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Suppressor for S&W Victory 22

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by KCAce, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. KCAce

    KCAce Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Anxious to hear comments from anyone with experience with cans on a Victory or browning buckmark. Will be my first one. Just trying to protect my hearing while plinking and occasional pest control. Thanks for all experienced comments. Which can worked well (or not) for you, and why?
  2. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Plano, Texas
    The silencer doesn't know whether its on a Ruger, Walther, Browning or S&W.....meaning that host guns with the same barrel length should be identical with the same silencer.

    Rimfire silencers are all pretty effective at suppressing the report of a pistol length barrel, as it's more difficult to go supersonic from that short a barrel.
    Cheapest is all aluminum, next is aluminum tube with stainless baffles/core.
    Midrange is all stainless.
    Higher end is all titanium.

    As long as you don't use aggressive cleaning solutions that dislike aluminum, aluminum is fine.
    If you plan to run your can 1000 rounds between cleanings.....go stainless or titanium.
  3. wally

    wally Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Houston, Tx
    We've a pair of Silencerco Sparrows. I like them for the "half-pipe" inner tube that makes cleaning a lot easier.

    There is a thread here by Odd Job, I think, about shooting 10s of thousands of rounds through a .22 suppressor without cleaning. I'd do it too if supressors were removed from the NFA and were cheap and easy to replace.
  4. Odd Job

    Odd Job Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    London (ex SA)
    I'm trying my best to destroy or damage my A-TEC all aluminium suppressor and so far I am being unsuccessful.
    So far it has had 33,500 rounds through it without cleaning. I don't even spray anything into the can. Still going strong, sounds great but it is now 110g heavier.
    In your units: it was 4.58 ounces new and now it weighs 8.46 ounces.

    The only definite negative thing I have found is to do with lead residues on the threads of the can. If you want to use the can on another gun with longer muzzle threads you will really struggle to attach the can if you've let it go that long with no cleaning.
    On the positive side, it is a problem much easier to resolve than what would happen if/when the residues inside the suppressor become a problem!
  5. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Member

    Aug 11, 2005
    Elbert County, CO
    That assumes the only noise is coming from the muzzle end of the can. There can be drastic differences in noise at the shooter's ear from one gun to the next with the same suppressor. The dB coming out of the can may be virtually identical, but port noise is not to be discounted. Case in point, with identical cans, my Beretta NEOS 6" and a Ruger Mk III 4.5" are both noticeably quieter than my Phoenix HP-22 5". But that HP-22 is quieter with some cans than others. Likewise, I made a threaded barrel for my CZ-83, and the port noise on that one is enough to ring my ears with any can, including my Phoenix XLV .45 cal, Phoenix IX 9mm cal, Omega 9k, Octane 45, Osprey 45, Hybrid. But it's quieter with the .45 cal cans that produce lower backpressure due to the larger through bore and greater internal volume.

    Some suppressors produce lower backpressure than others, which can effect port noise tremendously in firearms that are more sensitive to the increased backpressure of suppressed shots.

    As well, though not relevant to rimfire suppressors, noise coming from places other than the muzzle is the reason the AR runs quieter than op rod guns. Much lower pressure, heat and gas volume coming out of the bolt carrier vents than what blasts out under the handguards with op rod firearms.
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  6. model4006

    model4006 Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Energetic Armament Nyx works well for me. I've also heard good things bout the Dead Air Mask.
  7. vtsteve

    vtsteve Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    I’ve got a Griffin Checkmate QD. To be honest it was the only rimfire can with stainless internals that I was able to find in stock locally in the pre-41f panic, but I’m really happy with it.

    The QD mounts can be a bit hard to find sometimes, but I’ve got one on all of my .22’s now and it’s super convenient. They also sell a direct thread version, or you can buy a direct thread mount to replace the QD if you prefer.

    I really wanted stainless steel for the internals, so I can just toss the monocore in my rotary tumbler with stainless pins for cleaning. A few hours in there and it comes out looking brand new, no scrubbing or solvents needed.
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