .308 or .300 black

Shots on property I will be using it on all shots will be under 100yds.
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#5512702 - 01/01/15 10:31 AM Re: Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor [Re: NewJeep]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 2450
Loc: Dallas, TX
Ruger 77/44 is what I picked. I'll get mine when Form 4 jail ends.
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#5512855 - 01/01/15 11:44 AM Re: Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor [Re: NewJeep]
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Registered: 10/22/11
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#5512923 - 01/01/15 12:12 PM Re: Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor [Re: syncerus]
dizzy17 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/12
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Ruger 77/44 is what I picked. I'll get mine when Form 4 jail ends.

I like the way you think. If I ever go suppressed, I was going this route as well. I like the idea of the heavy large diameter bullet when going subsonic.

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#5512936 - 01/01/15 12:19 PM Re: Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor [Re: NewJeep]
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Reports from the field indicate the 300 grain Hornady XTP @ 1050 fps works really well at ranges under 75 yards. The combo also has mild recoil, an important concern with NV. I'd love to go 458 Socom, but I can't believe that's NV safe for most gear. The action noise is also a strong negative.
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#5513702 - 01/01/15 05:35 PM Re: Good Cheap Platform for Nightvision and Suppresor [Re: NewJeep]
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Do a Ruger American Predator. It's a bolt action with scope rail and threaded barrel. For 100 yards, pick any caliber you want. For quiet subs, go with the 300 blk.
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