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Suppressor Covers - Why?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Burt Gummer, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  2. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    I think it's to help with the mirage. I start getting mirage with as few as 5 rounds out of my suppressed .223,,,
     
  3. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  4. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I thought, at least in the case of the suppressor on a Mac, that it was to keep the operator from getting burned buy grabbing a hot can. That's because I have a m11-9 and a can in NFA jail and I have a hard time thinking of much else......

    Now I see that there are other reasons for them.
     
  5. theduke

    theduke NW Member

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    The thread design of the m11/9 and mac 10's tends to allow the can to loosen. The Bowers cover enables a forward grip and ensures it stays tight providing you hold it there. Check that its tight often and plan on getting burnt without one ( cover). A slightly loose can on coarse threads will result in costly repairs.
     
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  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Strikes me the main benefits are protection... from burns and scratches, the mirage cutting effects are just a bonus.

    On pistols especially the cover is a must, mainly because 20-50% of the gun's surface area is now something you can burn yourself on, and I think this goes doubly for carbine suppressors.

    I had a rad scar for about a year, where the make/model/serial from a can got scorched into my forearm... you could read it for about 3 months before it faded enough, also, not doing that again really hurt.
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I guess I'll get a couple covers.

    The mirage thing makes sense. However I do shoot at a range where rapid fire is not allowed anyway on 5.56-308 type rifles.
     
  8. PrDubi

    PrDubi Deep in the heart of Dirty South Salem Active Member

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    Mirage and don't get burned.

    Bowers covers works well.

    Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
     
  9. df662

    df662 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Well I can attest to that. I have a burn mark to prove it LOL.
     
  11. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I have an extra one for $40 if you want it.
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  12. PolishX

    PolishX Chugiak, Alaska New Member

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    I did a test on my YHM 3100 after 30 rounds it was over 300*F and after 60 , it topped at 580*F . Even took pics and did a review for my web page
     
  13. hntn&fshn

    hntn&fshn Boring Member

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    I put a cover on only one of my suppressors and the sole purpose was for mirage. I put it on my 30 cal (used mostly on a 300 Win Mag) because the mirage became distracting after only a few rounds without the cover. Protection from damage and heat are just a bonus for me.
     
  14. Ryo

    Ryo WA Member

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    #1 item I use a TAB cover is for mirage.
    #2 is for ability to touch the can to remove it without getting burn.. also can place it down anywhere without worrying that the material it touches won't attach to it. I've had friends who made the mistake of putting it on their gun case when hot.. and making a nice melted hole. :thumbup:
     
  15. joe dierte

    joe dierte issaquah Member

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    How big of a mirage reduction are you guys getting from those covers? Is it just better, gone or something in the middle? Thanks