maybe this is the year for a suppressor

Discussion in 'Suppressors' started by Snowbird, Oct 30, 2019.


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  1. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

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    If you're thinking of adding a 22 can, consider a Quietbore Form 1. They cost ~$150 + $75 for the drill kit + $200 tax stamp. So you're in it for $425, and you'll have approval in a couple weeks.

    I'd stick with TBAC for a centerfire rifle, but for a 22, Quietbore is a good option.
     
  2. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    You decide on the can you are going to get? I have an Ultra 9, Gemtec Tracker, Gemtec the one and a TBAC 22 takedown can. I will have to say without a doubt I like the Ultra 9 the best. And their CB mount is very well designed. The tracker is a nice can also just not as well constructed and durable as the Ultra series.
     
  3. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    I'd say I'm 90% there with the harvester. The ultra 7 is on my list but not the 9. Have you shot the harvester too?
     
  4. nt7332

    nt7332 Well-Known Member

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    I have best friend has one. I like it also. Just from my ears again no high tech gear just redneckgunity my ultra 9 is quieter and the tracker is louder than the harvester. It’s a good can, and any can is better than no can lol.
     
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  5. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir!

    Here it is in action on my 300 BlackOut with an Osprey piston system. I mention that because it doesn't help a thing when the can is on it. Cases still come out nearly black...so IMO they are not worth the money!



    That's a shooting buddy behind my rifle. The sound is natural without any sound alterations.
     
  6. Memberberries

    Memberberries Well-Known Member

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    Pistons aren't supposed to make cases come out clean, they are supposed to keep the receiver cleaner than it would be in a DI gun. There's no way to make a gas operated semi-auto spit out clean cases like a bolt gun when using a suppressor without a delayed operation because the suppressor maintains residual gas pressure in the bore for a longer time. There are little things you can do to make them better etc but the way a suppressor works is not by reducing the total quantity of pressure energy (what we hear as sound) but by increasing the duration(time) and therefore decreasing the peak intensity(dB). There are other factors at play in suppressor design but for the most part they all work on the same principle.

    As long as your gun uses gas to cycle, it will still have gas pressure in the chamber when the case is extracted and therefore the case will come out dirty.

    I always like hearing brass stacking in the catcher being as loud as the shot :)
     
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  7. ricard13

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    I have a SilencerCo Harvester and Silencerco Omega 30. Although I do prefer the Omega (slightly more compact) the Harvester is great as well. You really can't go wrong with it. I have an Ultra 7 in jail that I am excited to try, but honestly the SilencerCo's are fantastic.

    I agree wholeheartedly with Tangent's comment above. Get a Harvester and then get into the Form 1 game. Join 'Form 1 Suppressor Builders' on Facebook. You will get hooked. A Form 1 can be approved in just 2 weeks vs closer to a year with a Form 4. Do a 22 can as your first Form 1. I did a QuietBore 22 can as my first. Watch on that facebook page and you will see 30%, 40%, and even 50% coupons float around from Quietbore. All in you would just over $100 for the can and then $200 for the stamp. Just as with guns once you start tinkering with suppressors it is hard to stop :)
     
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  8. TBuckus

    TBuckus Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good info here. I’ll put in my two cents

    I agree with the direct thread option regarding the noise if a suppressor isn’t used on that rifle, but...... doesn’t all of the rifles that you are using it on have to be the same thread pitch?
    Example, I use mine on an AR that is threaded 1/2-28 a rifle with a 9/16-24 and a couple that are threaded 5/8-24. A direct thread would not work for me. Plus, some barrels are thick enough for a larger thread like 5/8 and some gunsmiths feel that 1/2” thread leave too little metal left on large bore rifles
    Back to the Ultra7. If weight is not a priority for you, there are a bunch of quality cans that are cheaper than an Ultra7. I bought one because I wanted a light one for my hunting rifle. I do have a Hybrid in jail right now though. Need something that will work on guns over 30 cal
    Trusts- if you are not planning on sharing or dont want your son to take it hunting without you, go individual. When you die, it is easy to transfer it to him. The biggest thing is you have to be present for someone to use it.
    22 cans- you will want one. If you an afford it, do it at the same time as your other. I waited 2 months to save up after I went through the hassle of the first one.
     
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  9. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    I have a harvester on order locally and will be purchasing as soon as the form 3 transfer clears and it gets here. not as easy as the silencer shop kiosk but the price is better and the service is great. now i need to decide if i want to thread a rifle i have, use it on my fierce or pickup a tikka superlite and chop the barrel back to 18-20" depending on caliber. if i do go for another firearm i've been thinking 6.5cm, 270win or .308. this would be for packing, woods and shorter shots with the possibility of a 450 yard shot every now and then. i do reload but lately don't have much time for it and have found factory ammo has improved in the last decade or so. the nodes on the tikkas i've owned have been wide enough that i can usually find a .5 - .75" load off the shelf with ease.
     
  10. CaptnC

    CaptnC Well-Known Member

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    That's one thing I really like about SOS Hunter. I can change the adpter for the rifle I'm using.

    I have barrels all over the map when it comes threads on my barrel. 7.62x39 (2 have the 1/2x32...or is it 34...36 and one is 5/8x24) 6.5-06 has 1/2x28...all 4 of my 6.5 Grendel's and 300 BlackOut have the 5/8x24...I have all three with multiple 1/2 x 28 and 5/8 x 24.

    So I mount the adapters to the barrels and move the cans around.
     
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