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"Silent Destroyer"

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Modeler, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I was up in the hills shooting yesterday and a guy showed up with one of Tom Denall's "Silent Destroyers". It's a Ruger 44/77 (bolt action .44 magnum) that Tom builds into an integrally suppressed rifle.

    With subsonic ammunition that rifle was as quiet as a suppressed semi-auto .22 pistol. Seriously, I was over shooting it when my friend looked over and asked if we were ok for the range to go hot; he didn't even know we were shooting it.

    Pretty impressive...
     
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  2. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    just received my 77/44 after waiting 10 months for F4 to
    be approved. it's been sitting in my safe for about 2 weeks.
    haven't had time to get to the range yet. great big brother
    for my Redhawk. :)
     
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  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Some pics would be nice....hint, hint
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    :needpics:
     
  5. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    stuck on project at work and wont be able to get to the safe for a
    while. so i'm picking out scope and concocting some loads for it.
    mine is in wood and blued configuration. this video was what pushed
    me over the edge to to stand in line for my Silent Destroyer.

    '....ah GOTS ta git me one of deez!....'
     
  6. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Modern version of the DeLyle Carbine
     
  7. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    I have the SRT Bison, fun little quiet guns. I can almost get to 300 yds before I'm out of scope adjustment. Fun to ring steel at that distance with a .44,,,
     
  8. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    i considered Doug's SRT rifle too...along with S&H, John's. but in the end
    I ended up shipping my rifle to the adjacent state to have it hushed up.

    if anyone is interested in shushing up a 77/44, i have older articles written
    by Al Paulson on the SRT, Denall, and John's rifles. Never found a review
    or article about the Higgins version.
     
  9. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    How easy/accessible are the suppressors to clean in each version? That would be a deal breaker or maker for me.
     
  10. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    SRT's can't be taken apart and cleaned,,,



    ETA: I don't shoot lead bullets, so it wasn't a big deal that it couldn't be cleaned.
     
  11. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    It wasn't my gun :)

    Pictures and videos can be had via Google though.
     
  12. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    Denall's Silent Destroyer disassembles for cleaning. Tom sent me tools to assist with alignment and assembly. That was the reason I opted to go with his suppressed unit.
     
  13. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    Good choice for that reason alone. Can't find a website with prices for his products. Do you know what the current price is?
     
  14. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    He doesn't have a website, I don't know exactly how much but the gun itself is $800 +/- and a suppressor like that must be at least $1,000?
     
  15. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    (off the top of my head) I seem to recall it was $850. I remember that he
    apologized that after a decade he had to increase it by $50. i'll check when
    i get home from work.

    i bought the NIB 77/44 for $425 so I shipped that to him when my name came
    up for the job.


    update: all told, the expenses associated with this toy thus far....

    $800 Denall conversion
    $425 77/44
    $200 BATFE
    $40 C3 F4 service
    $35 ship rifle to Denall
    $35 ship rifle to C3
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    1535
     
  16. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    My dog has his own version of "silent destroyer". It will darn near singe your nose hairs.
     
  17. waltermitty

    waltermitty seattle Active Member

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    what kind of loads are you pushing through it?
     
  18. curmudgeon

    curmudgeon South King County New Member

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    These are mighty nice guns. Tom does a beautiful job building them. If you get on the waiting list to buy one, expect to be on it for over a year. Tom takes his time building, you won't be sorry you waited. And, Tom is a really nice fellow too. If you are serious about getting one, call or send Tom some email to get on the waiting list. You don't have to buy a host gun right away, Tom will talk to you well in advance to "your turn" so you can buy a host gun. Too bad the standard wait time now is about a year to get a stamp, it makes waiting to get one of these for 2 years rather daunting (wait + stamp). You would think that since these things are a passive device, mitigate sound that disturbs folks around shooting ranges, you should be able to buy them for $50 at the corner hardware store...

    If you go to the range, it will draw a crowd. I have even had some fellows announce to other shooters to be quiet and stop shooting so they can all hear how quiet it is. Plan to spend some time showing it off:)
    I don't recommend shooting lead through it. It gets dirty quicker and takes a little more effort to clean than if you shoot regular plated/jacketed bullets through it. I find the extreme bullets seem to work okay, but jacketed bullets will hold the best accuracy and least amount of fouling. I load my 240gr RNFP at 1050 FPS, that gives me some range. The RNFP seems to work well in chambering too. If I want to be really quiet, I'll load them at about 850 FPS, but bullet drop increases. I use unique or clays universal powder as they are similar in load/performance and seem to be average in powder fouling. Adding a rifle basix trigger and a one piece scope rail to mount the scope enhances the shooting experience on these guns.
    No, I don't want to sell it.
     
  19. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Pic and Vid...

    7744SDNoSock.jpg

    [video=youtube_share;aZEH9asb17A]http://youtu.be/aZEH9asb17A[/video]
     
  20. Redtazdog

    Redtazdog Washington in the sticks Active Member

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    I do like my destroyer but this fits in my back pack and is just a hair quieter.
    TC44magintegral2w.jpg