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.223 AR-15 Suppressor

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Kooter, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Kooter

    Kooter Beaverton New Member

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    What's a good brand of suppressor for the AR-15? I'm not loking for a top of the line, but I don't want rinky dink piece at the same time. Also, are there any shops in the Portland area that would be worth buying from, or buy it online and pay the transfer?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    I'm certainly no expert, but I've ordered a Huntertown Arms Kestrel 556. It has a lot of features I like. I can be disassembled to clean, so it's suitable for use on rimfires. It has K-baffles instead of a mono-core, so they can be rotated to extend life. The serialized part is the first half of the can, so it's very unlikely to be damaged (if the serialized part needs to be replaced, it's another stamp). The the thread adapter can be changed out to fit different muzzle threads. And MSRP is $499 and they usually sell for around $450.
     
  3. GWH76

    GWH76 Pasco Washington New Member

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    It is my understanding that you need a ATF tax stamp to purchase or own a suppressor.
    Is that the case in washington state?
     
  4. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Yes. A 200 dollar tax stamp and about a 6 month waiting period. With the craziness the wait is now 8-9 months.

    Also this thread belongs in NFA Weapons. But no big deal.
     
  5. mattdomes

    mattdomes Newberg Active Member

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    +1 That this belongs in the NFA section. That being said, YHM Phantom 7.62 QD is an excellent suppressor that can be used up to 308
     
  6. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Anything from Silencerco would be my first look. When you are buying a suppressor, you are buying it for life, so you want a company that provides good customer service.
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Here is an FAQ I wrote on the subject of NFA items a while back, GunBroker.com Message Forums - Basic NFA FAQ (update 7-14-12) Should answer all your questions.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    It is highly unlikely that I would ever buy a ".223" can since it is of very limited use. A .30 caliber can is great since it can be used on many guns/calibers.
     
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  9. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    The same can be said about 9mm vs .45ACP cans - the bigger one can be used on 9mm hosts, but it is less effective (i.e. louder) than a specially-designed 9mm one. I assume .223 cans are quieter on .223 than .30?
     
  10. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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    Depending on the ammo, the .45 can will often be technically quieter with a 9mm than the dedicated 9mm can on the first shot. Volume of the can effect. It is unlikely that your ears could tell a difference in the sound level though.

    The bigger can will generally be a lot heavier than the smaller can. Heavy = not as fun. Think light!

    Unless you need a full auto capability, I think the YHM Titanium 5.56mm Phantom QD and mount is about the best weight and sound wise for the money. They are tough to find though. I did see one once at Northwest Armory Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard as well as another at a smaller gun shop on the other side of the road about 3-4 miles further towards the I205. (Curt's shooters supply? - it's an AR specialist shop?) Somebody set me right?
     
  11. mcathcart

    mcathcart Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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