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Old October 28, 2012, 11:17 PM   #4
Jimro
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You are correct, larger volume means more surface area means more interaction between the gasses and the suppressor.

But when one ounce of water when vaporized turns into 9 gallons of steam (at normal atmospheric pressure) it becomes impossible to create a suppressor that can actually contain the volume of gas produced (well you could, but no one really wants a 55 gallon drum on the end of a rifle).

Your best bet is to look at the amount of surface area you can pack into a suppressor instead of total volume (within reason, and really there are no new suppressor designs as they have been around commercially since around the turn of the last century if I recall correctly).

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