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Suppressors that are interchangeable?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Harve Curry, Feb 16, 2011.

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  1. Harve Curry

    Harve Curry Member

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    Suppressors that are interchangeable
    Is it practical to buy one Suppressor, have rifles with the same threaded muzzles, so that the suppressor could be used on different 30 caliber rifles?
    For example a 308, 30-06, 300 Winchesters

    Are there interchangeable caliber suppressors?
     
  2. DoubleTapDrew

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    Yes, that's what I hope to get for my next can so I can shoot 308, 7.63x39, and 5.56 through it. On the 5.56 guns I hear it's not quite as quiet as a dedicated 5.56 can but it saves you about a grand including the stamp).
    Some are made to attach to quick disconnect flash hiders by the same manufacturer as the can so you can just get those flash hiders for all the guns you want to use it on without needing to rethread the barrels (off the top of my head I think most 308s are threaded 5/8x24, 5.56/.223 are 1/2x28, AKs are left hand threaded, etc.).

    BTW, for your second question, I not aware of anybody that makes one that's actually an interchangeable design, with the correct size baffles since extra baffles can be considered constructive possession by the ATF which they frown upon. Above I was referring to a .308 can to use on .308s, AKs, and ARs.
     
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    Some of the .22 cans (I know the SWR Spectre is one) can be used for multiple calibers--eg .22lr, .22WMR, .17HMR, 5.7x28.
     
  4. LiquidTension

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    Sure it's practical. It's a lot easier to thread multiple barrels than it is to buy multiple silencers. Innovative Arms makes the Solution can in .30 cal. It comes with three thread adapters of your choosing.
     
  5. jmorris

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    You can take a "big" one and put it on a smaller gun but not the other way around.

    Good example is the 762 sd (top) works fine with .223, just not as compact or quite as a .223 can.

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    Take it to extreams, a 50 bmg can would live on a 22 pistol but it wouldn't be much fun to shoot.
     
  6. Zak Smith

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    We recommend the use of our 30P-1 on everything from .243/6mm up to .300 Win Mag. It suppresses .260 better than .308, even though the bore is still for a .30 cal.
     
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    Here is part of my suppressed firearm collection. All of my 22lr guns are threaded for the same silencer. I use my 30 cal can on a 308 win and a 338 ultra mag. The 300 whisper can fits on a contender, ar15 and an M-1 carbine. The 9mm fits on a Browning HP and a 7.62 Nagant revolver. The 50 cal can fits on a 510 whisper and a 45 acp Enfield. All are made on ATF form 1's.

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    I like seeing a "silencer" on as revolver :) , even if it is the push forward sealing case kind.
     
  9. Ranb

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    My 1895 Nagant ammo has the lowest stdev of any ammo I have ever shot over my chronograph; 5 fps. I think it is due to the fast powder and very heavy crimp that closes the mouth enough to ensure it is pushed into the back of the barrel to seal the action when the hammer is cocked.

    Too bad it has the second crappiest trigger I have ever pulled on a revolver (38 Webley is the worst) and small sights. The silencer covers the front sight also, but I can still line up shots by looking down the can.

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    Isn't the "silencer" typically the serial numbered casing so you can repair and replace parts without it being considered a new silencer? Why don't manufacturers produce generic casings that you can replace the baffles/end caps on to suit different calibers?
     
  11. TylerPearce

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    I think that would be constructive possession as stated in post #2.
     
  12. Zak Smith

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    Silencers parts are considered silencers. Only an SOT can possess silencer parts that are not part of a serialized and registered silencer.
     
  13. Harve Curry

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    What is a SOT ?
     
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    Every part is a silencer by itself according to federal law. Anyone can replace parts, provided that they are an FFL/SOT class 2 or pay another $200 tax for each batch of parts they make. And just because I pay another $200 tax to make replacement parts does not mean I can have extras lying around.

    It makes more sense for a hobbyist like myself to just make a complete new silencer when paying another $200 tax.

    Ranb
     
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    Every part of a suppressor is considered a suppressor by the ATF, that is why you can no longer buy "registered tubes" nor "suppressor wipes" or replacement "internals".

    If your can gets damaged now adays, its a hassle to get it repaired.
     
  17. Zak Smith

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    It's not a hassle at all if you have a Class 2 SOT do it.
     
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    I use the YHM .30 cal stainless steel w/finish and is a quick detach type I use it on all my rifles down to .204, all you have to do is buy extra flashhiders for each rifle get'em threaded and you on your way. I also have one in 5.56/.223 but me thinks the .30 can is better damping on the .223 round but thats just me.
     
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    Ranb - I'm green with envy. That is one impressive collection of cans !!
     
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    Rather than starting a new thread.

    I was wondering, since I do not have an excess of funds, is there a problem using my .22 can on my .223 or am I going to get a new suppressor? I shoot so much more .22 than .223 and nothing full auto. Is the 5.56 can overkill for .22 or is the .22 can inadequate for a .223 weapon?
     
  21. Zak Smith

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    Shooting .223 through a .22LR suppressor is a really bad idea.

    Nothing wrong with .22 through a .223 suppressor, it'll just get more dirty.
     
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