Suppressor Question

Doubledown1

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Feb 29, 2008
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I've heard of people using .30 cal cans on their .223. Does anyone know how well this works and if the sound is reduced much? I understand they are usually longer and heavier, but I'd like to get away with only one can and one tax stamp for now. Also, what is the going rate for having a barrel threaded?
 

300shooter

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Mar 6, 2008
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I wouldn't use a 30 cal on a 223 as the noise reduction is only like 10%.I would think if your going to spend the money for a can I would get one that is right for the cal.
 

schmellba99

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Mar 30, 2008
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You will get noticeable supression, but it won't be anywere in the range of what is capable for the round. I understand the want for one supressor for a range of rounds, but keep in mind that using a supressor for a round it is not designed for is going to produce less than desired results.

I am a fan of supressors, by the way.
 

p99guy

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May 26, 2008
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while a 5.56 suppressor will work great on a threaded 10/22, the same cannot be said for a .30 cal suppressor used on .223.....alot of times the threads made to go on a .30cal barrel, arent 1/2x28dpi used on .223 firearms.
The larger hole lets more gas escape before it has been slowed/cooled down, so it will be louder than a 5.56 suppressor to the point of probley still ring unprotected ears.
 

Renegade

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Mar 5, 2008
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I was present when MIL-STD sound testing was performed on a 5.56 gun and it used a AAC/762-SD (30cal), and AAC/M4-1000 (5.56mm) can and the reduction was identical.

Yankee Hill also report similar results with the 556/762 Phantom cans.
 

baboon

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May 6, 2008
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I recently contacted YHM in regards to 3 different suppressors. In their reply the even said that their 7.62 Phantom was fine for suppressing my 10/22. Now if you think about it they basically could of made an additional sale, but told me I didn't need to spend more of my money.
 

Joat

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Apr 28, 2008
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Kenefick, TX
I've been looking into suppressors for several different calibers and what I have found is that the difference in using a .30 cal can on a .223 is that you loose approximately 2-3 decibels in the suppression of the .223/22, so instead of a 15 decibel decrease you only get a 12-13 db reduction.
On the up side using a 30cal can on a 22 you have more volume so it won't "junk-up" as fast.

Joat
 

robbf213

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Jul 14, 2008
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Jefferson, TX
All mine work, 300 WBY through 338 Lapua can, 223 through 308. probably 75% effective compared to what they are with the proper caliber.
 
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