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Old October 18, 2001, 11:04 PM   #1
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suppressors 22/223

I want to buy a 223 suppressor and hoped to get some info from the collective. If I buy a standard, say awc, 223 suppressor will it function as well on my 10/22, Marlin model 60, Marlin 25 etc.. Does a 223 suppressor require the higher pressure to operate most efficientlyor will a 22lr just sound quieter than the 223? This is assuming subsonic ammo in both. I am trying to kill as many birds as I can with one stone here. Help is greatly appreciated.
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Old October 19, 2001, 09:48 AM   #2
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It should work, however, a .223 suppressor will have a slightly larger 'bore' than a 22 LR suppressor, so it may not quiet the smaller bullet as much as the louder one. the LR may, however, still be quieter than the .223 because there is less noise to begin with.
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Old October 20, 2001, 09:33 PM   #3
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While I don't have extensive experience with suppressors, I did get to shoot a friend's .223 can side-by-side on a .223 (Remington LTR) and .22LR (Ruger 10/22). His was a Gemtech, I believe, and he had it set up with something called a bilock, which is a combination flash suppressor and locking lug which you get mounted to your barrel -- it allows you to quick-disconnect the can and move it from one weapon to another (once it cools down, that is! Suckers get quite hot on the .223). Bottom line -- what you're proposing will work quite well. The .223 sounded about like an unsuppressed .22 (we were using standard velocity ammo), and the .22 sounded about like a BB gun -- you could really only hear the sound of the firing pin striking and the bolt cycling. Both could be easily fired without hearing protection. I have to say, of the two, the .22 was the most fun -- shooting plates at 50 yards was a blast, because you could hear every strike. Go for it.

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