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Technical resources for suppressors?

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by smurf hunter, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    I've yet to find a comprehensive source that discusses technical aspects of suppressed weapon systems.

    In my mind the host weapon + ammo + the suppressor would all contribute to the effectiveness of the system.

    I'm a newbie on this topic, but would enjoy reading purposed based threads like:

    "What is a quiet .22lr setup for rabbit hunting?"
    "Will a .223 designed suppressor work with .22?"


    I'm a tinkerer by nature, load my own ammo, etc. But it's not like I can order 4 different make and model suppressors from amazon.com, test them all out and return those I don't like :)

    Thanks
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    I totally understood all of that.

    I should print that out, and next time some yahoo at the show asks, "so how quiet will a silencer make my gun?", I'll just hand them the print out.
     
  4. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    Umm yah... In theory it should work in practice. In practice it may only work in theory.

    Silencer Research did have some good stuff. I watch a few of the free videos. They seem to take the "bang for your buck" approach. Don't pay 10x the cost for 10% improvement, etc.