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#6195290 - 02/19/12 03:40 PM Suppressor Question(s)
M3taco Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
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I've been thinking about getting a suppressor.

Here is what I currently understand:

1. Need to apply to BATF and pay the $200 "tax" for the can.
2. Need local LE to sign off on it.
3. If/When approved the same can can be used on multiple weapons of the same caliber.

Here is what I am interested in doing. I am thinking about getting a can for .223 cal and also being able to use it on a .22 cal and a .22 Mag. It is my understanding that the size and suppression ability of one for a .223/5.56 would be a bit of over-kill when fitted on a .22LR/.22 Mag., but that shouldn't be too much of a problem...right?

Am I missing anything?
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#6195352 - 02/19/12 03:55 PM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
northcountry Offline
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m3taco
I have been told by a shop owner that a larger "Can" can be used on a smaller Diameter bore size he suggested for a hand gun to get a 45 and then use it on lesser calibers. He also indicated that surprising an over-sized "Can' actually works better. I don't know if true just passing on what I was told. Suggest you check it out for your self. Good Luck. Cheers NC
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#6195356 - 02/19/12 03:55 PM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
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Originally Posted By: m3taco
I've been thinking about getting a suppressor.

Here is what I currently understand:

1. Need to apply to BATF and pay the $200 "tax" for the can.
2. Need local LE to sign off on it.
3. If/When approved the same can can be used on multiple weapons of the same caliber.

Here is what I am interested in doing. I am thinking about getting a can for .223 cal and also being able to use it on a .22 cal and a .22 Mag. It is my understanding that the size and suppression ability of one for a .223/5.56 would be a bit of over-kill when fitted on a .22LR/.22 Mag., but that shouldn't be too much of a problem...right?

Am I missing anything?
That's all correct. You might ask on subguns.com for any specific cans that've produced better results in multiuse applications.
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#6195369 - 02/19/12 03:59 PM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
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You've pretty much got it figured out. A lot of people will tell you not to use rimfire's in a centerfire can because of lead build up inside of it. I've done it for a long time and have never had any trouble. The secret is to make a solution of 50% auto-transmission fluid and 50% mineral spirits. After you shoot the can with rimfires let it soak a few days in your solution. I usually keep mine in a big Gatoraide bottle. The transmission fuild has detergents in it that keeps the lead off the walls.

A local guy that owns a suppressor company turned me onto the idea.

Terry
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#6197138 - 02/20/12 05:45 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
mike762 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/07
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Originally Posted By: m3taco
I've been thinking about getting a suppressor.

Here is what I currently understand:

1. Need to apply to BATF and pay the $200 "tax" for the can.
2. Need local LE to sign off on it.
3. If/When approved the same can can be used on multiple weapons of the same caliber.

Here is what I am interested in doing. I am thinking about getting a can for .223 cal and also being able to use it on a .22 cal and a .22 Mag. It is my understanding that the size and suppression ability of one for a .223/5.56 would be a bit of over-kill when fitted on a .22LR/.22 Mag., but that shouldn't be too much of a problem...right?

Am I missing anything?


Sounds as if you have included everything but the wait. I just received the tax stamp for my first can after an exact six month wait. I sent the package in on 15 August, they cashed the check on the 18th, and I received the stamp last week.

One thing that you might consider doing is looking into creating a trust to own the can so that members of the trust may inherit the can when you die. I'm not sure exactly how this works, but I'm looking into it as I'm finding that suppressors are kind of like 'tater chips, you can't have just one.
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#6197605 - 02/20/12 08:04 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: mike762]
ready_on_the_right Offline
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Loc: GA, USA
+ one million on the Trust!!


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#6197752 - 02/20/12 08:49 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
Gene L Offline
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Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 4773
Loc: Georgia
I've got three suppressors, two .22 caliber, one centerfire. There are a couple of problems with center/rim interchangability. First is the diameter of the threading; my centerfire suppressor has a larger thread than my .22s. Getting the all-purpose suppressor hasn't been my experience. And a rimfire suppressor (which will fit an AR flash hider) won't adequately suppress a 5.56.

Second is that a large suppressor (centerfire) will often block iron sights. Can't see them with that big can on the end. This is the case with a pistol of mine, even with a .22 suppressor...it's quiet, but I can't see the front sight. No problem with a scoped rifle.

My best suppressor is the 10-22 with the full barrel suppressor. Looks like a heavy barrel 10-22 and is pretty quiet.
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#6197937 - 02/20/12 09:38 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: Gene L]
M3taco Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 405
Thanks for the inputs so far.

A little more detail - I'm thinking of using the can on a single shot rifle (H&R) as the primary platform for all three barrels. All barrels would be with scope mounts and the barrel contour and muzzle ends are just about the same.
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#6197961 - 02/20/12 09:44 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: Gene L]
mike762 Offline
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I just received the stamp and picked up my Gem-Tech Outback II. I have three firearms upon which I can use it, a 10/22, a Savage Mk IIFVSR, and a Ruger Mk II. I love this thing!! Quiet, and doesn't affect accuracy that I can tell. Did I mention that I love it?
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#6197965 - 02/20/12 09:45 AM Re: Suppressor Question(s) [Re: M3taco]
mike762 Offline
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Are the barrels threaded, and if so what pitch?
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