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    I have a Gamo CFX that I use for backyard plinking. I would like to reduce the noise this rifle makes, but I am aware that silencers do not necessary work on springers. So, any hints/tips/advice on how not to bother the neighbours (when shooting!) would be appreciated. Previous neigbour did not mind, but the new occupants are real bunny huggers and totally anti-gun. Oh, and before I get flak on this, my backstop is a 2mm steel pellet catcher against a 3m high brick wall, there is a 2m high wall on the left, my house on the right and a double garage behind me.

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    i always have a silencer on my springer. it does reduce quite a bit noise. but the next noise u need worry about will be pellets hiting the trap. making those "DING. DING"

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    Shoot with bubblegum like we did in the good old days

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    Boondock, what silencer are you using? I would like details, please. The pellet trap is lined and I can insert a "wetpack" in the back to reduce noise.

    Neilg, that can't be good for the barrell, but how do you do that? I never did that, but then noise was not an issue in my good old days.

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    The bubblegum that worked BEST was Wicks (the pink one).
    Just break a little piece off, roll it in your hand and push into the barrel, nice tight fit will do it.
    Caution ... you shoot yourself ... it hurts ...

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    A silencer does help a bit and as you know every bit helps so try and get one - there's plenty of silencers in SA. The other trick is to tune the gun. That's a bit more complex and may need someone who is mechanically minded because several bits may need to be manufactured/engineered - like a tight fitting rear guide, a top guide and a sleeve to line the inside of your piston, to restrict the movement/vibratinos of the spring - that helps reduce the noise coming from the inside of the gun

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    I have read somewhere on the web about a guy who used a pack of window putty inside his pellet catcher. Shooting into the putty does not make any sound.


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    Using window putty (aka monkey Sh@#) in a trap is very efective and quiet. Just a mess to put it onto/in the backstop and clean it after a few 100 pellets.

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    Can also use a doormat (the coconut hair ones) and pin the paper target to that. Quite quiet - but eventually wears out. Reckon the flea market to be a cheap place for them.

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    kobus, i don't really know the make of my silencer. it says for 0.22 rimfire. u can get it from most of gunshop for R400. since my springer is qb36-2, so i need fit a thread adeptor on the muzzle then put silcener on.

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    Try Charles Ellis at Woodchucks, he'll need the od of the barrel. It'll cost you about R200 for the adapter + postage from Jo-burg. Better yet, get a slip-on silencer from them, it big & ugly but it worked perfectly on my Talon at full power.

    The silencer you got is probably a Manders - about 12cm long, 20mm thick, comes in black or silver and isn't very effective.

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    when attached silencer. the noise almost can't be pickup if stand 10m away from the shooting. but still hear the piston hitting sound. it's small sound like "tick"


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    Boondock
    What scope is that? Can you give me any advise on Tasco scopes? What and where to buy for how much? And mounts.

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    it's tasco 4-16x40 illumilated. made in china. cost R600.

    i wasn't happy about it at all at beginnging. the grouping changes all the time at 7m distance. its my fault, coz i didn't know how to zero a scope b4 and the minimum distance should be 10m.

    now i started to like it after i fit it on my talon. good accurecy especially at longer range like 50m-70m.

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    where did you buy it?

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