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Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by idahoan, Dec 23, 2013.
Has anyone machined k baffles from 304 stainless?
Silencertalk.com is probably a better venue for this question.
Yes. I have a video here that details it.
Cool video, RanB, for a self-taught guy it looks like you've figured it out. Baffle looks like the real deal.
They are real and they are good, but since I lack the proper meter/mic, I don't know if they're real good.
I would not recommend 304 for this application unless you have good carbide tools, and a decently powerful lathe 303 will give better results and is easier to machine. Depending on what your application is (rifle suppressor obviously) I would say try 440F (free machining) stainless, as it is tougher and will return a better product with less effort than 304, however if you're up for the challenge and want the best possible materials, try 316Ti, which is a heat tolerant grade of 316, a very corrosion resistant alloy.
Depending on your caliber requirements, I think an omega baffle works better for rifles, this type seem to work best for rifle and have the greatest amount of suppression with the least amount of weight. I've seen a number of variations on them, and most work pretty well.
sorry for the delay, holidays and such, thanks for the video, I'm not against going with another stainless but 304 is what I have right now and its free.