It took me 13 months to get two form 4s approved despite holding a security clearance. In fact, both my applications went to the FBI for research which took an additional 3 months to clear.Good luck on the suppressor. I have played the game a few times and these days, always seem to have one "in process." When you call the ATF to check the status, be advised the access for the customer service people has changed so all they can tell you is that it is in process. They used to tell you what stage it was in, when it went to the FBI, etc. But plan on a year. The one I have in process now, the check was cashed on 11/29/18. When I called last week, it was still in process.
On the point of this thread, nice rifle and good shooting. Good luck with handloading. I think you will find it a satisfying expansion of your shooting-related activities.
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