1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.

.22 vs .223 suppressor

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Maverick21, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Maverick21

    Maverick21 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Location:
    Moore
    I've been riding the fence on getting a suppressor and decided that I'm going to be getting one come... lets say sept, oct time frame ;-). So my thinking has been to get a dedicated .22 can since that's what I plan to shoot the vast majority of the time. And then maybe in the future get a 7.62 can to serve the .308 and .223 shooting if I decide to go that road. But I've also considered getting just a .223 can to serve for both purposes after shooting another gentleman's ruger with a .223 can (I would also probably consolidate calibers). It was heavy but very effective.

    My question is, do any of you ever shoot your .223 cans on your .22? Is there a sound reduction difference between say, an as sparrow and a decent .223 can?
     
  2. Glocktogo

    Glocktogo Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    25,181
    Likes Received:
    5,008
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Location:
    Collinsville
    Rating
    100%
    I'd never shoot .22LR in my .223 can and the manufacturers don't recommend it. FWIW, I use my SS Sparrow a LOT more than my M42K.
     
  3. 338Shooter

    338Shooter Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    17,342
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    Get off my lawn.
    Rating
    100%
    Bad idea. You could kiss your warranty good buy as well. Even the take apart tac-16 is not warranted for use with rimfire.
     
  4. Maverick21

    Maverick21 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Location:
    Moore
    Interesting. What would be the logic behind that?
     
  5. CAR-AR-M16

    CAR-AR-M16 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    5,633
    Likes Received:
    132
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2005
    Location:
    Duncan
    Rating
    100%
    .22LR is a low presure round, but it is very dirty and will lead up your can after a while. When you shoot a high pressure .223 round thru a leaded up can you risk rupturing the can or dislodging some of the lead and getting a baffle strike. Most .22LR cans can be taken apart to get the lead out (or you can send the sealed ones back to the mfr. for a rebuild), but most .223 cans are sealed.
     
  6. 338Shooter

    338Shooter Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    17,342
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Location:
    Get off my lawn.
    Rating
    100%
    Bingo.
     
  7. if your thinking multi can use, think AAC tirant or some others by liberty. 9mm pistol cans. you can get those that come apart for cleaning...
     
  8. dwkennedy

    dwkennedy Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    I use my tac16 for rimfire, but I'm not going back the other way till I take it apart and clean all the lead and crap out of it. Which will probably be never when my SDN-6 gets here :)
     

Share This Page