Anyone shooting shorter barrelled suppressed?

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  1. 3warbird

    3warbird Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here shooting a shorter barrelled suppressed rifle for coyotes and or whitetail? Please reply with details and pics if possible.

    Building a 18in m24 contour fluted and threaded 243 win, Manners folder, on a trued 700 action.

    Just looking for guidance from the ones already running this way. Pro and cons, maybe trial and errors.
     
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  2. sea2summit

    sea2summit Well-Known Member

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    12.5” count? It has its purpose ;)
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  3. X47guy

    X47guy Well-Known Member

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    What do you wanna know?

    20” 308

    16.5” 6.5x47L

    16” 300 blk out.

    All surpressed, all killing SC white tails and pigs.
     
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  4. 3warbird

    3warbird Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I'm looking for, looks like my 243 will fall right in there with yours. Va whitetail, coyotes, hogs in GA in January.
    Just looking to see what people are running and if they have any advise on something I need to do different or whatever.
    1st suppressor I've ever had and not very familiar with them.
     
  5. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    Running 18" 223 AI and 20" 308 works great. I shoot all bolt guns with a can now
     
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  6. samson7x

    samson7x New Member

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    I’m building a 20” 6.5 PRC....because I’m crazy like that. Will be hunting deer, elk, and hogs with it.
     
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  7. X47guy

    X47guy Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much the same as shooting a 26” barrel suppressed just a lot slower.

    if you hand load them you can pick up some velocities with different powders.
     
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  8. 3warbird

    3warbird Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning to load 87gr bergers over RL17, works great in my other 243 rifles, just have to fine tune it for this rifle.
    Speed is not that big of an issue as I won't shoot this rifle over 300 yards, I have other rifles for that. Mainly going to be for night predator hunting and my kids to shoot.
     
  9. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    I'm building a 6.5 sherman on 22' for can
     
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  10. Shane431

    Shane431 New Member

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    I’ve got a 17” 7-08. It’s taken a few deer! I’m shooting 162 gr eldm.
     

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  11. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    20” 6.5 Creed suppressed here. Is my primary whitetail rifle
     
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  12. 3warbird

    3warbird Well-Known Member

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    Never thru 7mm-08 into the equation of calibers to choose from, good choice tho! I'm a 7mm nut too.
     
  13. Shane431

    Shane431 New Member

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    I’m getting 2515 fps on the 162 gr eldm. It’s a great for Texas blind hunting and using a suppressor.
     
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  14. Ckgworks

    Ckgworks Well-Known Member

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    I have a question for you......you have both a 308 and a 6.5x47. I have been kicking around building one of these with a 18" barrel for a kind of all around out to 500 yard gun, with a secondary plan of getting a suppressor at some point. I know I could load the 308 subsonic and it would be really quiet, but how loud is a suppressed 6.5x47? A neighbors house is about 300 yards away, and while they don't care, I really hate shooting yotes after dark in the red light. Watching videos is really hard to get a feel for how loud the sonic crack really is..... So in short, how offensive is a suppressed 6.5x47 going off if you were 100-300 yards away? Let's pretend you were down range, which I assume would be the loudest.....