Detached suppressor ?

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  1. John Klingenberg

    John Klingenberg Well-Known Member

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    Ive seen a 55 gallon drum set on legs in front of a bench. The hole through the center was a good 8 inches, plenty to see through. The drum had five plywood baffles and foam glued and stapled all over. It worked really well to mitigate noise. Can do anything about sonic crack. If anything needed to be changed the lid just clamped on so you can get inside easy enough. I'm on both sides here. I like to have and be a good neighbor. I shoot mostly canned because I just like to have them on. It's not always possible, especially when I'm testing bullets that may be marginally stable or the rifle isnt set up for a suppressor. My saving grace is i have land and access to more. I did have a terrible neighbor before who thought he owned my place. We had some run ins. One day he called telling me no shooting allowed, lol. Then he said I couldn't ride my four wheelers down my fence line because it was, get this, "beyond his comfort level". After that I never shot with a can on and I rode my loudest bike up and down the fence at will. I even thought about putting a kennel up and buying a few hounds for next to his line.
     
  2. Popeye59

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    I saw a couple photos online where some guy built something similar but used a 6' long plastic 2' diameter corrugated culvert tube. He had a wood endcap with a 1' diameter hole and lined it all with egg crate foam. He said it worked pretty well.
     
  3. cartmanea

    cartmanea New Member

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    I grew up in the country, shooting all the time, but now live on a few acres just outside a college town. Neighbors are a very mixed bag, including a sherif next door. For that reason, I have an archery range on the property, but take all firearms to the range I belong to. I’ve never shot on the property out of respect for the neighbors, but I will if I have to (coyote, etc).

    With that said, I like the tire idea, and I have a friend that bought property with several hundred junk tires on it!
     
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  4. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like grounds for an experiment to me :D. Archery is out for me although it was a big part of my life for a lot of years. Ran all over the country shooting national stuff. Did pretty good too. Won shooter of the year in my class in 2000. A fried neck w 3 bad discs and my nerve cord laying against a vert have ended my bow drawing days. Cant handle recoil worth a darn either, but muzzle brakes on light calibers have been my saving grace.
     
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  5. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If anyone needs old used tires,I'll bet if you stop by a service station they will give you as many as you like or next to nothing.Start at a ma and pa place first they be easier to talk to (most places have to pay to have the tires removed now days)..
     
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  6. Ronald W Schaefer

    Ronald W Schaefer Active Member

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    Here's what we did on our place...I had my big guns threaded to 5/8 X 24 and got a 338BA suppressor form Thunderbeast Arms. Then I got the muzzle break adapters for each one so I can just swap the can and shoot whatever rifle of the day with the interchangeable suppressor. The bad news is that is not a cheap a solution as a range affixed suppressor...but very effective.
     
  7. uncle_motorhead

    uncle_motorhead Active Member

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    The rippled culvert pipe works for all but the shooter.
     
  8. freddiej

    freddiej Well-Known Member

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    My 2cents worth forthcoming.
    depending on which state you live in, dictates what these morons can do to you and what you can do to mitigate the sound signature of the rifle. The west coastal states are an anti-gunners wet dream.. you even shoot off a pop gun and it offends the neighbors.. your pop gun is confiscated or very close to it. while interned in Cali. I was abused by the neighbors. the LEO's knew me by sight, first name, and sometimes helped Rule 4 off the neighbors, but they kept calling 911 on me every time I was practicing. I live too close to Cali still, Nevada, and the morons from Cali are rushing over here due to their Cali. lunatic laws and they brought their lawyers with them.. now the once great silver state is going dull copper. I will not bore you with the details. to the original design I would say, you will need to have a smaller opening on each end to bring down the sound level, but the ATF might think to charge you with a "class 3 offense" Felony for making a suppression device for your gun even though it is not physically attached. the LEO's in this state are pulling some heinous Rule 4 to us. as for the sound deadener on your bench. the largest lightweight plastic tube you can find, baffles with openings 1/2 the inside diameter of the tube, acoustic foam between, the end cap openings should be smaller than the baffle openings by a little bit (3" to 6" depending on inside diameter of the body tube) that should deaden the sound to the point the neighbors should not be complaining. I would also make the packing between the back cap and the first baffle as flame resistant as possible. I might consider flame resistant packing or a flame resistant sheeting in the form of a cone deflecting the sound forward.
     
  9. ptsdvet

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    10 Acres is 660x660 sq. or 330x990= 300yrds or skinny 220x1100 almost 400yrds as for shooting, build an 8x12 building one solid door one window 12x12 window at muzzle center hight centered on the target shoot from the back of the room insulate and line with carpet your neighbors won't know
     
  10. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Build it like a HOBBIT house it will be part of the terrain...:D
     
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  11. JustMe2

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    Why don't you use your attic? Put your shooting bench and a window in your attic, perferably have your window facing your range, LOL. Insulate your attic, build a baffled box in your attic, etc. Divert your heating and AC duct into your attic shooting room and shoot in all 4 seasons in the comfort of your home. You could even install a cable system to move your targets down range and return. Saves you a lot of money from building a separate shooting building.
     
  12. tony d willIiams

    tony d willIiams Well-Known Member

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    I live in USSC, (unitedsocialstatecalifornia), and my neighbors are the politicians in Sacramento.
    With anybody in the area where I test and practice I go on over and visit a bit. Usually the area is very isolated. As we talk I let them know that I will be making noise, what type and why. I ask them when it would be best so that I do not bother them. Pretty much the same as I do if I would like to hunt their property.
    Made some friends, and respect goes a long way.
     
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  13. sodakota

    sodakota Well-Known Member

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    My experience with such enclosures is a lot of blast comes back to the shooter.
     
  14. 5.56×250

    5.56×250 Well-Known Member

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    The property idea also includes a tiny house plan . So , all that thought about a shooting house are feeling my vibe. I plan to have my shooting bench on the back porch if it comes to my moving from this perfect home I have now. I wont have an attic because there will be a half loft so my daughter can stay with me when she wants to. By the way, she really likes the 6.5 grendel AR I built her last Christmas.
     
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