SILENCER SATURDAY #324: Countries Where The Suppressors Roam Free

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the brand new YHM 338 Bad Larry Suppressor. Last week Pete discussed suppressors with defined borders. This week I am taking over, in Pete’s absence, and the subject is countries where the suppressors roam free, with a focus on the “suppressor” belt in the Nordic.

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POTD: Schmidt & Bender 6-36×56 with InfiRay Outdoor Mate MAH50

Welcome to our Photo Of The Day! Every day, we feature a photograph or two. I took these images for an upcoming review of the brand new Schmidt & Bender 6-36×56 PM II (yes, it’s finally here!), so consider them a teaser of some sort. I also took the opportunity to fit the InfiRay Outdoor Mate MAH50 front attachment, which adds thermal capability to (almost) any riflescope with an adapter. The mount is from Spuhr.

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POTD: Pulsar Thermion DUO with Shield RMSx Red Dot

Welcome to another Photo Of The Day! At The Firearm Blog, we love to discover new gear and technologies and sometimes combine them together for even better functionality. Today we have the brand new Pulsar Thermion DUO DXP50 thermal scope with a Shield RMSx reflex sight.

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Sweden Makes Suppressors License Free

Finland and Norway already have very generous legislation and traditions for suppressors, and today Sweden joins the club. The new legislation means that suppressors should no longer be considered a firearm part and they no longer require a specific license to possess, as long as you have a permit to own the firearm onto which the suppressor fits.

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POTD: Finnish Army – These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

Photo Of The Day: What’s life in the military like? Well, the Finnish Army picture above is a great example of things that can happen. We can hear Nancy Sinatra’s – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ in the background. The rifle looks like an RK 62 M2, with an Ase Utra BoreLock flash hider and a front handguard with an M-LOK rail interface. The red dot is from Aimpoint.

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POTD: New Sako M23 DMR with Steiner M7Xi 2.9-20×50

TFB’s Photo Of The Day has become an impressive gallery, with an ever-growing number of images of firearms in all sorts of environments. Today we’re going to add one more, on the subject of a new era of semi-automatic Designated Marksman Rifles (DMR) that is seeing the light of day. The photo shows the Sako M23 DMR for the Finnish Defence Force. It’s a  semi-auto sniper rifle, AR-style and chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO. It has a short-stroke gas piston system.

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POTD: HeliSnipers with the new Heckler & Koch HK417P

The Firearm Blog was the first ever to report about the Heckler & Koch 417P, as the first pictures appeared together with Concamo almost two years ago. Since then, it has been rather quiet – until now. To the best of our knowledge, the HK417P has now been adopted by the Jagdkommando of the Austrian Bundesheer as their Designated Marksman Rifle. Quite a subject for our Photo Of The Day.

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New Ase Utra Suppressor for Heckler & Koch MP7

Ase Utra Oy from Suomi Finland have been manufacturing sound suppressors for hunting, sports and professional use since 1994. Their usual production exceeds over 10,000 units per year and they state that they are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sound suppressors. Their suppressors are not available in the United States and some other areas due to import regulations and restrictions, but it may still be of interest to TFB readers to see what is going on overseas in the development of suppressors. Nobody’s got an MP7 anyway…

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Sustainable Suppression – New Hush Products from ASE Utra

Ase Utra Oy from Finland have been manufacturing sound suppressors for hunting, sports and professional use since 1994. Their usual production exceeds over 10,000 units per year and they state that they are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sound suppressors.

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News from Finland: Tikka T3x Ultimate Precision Rifle

Riihimäki, Finland. Yes, that’s the birthplace for the new T3x Ultimate Precision Rifle, or UPR for short, which was just released together with 3 other new Tikkas.

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AU Radien – New Over-Barrel Suppressor from Ase Utra

Ase Utra Oy from Suomi, Finland is one of the largest manufacturers of sound suppressors in the World.

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POTD: Suppressed 9x19mm – Bergara BA-13 Takedown

So you think think the Ruger PC Carbine is too common and boring? Well, Today’s Photo Of The Day is going to give you some inspiration.

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TFB Exclusive: O.D. Green Valmet RK62 M3

In 1965 the Finnish Army adopted the 7.62x39mm Valmet RK62, and it has been produced in volumes over 350,000 by Valmet and Sako in Finland.

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POTD: Steyr Arms SSG M1 in .338 Lapua Magnum

We got to Austria for Today’s Photo Of The Day, to have a look at some new firearms and systems that have been introduced.

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World Premiere Test: Steiner M7Xi IFS 4-28×56 ballistic sight