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Need help making a suppressor choice.

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by rickm, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. rickm

    rickm Sharpshooter

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    I'm looking at buying a can and jumping thru all the hops but cant make my mind up on which one i need.
    What im looking for is a can that will work with different calibers i have (pistol and rifle) ( 22lr - 7.62X39 ) and i shot alot of lead so need one i can take apart and clean. Any suggestions from those that knows more about them than i do so i will have something to go with when i go to buy.
     
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    I want to see the responses to this question as I am in kind of the same situation.. would like to have something that works primarily for a 300 blk but it would be nice if I could use it on the 5.56 or a 9 mm pistol once in a while.
     
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    Rickm, you need a designated 22lr can and a 30 cal can. Any can that is multipurpose will not suppress as well as a designated caliber can but it will suppress. This is what I have been advised to do. That is if I owned a gun. :)

    Russ, you need two cans as well. You need a 30 cal can and then a 9mm can unless you want a multicaliber can for pistols. A 45 can with changeable pistons would cover your pistols.

    The 30 cal can needs to be quick detach and then you get other thread pitch flash hidders
     
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    To me for what your saying is I would need 6 different cans cause that is how many calibers i have right now with threaded barrels and i dont forsee my checkbook allowing me to get that many anytime soon. I was just looking for some options before i jumped off the cliff. But if thats the only options i have will have to go back to the drawing board and see which i would prefer the most.
     
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    I'd def recommend 2 different cans. A 22 can and a 30 cal, this would give you the most versatility. Suppressors can't do everything and if you try that you won't like what you have. Semi auto pistols have to have a piston to work.

    I'd tell you from experience not to shoot lead 22 in a can, its nots fun to clean.
     
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    .22lr is dirty and you want to be able to take it apart to clean it. Several companies make .22lr cans that can be disassembled for cleaning. Center fire is a lot cleaner and most center fire cans are not made to be taken apart.
     
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    .22lr you want take apart for cleaning. .30 cal has enough blast force to clean with each subsequent shot.
     
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    You would not need six different cans but a single 30 cal quick detach and then flash hidders to match cal and thread pitch of each firearm.
     
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    I agree on the .30 Cal Can for centerfire. I have a silencerco Harvester in jail right now that is good for .223 to .300 Win Mag.
    I didn't want the flash hider adaptors as depending on how many calibers your going to use it for, you would need an adaptor for each gun. I know folks that have more money in adaptors/flash/quick detach than they have in the can itself.
    The Silencerco has a threaded insert to take care of the most common threads used in the US. All of my guns fall into this category. So, by buying two adaptors I can fit the can to multiple rifles.
     
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    Don’t buy any...it’s a sickness that will spread into wanting a surpessor for all your guns. Don’t buy like a SICO hybrid that does all, you won’t be happy. Buy a rim fire can and a .30 cal can. I’d buy a pistol can last but are great on sub guns.
     

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