WeaponsMan: The Clandestine Rifle Range

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Very interesting.

Food for thought once things get sporty.

4 responses to “WeaponsMan: The Clandestine Rifle Range

  1. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.

  2. SemperFi, 0321

    I saw one of these tire mufflers set up on a ranch about 10 yrs ago, really intrigued me, sort of a giant rubber Maxim.

  3. I’ve played around with baffle tunnels since reading about them in the early 80s. Friends and I have made them out of just about everything possible. Some last forever; some last just a few shots.
    A few observations:
    Field expedient tunnels that can be easily constructed and quickly dismantled after taking a shot are just as effective as fancy or elaborate permanent setups as long as the basic design as illustrated in the op is adhered to.
    Sound attenuation at the gun is nonexistent. You still need ear protection.
    Baffle tunnels mask both distance and direction to the source with an effectiveness that increases with distance and varies with environmental factors. They seem to work best on clear days with some wind.
    Tunnels hide muzzle flash very well.
    4 – 6 feet is a good, effective, practical length.
    If you have a permanent tunnel set up on your range in warm weather the reaction to the swarm of angry wasps aroused by the first shot can be pretty comical to someone watching from a safe distance. Not so much for the guy on the gun. Check for nests inside the tunnel before using it.

  4. HHH Old Vet.

    Here’s one, “sound does Not travel in a vacuum.”