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Silly suppressor question

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by ODCMP, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. ODCMP

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    I am considering jumping thru the hoops to get a suppressor.
    I would like to get one in .30 cal.

    I know they work best for the specific caliber they are designed for, but was wondering if there are any legal issues against putting it on a smaller caliber.
    I know it would not be as effective as the cal it is designed for, but it should produce some amount of noise abatement.
    Just wondering about any legal issues.
     
  2. Chopdoktor

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    You are absolutely in the clear. The suppressor itself is the regulated item, so you can put it on whatever host you want. Additionally, lots of people have very satisfying results when putting a .30 cal suppressor on a .223, for example. It's a common practice. Go for it.
     
  3. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    It's pretty common that the net final sound level will be less on slightly smaller cartridges, e.g. a .260 is usually quieter than a .308 using a .308 suppressor.
     
  4. ODCMP

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    Thank you!
     
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