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I've looked thru all the pics and do not see a single one with a silencer on them. why? I realize that they are not legal in all states but they are in 34 of them. I am presently building my ar in 6.8 and am planning to put a quick detatch silencer on it. have to keep the neighbors happy (uninformed) and save my hearing at the range. has anyone had any experience with silencers. lets see how many honest answers I get.
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Discussion Starter #2
Used one a good while ago, umm I like it, don't use the subsonic ammo, it sucks. Though in 6.8 it might be sufficient. Get a silencer that comes apart for easy cleaning. start the ATF paperwork now it takes a while. I would use non lead on the outside bullets (cleanings easier) other than that have fun, no idea what threads work better or anything like that.
 
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I've looked thru all the pics and do not see a single one with a silencer on them. why? I realize that they are not legal in all states but they are in 34 of them. I am presently building my ar in 6.8 and am planning to put a quick detatch silencer on it. have to keep the neighbors happy (uninformed) and save my hearing at the range. has anyone had any experience with silencers. lets see how many honest answers I get.
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Actually they are called suppressors. :D Silencer is a Hollywood term. For the most part you are losing more than you are getting with a suppressor. Earplugs are cheaper and you can use one set of $3 earplugs on multiple guns.

Down side of a suppressor:
- harder on the gun
- get a lot of carbon blowback, your face will be black when it's all done.
- $200 tax stamp
- makes your rifle less accurate
- makes your rifle less lethal

But they are cool, and Ieveryone should own at least one. But right now I have a bazillion other things on my list that i need to get before that.
 
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Discussion Starter #4
umm the cheytac is more accurate and has more power with a silencer. If you use subsonic ammo you loose power and accuracy, but the silencer in place of ear plugs and the worlds best muzzle break is a viable option.

They are called suppressors, with normal supersonic ammo they just don't have the bang from the gun, you still hear the sonic crack of the bullet.
 
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Discussion Starter #5
Only reason I don't have one is cost. And if I build one, I won't do an AR, I'll do a 300 whisper for hogs.
 
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I haven't heard one for a rifle, but I have heard one for a .22 handgun. It does definitly reduce the noise, but replaces it with a loud "air escaping from a high pressure air hose line" if you know what I mean. It was comfortable without hearing protection, but it was far from "Silent".

Check class3sales.com for their selection and pricing. I bought an AK47 from them at a gun show and they were the ones that let me play with their .22 suppressed.

Check with the forum sponsors too as they are key the the forums survival!!!
 
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Actually they are called suppressors. :D Silencer is a Hollywood term. For the most part you are losing more than you are getting with a suppressor. Earplugs are cheaper and you can use one set of $3 earplugs on multiple guns.

Down side of a suppressor:
- harder on the gun
- get a lot of carbon blowback, your face will be black when it's all done.
- $200 tax stamp
- makes your rifle less accurate
- makes your rifle less lethal

But they are cool, and Ieveryone should own at least one. But right now I have a bazillion other things on my list that i need to get before that.
While I have never shot a suppressed weapon personally, I have done some research on them. Many claim better accuracy with a suppressed rifle due to much lower recoil and muzzle rise. As for being less lethal... I'm not sure at what point a few well placed holes center mass becomes less lethal than a few random ones. The $200 tax stamp does suck without a doubt but that seems to be the price of having big boy's toys in this case.

If my state allowed suppressors, I'd be all for getting one or two of them myself. Our laws mandate sound suppression on just about every vehicle, sound levels are regulated by safety standards in the work place and excessive sound is policed in our neighborhoods yet the law specifically prevents hobbyists to actively reduce harmful sound from their guns and punishes those that violate that law with heavy fines, jail time and a permanent felony record. Makes no sense to me.
 
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Discussion Starter #9
i personally dont own a suppressor but a buddy of mine has an LMT with a YHM 5.56 suppressor on it


ive fired it and i was amazed at how quite it was but at the time he hadn't put a gas buster C/H on it yet

here is a pic

 
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Discussion Starter #11
I'd have a silenced Mark 2 if they were legal in my state. I have to settle for Class 3 and SBR/SBS in MO.

Tactical Solutions seems to be working on some sweet setups for the Ruger rimfires.
 
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Discussion Starter #12
The 300 wisper is a nice round for suppressed, I've used them out of AR's and they are pretty quiet, use them out of a single shot and all you hear is the hammer drop.

I've shot lots of AR15's in .233 with them and they make them more like 22's with regular ammo. If you have the right setup, you won't lose accuracy, thin barrels tend to vibrate too much, short and heavy is better.

If you can get afford it, they are worth it. I prefer quiet to autos myself.

We shoot a semi-auto Barret .50 CQB with a suppressor and it just sounds like someone hitting the air hose when it fires. That is the most fun one I get to shoot. :) You can really hear it hit the targets.
 
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Discussion Starter #13
id love to have a suppressor but i cant see spending the extra $200 that i will never get back out of it. its bad enough that i will take some sort of loss on the suppressor its self let alone making it more complicated by only being able to sell it to someone that has purchased a tax stamp and lose my tax stamp money.

my buddy is a suppressor freak. he got something like 5 or 6 of them for various set ups, he currently waiting on one for his 9mm glocks he has already set both of them up with the threaded barrel so as soon as he gets his stamps all he has to do is go down and pick it up.

so any time i wanna shoot suppressed i just need to ask him to go shoot.

who knew CPAs made so much.
 
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Discussion Starter #14
i personally dont own a suppressor but a buddy of mine has an LMT with a YHM 5.56 suppressor on it


ive fired it and i was amazed at how quite it was but at the time he hadn't put a gas buster C/H on it yet

here is a pic

Hey do you know what grip that is?
 
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Discussion Starter #16
Id like to get one for my 22LR. I think it would be nice to shoot the varmints and not worry about the neighbors.

Its funny I was just talking about how I need to get one with my wife this afternoon - now I stumble upon this thread..... It must be fate!
 
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Discussion Starter #17
Can't own any Class 3 in Iowa unfortunately. I would sure like to have a suppressed MK2 though.
 
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Discussion Starter #18
Just met a guy toniht that is licensed to MAKE suppressors, along with sub-machine guns out of his home:shock::shock:!!!! cant wait to go shoot his belt fed 30 cal thompson and his .50 BMG!!!! never shot one, should be fun!!!! and he gets everything at wholesale cost!!!
 
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