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.223 In a .22 can.

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Seth247, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Seth247

    Seth247 Sharpshooter

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    Well I seem to have suppressor fever at the moment and I was wondering if any of you have heard one way or another about shooting .223/5.56 through a .22lr can.

    I ask cause I have an AR-15 and plan to but a p22 down the road, and I would like to suppress them both with one can. And .22lr cans are cheap.

    I know that .22 cans are much smaller than those built for .223 but I'm wondering if that would just equate to less noise suppression, which is okay cause using it on the rifle would just be for cool factor anyway since you can't easily buy subsonic .223(and what would be the point).

    but I'm also wondering if shooting the higher pressure .223/5.56 with the can on could damage the can.

    Any input?

    And dont try and convince me to just buy a .223 can, I'm cheap. :) (unless you know of a good .223 can for around 250$)
     
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    No, the pressures in the .223/5.56 cartridge are way too high for a .22lr suppressor. I've not witnessed anyone trying it but I'd bet you'd blow the can apart. The reason the .22lr cans (especially the $250 ones) are so much less expensive than the .223 cans is because they aren't made using as heavy guage material to withstand the higher pressure.
     
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    But, then again, the Spectre isn't a $250 can.

    All I can say is if you get a YHM Mite and try it, I want to see video of the shooting and the resulting failure.
     
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    That would be epic.
     
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    That's what I figured. Any body point me to th cheapest .223 suppressor?
     
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    Probably a Tac-16 if they still make it. Although, you're probably not going to be happy with a 5.56 can. They are very effective, but compared to pretty much every other caliber they aren't as impressive IMO. I wouldn't get a 5.56 suppressor as my first one for that reason.
     
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    You guys lack that sense of adventure and the willingness to take chances.

    Remember, Success favors the bold!


    ROFL
     

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