As a Remington 700 owner (like RF), I’m really looking forward to testing the new Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD. As much as I’ve been salivating over shooting a suppressed rifle, I’m almost overwhelmed by the hassles and delays involved. My new state law [Washington] won’t take effect until late July. My sheriff won’t even think of signing any ATF applications (his signature is required) until the law takes effect. Another problem: there’s only one Class III manufacturer/dealer in Washington state, and they only sell to military and law enforcement . . .
My understanding: every time a suppressor changes hands, the $200 stamp has to be paid for and approved in advance. I’m uncertain whether another fee has to be paid to return the suppressor to the manufacturer. This stuff is, pardon my french, really fucked up shit. I’m a lawyer and I’m not even sure what means what or what the procedures are. It doesn’t help that it’s not even legal in my state yet, and thus NOBODY has ever done it before.