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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:50 pm

spuddlymore wrote:Just occured to me, anyone think "the law" might monitor sites like this?


If they do they don't seem to be taking much action. Considering there is a UK spudgun forum I doubt it...

Of course here we're very careful not to promote/describe/approve of outright illegal activities, though one must admit there are plenty of grey areas.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:00 pm

spuddlymore wrote:Just occured to me, anyone think "the law" might monitor sites like this?


You can be pretty certain that they do. Most websites based around controversial content will be monitored to some extent. However, the average spudder likely doesn't have to worry about getting "caught" as a result of their online activity alone. Unless serious crime is involved, law enforcement agencies typically won't bother to track you down or monitor your online activity.
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Unread postAuthor: spuddlymore » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:00 pm

The UK forum is all but dead, only a handfull of regulars. I'm finding it usefull though, they can "translate" some things.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:10 pm

SpudBlaster15 wrote:Unless serious crime is involved, law enforcement agencies typically won't bother to track you down or monitor your online activity.


Back on spudtech I remember a guy had joined the forum wanting to know how to make a BBMG so he could "deal with bullies at school", that sort of content is immediately frowned upon because aside from being wrong and illegal it endangers the integrity of what is, if followed correctly, is a very satisfying and educational hobby.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:32 pm

spuddlymore wrote:I think if I'm careful and considerate, I'm not going to get caught.

You probably won't end up with any trouble if you're not an idiot about it.

However, I wouldn't trust in that logic of yours.
If the fuzz try to deal with a relatively harmless individual doing creative plumbing, they get headlines like "Police arrest firearms manufacturer".
If they attempt to deal with the kids with the Glocks shoved down the back of their knickers, they get headlines like "Two police officers shot".

Unfortunately, policing does often come down to statistics, what the media would think, and the cost of actually dealing with something (cost including finance, time and risk of serious injury/death).

Just occurred to me, anyone think "the law" might monitor sites like this?

I make the basic assumption that they could. However, the British rozzers are unlikely to have the time to extensively browse what is on the surface, a US forum full of teenagers with an interest in airborne potatoes.

As SpudBlaster15 says, as long as you avoid actually causing any big alarms, like giving them the idea you're about to be (or have been) a major threat to anyone or anything, you shouldn't have any problems.
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Unread postAuthor: blackhawk13 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:27 pm

No one said anything about suppressors being legal, just that he was making plans for one :)
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:39 pm

spuddlymore wrote:Low key all the way, already making plans for silencers/supressors.

Stick with long barreled pneumatics and supressors are entirely unnecessary. I used to have a pneumatic that shot at about 250 ft*lbs. It was quiet enough that it wouldn't even disturb a normal conversation.
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Unread postAuthor: spuddlymore » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:04 pm

D_Hall wrote:
Stick with long barreled pneumatics and supressors are entirely unnecessary. I used to have a pneumatic that shot at about 250 ft*lbs. It was quiet enough that it wouldn't even disturb a normal conversation.

Thank you, I'll bear that in mind. Is the length/diameter ratio important?
I was actually thinking of aiming quite high and try to emulate my fellow limey Hotwired by making something similar (ie rip off) to Copperhead.
I'll just give it a longer barrel. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:28 pm

spuddlymore wrote:Is the length/diameter ratio important?

No. Or at least, not for the reasons being discussed. What IS important is the pressure in the barrel and chamber at the moment the projectile leaves the barrel is. The lower the pressure(s), the quieter the gun for any given sized projectile.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:15 pm

D_Hall wrote:
spuddlymore wrote:Is the length/diameter ratio important?

No. Or at least, not for the reasons being discussed. What IS important is the pressure in the barrel and chamber at the moment the projectile leaves the barrel is. The lower the pressure(s), the quieter the gun for any given sized projectile.

Just like opening a bottle of champagne. If it is still carbonated it'll go "pop". If it has leaked or otherwise gone flat then it wont "pop" when being opened.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:17 pm

ooops double posted
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Unread postAuthor: spuddlymore » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:22 pm

Now I'm thinking longer barrell, and supressor. Very quiet middle class suburbia where I live.
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