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my SEI Windtalker Fisher sound suppressor came in yesterday

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by skipbo32, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. skipbo32

    skipbo32 Member

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    well.....my tax stamp came in, anyway.

    i just brought home my SEI M14 suppressor. i am posting this just to get some newbie feedback or advise, if there are some "dos" and "don'ts" before i use it. it fits pretty tight on my Vortex, probably because my Vortex has a layer of duracoat on it. and as you can see, my rifle is completely duracoated, and my original thought was to match the same color onto the suppressor. upon receiving it though, i noticed that the serial number is #100.....which i thought was pretty cool. i am now thinking that i should not paint it because it might has some intrinsic collector value. i don't know......ya'lls thoughts?

    anyway, i took some quick pics. i think my next project is to get my krinkov chopped down and threaded for a Vortex so i can use this on that platform as well.

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  2. taliv

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    cool and nice pics!

    their 223 model was one of the first suppressors i bought many years ago.

    it won't be a collectors item so go ahead and paint it.

    the tolerances on vortex FH are pretty sad and my can fits tight on some and loose on others.

    USE ANTI SEIZE. COPIOUSLY. REAPPLY OFTEN. bring a large mallet to the range because that's what you will need to remove the can after you shoot it a few hundred times.

    if the m14 one has the little wings, make sure you put them down. once i fired them with the wings up and launched my can about 30 yards down range. doh!

    don't put water/gel or anything in there.

    it will get VERY hot when you fire it. it will cause the whole gun to get hotter than normal and stay hot longer. if you may need to leave the range quickly, get some sort of fire-retardant sheath for it.

    if you get on the trigger a lot, you can easily melt the paint off the can, including duracoat. that's why they make a high temp duracoat.

    contact kyle at armageddongear for a suppressor cover. he may be able to make a nice cover so you don't have to paint it.

    btw, that looks like a really nice setup
     
  3. skipbo32

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    great advise. thank you very much. i might just go with a camo sleeve rather than painting it. i want to use this for some other "black" rifles. i know what you mean about the Vortex flash hiders being inconsistant. it slides right on to my Vortex that is on my Savage .308. when i put it on the M14 though, i really have to cram it on there and then getting it off is even harder. i hope i dont run into trouble after running some dirty rounds through there. you put the anti-seize on the flash hider itself?
     
  4. taliv

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    yeah, to be honest, i sanded one of my tight vortex FH down to where it fit on and off better. i had to sand it down to where almost all of the finish was gone though. if you do that, make sure you do it evenly so as not to change the alignment of the can and get baffle strikes
     
  5. Narwhal

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    Nice rifle, very cool looking - 18" barreled M14's are my favorite all around rifle and it looks great in that VLTOR stock with that paint job. The vented handguard is a great touch. Did SEI put those forward rail sections in for you or did you do that yourself?

    I've considered the the windtalker myself since I use the vortex f/s on a few of my rifles, but think I will wait for the silencerco 7.62 suppressor that's supposed to be out in a year or two. Congrats on yours though, it looks really nice.

    As far as painting it, I probably wouldn't, it looks pretty awesome like it is. With that said, if the paint is easy to remove when the time comes, I say go for it if you want to! The camo cover is also a great idea, it'll keep the can from getting dinged up and will accomplish what you're going for with the paint, even if the pattern won't match exactly.
     
  6. skipbo32

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    thank you for the complements and questions. i wanted to do a custom rifle that i have never seen before, so i mixed a lot of "old school" meets "new school". i am not sure how much i will like the "old school" vented handguard in the long run, but so far i like it because it looks different. honestly, if feels a bit flimsy for a heavy rifle like this. the Vltor stock i modified myself by installing GG&G rails on both sides and the underbelly of the stock. this is my attempt at a light weight Sage stock (if you will). i wanted rails so i can mount a weapon light for those midnight hog hunts.......:D the scope is a Trijicon so this is primarily my "night time rifle". i also added a quality Sadlak bipod stud where the sling swivel normally goes.

    once i pieced the whole thing together, it looked too sporty.......so i duracoated the whole rifle to give it that SPF look.

    here is a pic of a white tail buck i took with this rifle:

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    and here is a pic of her in a camo folding stock:

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  7. Narwhal

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    Very nice! It was industrious of you to put those side rails on yourself. I took a buck and a doe with my 18.5" barreled LRB tanker this year too. Now you can hunt with the suppressor on, that would be fun.

    I think you made the right choice with the VLTOR stock. It's great that you can move the the buttstock up and down for use with irons or optics, but I doubt you will be taking that arms 18 off very often!
     
  8. skipbo32

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    that's the beauty. no need to take it off. the iron sights look right over it. love that mount!
     
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