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AR15 Sound Suppressor

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marineman, May 27, 2008.

  1. marineman

    marineman Member

    May 25, 2008
    What is the best AR15 Sound Suppressor? More than anything, I am looking for the suppressor that results in the greatest sound reduction. How does the sound signature compare to that of a .22? Also, what sound signatures can I expect when supersonic/subsonic ammo is fed? Where can I find subsonic ammo, if it is sold for .223? Size and weight are secondary concerns. I am most interested in sound reduction. Thanks.
  2. xx7grant7x

    xx7grant7x Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    while the thread's still fresh i was wondering if .22lr could be fired through a .223 suppressor? I see no reason why not but what kind of noise reduction is expected? (reduced from a .22lr can?) sorry, hope i only added to but didn't hijack your thread.
  3. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    I have a Gemtech 22 suppressor that works great and have heard good things about their 223 can.

    I also have heard that Yankee Hill makes a good suppressor. They have the advantage of a quick disconnect setup.
  4. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 26, 2002
    You might check some of the suppressor reviews in the Firearms Accessories forum here.

    Soundwise, this is a really good time for suppressors. It is hard to get anything that isn't decent on suppression. Most suppressors will reduce .223 to where it sounds about like an unsuppressed .22LR.

    The only subsonic .223 I have seen has been handloaded. It reduces the signature even further (closer to a suppressed .22LR; but a bit louder to my ears) but has limited utility.

    If all you are looking for is reduction in sound, some manufacturers will make their .308 suppressors with a .223 bore. You get the extra volume of the .308 can (which helps reduce sound); but you also get extra weight and length.
  5. jmorris

    jmorris Mentor

    Sep 30, 2005
    The main problem with using a .223 can on a .22lr is that you can’t take it apart for cleaning. Most .223 cans are welded to be strong enough to handle the pressure. Most .22lr cans can be disassembled to clean out the gunk from dirty .22’s

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