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#3707437 - 07/11/14 08:12 AM Explain this to me...
BlountArrow
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I was flipping through the Gander Mtn flyer I received in the mail (I usually give it about 5 min of my time before it hits the trash can) and noticed a .22 with a muzzle break/flash suppressor. Why would you need that on a $200 semi-auto rimfire rifle? It seems pointless to me but maybe I was wrong. Just for looks?
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#3707461 - 07/11/14 08:35 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: BlountArrow]
Rubberduck270
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I can explain it in a single word: Tacti-cool.

If it's black and looks tactical, people will buy it.
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#3707465 - 07/11/14 08:39 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: Rubberduck270]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Rubberduck270
I can explain it in a single word: Tacti-cool.

If it's black and looks tactical, people will buy it.


That's kinda what I figured - simply a marketing tool. I just wondered if I was missing something.
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#3707472 - 07/11/14 08:43 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: BlountArrow]
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Unless it's a mount for a suppressor, it's not doing a whole lot.
This one?
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#3707553 - 07/11/14 10:28 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: infoman jr.]
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Flash suppressors are cool. They must be. They have them on air soft guns.

I guess if you were gonna shoot at someone with a 22 you would want a flash suppressor because you definitely would not want the shootee shooting back at you because he might have something with a lot more oomph.

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#3707603 - 07/11/14 11:41 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: infoman jr.]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
Unless it's a mount for a suppressor, it's not doing a whole lot.
This one?


;\) Yep that's it.
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#3707653 - 07/11/14 01:22 PM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: BlountArrow]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
Unless it's a mount for a suppressor, it's not doing a whole lot.
This one?


;\) Yep that's it.

Yeah, that's silly unless you had a suppressor. Then I could see getting the threaded barrel.
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#3707891 - 07/11/14 08:26 PM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: infoman jr.]
ratsnakeboogy
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At least the barrel is threaded so if you decide on a suppressor later you won't have that expense.
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#3708062 - 07/12/14 06:52 AM Re: Explain this to me... [Re: DaveB]
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
I guess if you were gonna shoot at someone with a 22 you would want a flash suppressor because you definitely would not want the shootee shooting back at you because he might have something with a lot more oomph.

Flash suppressors block the flash for the shooter, not the target.
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