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Old November 8, 2011, 04:14 PM   #4
Bartholomew Roberts
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A silencer works by delaying the exit of combusting gases, allowing them to slow down to subsonic velocities and not create a muzzle crack. So in theory, a long enough barrel would do the same thing. In practical terms, you need a pretty long barrel even for relatively low-velocity stuff like handguns and shotguns. I don't think it would be feasible for a centerfire rifle.
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