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My first suppressor build

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by dave.223, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. dave.223

    dave.223 Member

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    So I have finally finished building my first can, it took me over a year to get the design figured out and find the parts, but its finally done, and it works amazingly well! I dont have a commercial can to do a side by side comparison, but the video shows it all.



    Let me know what you guys think of it.
     
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  2. MachIVshooter

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    Looks like it worked out well for you! Congrats.

    What's the weight? The thing about the kit parts like that is that you end up with a tremendous amount of wall thickness with tube & spacers, which encroaches on your internal volume. Those baffles look really thick, too, and stepped cones for low pressure rimfire rounds are rather curious. Skirted baffles with 65° smooth cones inside a thin Ti tube is the ticket!

    If you decide to delve further into the hobby and get a lathe, I can help you build one from raw stock that will be shorter, lighter and quieter. This one is 1" OD, 5.8" long and weighs 3.9 ounces with a titanium tube, 416 stianless rear mount, 416 stainless blast baffle & 7075-T651 for the rest. It can handle full auto and .22 WMR:

     
  3. dave.223

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    It worked out very well I have to say! Ans Thanks!

    The weight was like 6.8oz, I forgot to include that in the video. But the SS tube is pretty thin wall, and Yeah I agree cone baffles would be more efficient, its only a matter of finding some that have the correct OD, and I am looking for them. There are pressed freeze plugs that will fit, but I try to steer clear of any pressed parts because they wont even come close to machined parts in terms of accuracy. I literally get no shift in POI, you wont find that in a freeze plug suppressor.

    I can only wish for a lathe... the skill.... and some Ti....
     
  4. plodder

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    Aside from the excellent performance and quality workmanship considering the tools you have (and don't have), the video production is to be commended. Outstanding job.
     
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    Great video, thanks for sharing!
     
  6. dave.223

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    Thanks for the feedback! I'm working on a second model, should be better than the first!
     
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