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Suppressing a .22 Magnum

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by paetrw, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. paetrw

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    I have a Marlin 883 SS .22 Magnum. How hard would it be to suppress that? Would it even help since it's a super sonic bullet?
     
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    Not hard at all after you thread the barrel. SWR Spectre!!

    It is rated for .22LR, .22WMR, .17HM2, .17HMR, and 5.7x28.
     
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    what about the whole, "super-sonic bullet so it can't be effectively suppressed" thing?
     
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    So you get a sonic crack, big deal. It won't be hollywood quiet, but it will be MUCH quieter than it was unsuppressed.

    I shoot supersonic 9mm through my SBR sometimes. Yeah you get the crack, but I can still shoot it without muffs and be comfortable.
     
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    would sound attenuation suffer if I put a 5.56 can on it?
     
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    Noperz - a 5.56 can would do a great job of knocking down the SPL.
     
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    We would suggest the SWR Spectre.

    You could use a 556 can but weight would be an issue. If weight isn't an issue for you then go with a 556 can.
     
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    I was wanting to do the same thing. I have that HK 300 and wanting to suppress it, so I called Gemtech and asked them if my .22 Outback would hold up to it. They said no. It was for .22 LR only. The guy said if I want a good one to run with .22 mag then I should look at the Gemtech M4-02. It is for the 223, and they have tested it with the .22 mag and it took a lot of the sound out of it.
     

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