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Old December 20, 2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Ok dumb suppressor question for today

Is there a suppressor out there that can work on 5.56 and 22 LR.

Just to make sure I under stand the rules on this. If i get a suppressor I can put it on any gun I own. Given that its the correct calbier.
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Old December 20, 2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Any .223/5.56 can will work for 22 lr. The problem is that rimfire ammo will gunk your nice 5.56 can up. Most silencer lovers will buy a dedicated rimfire can.

And yes... you can put your can on whatever it's capable of mounting to.
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Old December 20, 2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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It would be my 1st one. Iam building an SBR now. So Iam thing the next thing will be a suppressor.

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Old December 20, 2010, 12:43 PM   #4
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5.56 cans typically don't break down for cleaning. A good portion of .22rf cans do break down and the baffles can be cleaned by the owner. Lead deposits very quickly in rimfire cans, and since returning the cans to a servicing dealer or manufacturer costs $,hassle and shooting downtime, a breakdown can is nice to have. Popping a rimfire can open and scrubbing it with Hoppes costs very little $.
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Old December 20, 2010, 01:56 PM   #5
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Yup, anything strong enough for .223 is going to be too heavy for 22 rimfire. Add to that the leading problem. Get a good dedicated can for each one.
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Old December 20, 2010, 06:12 PM   #6
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This may be off topic, but are suppressors allowed for just anyone? or do you have to have a tax stamp? also, is there a difference between a silencer and a suppressor?
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Old December 20, 2010, 07:15 PM   #7
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This may be off topic, but are suppressors allowed for just anyone?
If you are in a state that allows them and can own a regular firearm, then you can own a suppressor.

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or do you have to have a tax stamp?
"Buying" the stamp is part of buying a NFA item.

The tax stamp is basically a receipt showing you paid the $200 NFA "sales tax". You fill out the Form 4, send it in with the finger print cards and stuff, the ATF approves the Form 4 and applies the stamp to one of the Form 4's, and sends it back to your SOT. Once the SOT has the approved Form 4 you can then go take possession of the NFA item and your Form 4.

Remember, a Form 4 is legally a tax document.

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also, is there a difference between a silencer and a suppressor?
The government calls them silencers, just like it calls ketchup a vegetable, but most NFA owners prefer to call them suppressors, since they don't make the gun truly silent. "Can" is also a slang term for suppressor.
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Old December 21, 2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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Silencer guys call them SILENCERs.

Check out Silencertalk.com and that Silencertesting site that Titsworth runs.
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Old December 21, 2010, 11:39 AM   #9
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Motorcycle riders call their exhaust systems silencers also, as do industrial pneumatic tool companies on the exhaust of their tools.

I have no idea why the armchair operators in this industry get upset with the term, it is the industry std. description.
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Old December 21, 2010, 11:49 AM   #10
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I work for a SOT that sells them and we call the silencers...

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Old December 21, 2010, 12:30 PM   #11
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I dont get it either. CANS silencers suppressor. Its all the same device.
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Old December 21, 2010, 08:58 PM   #12
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Regarding silencer v suppressor.....

Yes, there is a difference.

I can't fit "suppressor" in the tiny little box on the form.
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