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suppressor efficiency

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by bakersman345, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    I've been putting off getting a can for a while because I don't know how quite they are. Anyone with a 22 can have suggestions or experience to sway me one way or another?
    I wish you could rent or try it before you bought it. YouTube videos are neat but I don't feel they give a accurate example because the way a camera picks up sound
     
  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I shot a 6.8spc with a can without gearing protection, and it wasn't too loud. I think with a long shooting session I would want one just to preserve my hearing, but it was pretty quiet.

    What are you trying to suppress? If it's a 22lr, then it'll be pretty quiet.
     
  3. i3izzy

    i3izzy FG, OR Active Member

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    Baker,
    Consider attending this :https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/5th-annual-krrc-silencer-shoot.187675/

    There won't likely be many suppressed .22LRs, but it will give you an idea of other calibers sound like.

    Also here is a link the silencerco website where they list the ave dB of their suppressors : http://www.silencerco.com/products/spectre-warlock/

    They say about 113 for .22LR

    Here is also a link to about what dB ranges equate to
    http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html

    Also remember dB is also a logarithmic unit.
     
  4. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    shooting supersonics without hearing protection is unwise. the supersonic crack of a bullet alone is near 140db. not hearing safe.

    just because your ears "don't ring" doesn't mean permanent damage is not occurring. on the other hand, ringing ears is confirmation permanent damage has occurred. hearing damage is cumulative and permanent. it cannot be reversed.

    the only thing i consider truly hearing safe is suppressed subsonic 22lr.

    the aac element 2 is an excellent 22lr can, one of the few with zero FRP.
     
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  5. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    If you ever come to Southern OR I will let you play with all my suppressors before you make your buy.
     
  6. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    Cool, if for some reason I end up going south ill be sure to send a message thanks
     
  7. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    That's sounds like fun, thanks for the info. I figured id start with a 22 can and like most other things ill go off the deep end and end up with several calibers
     
  8. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see a copy of this.

    10995903_789136227845079_8485706788256156168_o.jpg
     
  9. usagi

    usagi Redmond Well-Known Member

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    where did you find that?
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lots of info here: http://www.silencerresearch.com/ but it takes a membership to get to the good stuff.

    I researched a LOT before buying a Liberty Kodiak TL. Shooting it alongside other brands, I have
    no regrets about buying it. First round pop is quieter, and it doesn't gunk up the gun as bad as
    most. On a Savage FV-SR with Aquila sub-sonic it is crazy quiet.
     
  11. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Form a trust before you go crazy. Really pays off in the long run.
     
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  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    A friend has a few suppressors. We shoot the 22s without protection and they are very quiet.
    He has a couple 300BK with 220gr subs sonics and they are as quiet as the 22lr subs
    The supersonic round's report is heard down range more than at the muzzle,but I still like to have ears on for this
     
  13. H2O MAN

    H2O MAN Georgia - USA Well-Known Member

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    Smith Enterprise posted it on their FB page.

    "We were formally invited by Marine Corps Systems Command to attend this meeting at SHOT show to get information on the new standards for sound suppression. We are now following all protocol to assure that our testing of our Windtalker suppressors is up to NATO standards"
     
  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of .22LR cans I'd be willing to let you demo on my hosts. If you want to drive down to Keizer I'm a member of ARPC.