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anyone ever put one on a .22 mag?

was it worth the hassle? how quiet?

What brand, model, cost?
 

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It will quiet it down some but you will still have the sonic crack from the bullet breaking the sound barrier.
 

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There is more to a suppressor than just reducing sound...for some larger calibers, it will also reduce recoil and hide your flash signature.

Only you can determine if a suppressor is "worth it" in the end.

My Gem Tech Outback II was returned from GT with the upgrade...it's a 22LR suppressor, but since upgrading GT has advised that I can use 22mag through it now.

I'm going to get a RAR in 22mag at some point, so I can use it with my suppressor.

No company is currently offering subsonic 22mag ammo.
 

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thank you.

i might not get one for the 22 mag

maybe for my AR in .223, still on the fence.
 

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You can use a 223 suppressor on rimfire, but just know that rimfires are very dirty.

Most large caliber suppressors are not serviceable...but the rimfire suppressors are typically user serviceable due to rimfire ammo being so dirty.

When I originally bought my GT OBII, they weren't offered as a user serviceable unti...which is why GT offers it for older models. It wasn't cheap as I paid $300 for my suppressor and the upgrade was $250. It's as if I paid for my suppressor twice, but I only paid the $200 tax stamp once.
 

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Not to confuse you more, but look in to a .30cal can vs a .223. I have a good suppressor for my .223/5.56 SBR and it is great for flash suppression but without subsonic ammo which is hard to find, you will still get the sonic crack. With a 30 Caliber can you could use it for the .223 as well. If you do get a .223 can I wouldn't run 22lr ammo through it. As stated 22lr ammo is really dirty and will clog up the baffels causing problems. A good suppressor for 22lr is able to be dissambled and cleaned.
 

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You are going to get the sonic crack on any caliber if you are not using subsonic ammo.

If you are into suppressors and you want most of your suppressor...you will need to reload subsonic rounds. You can get subsonic 22LR, 223, 300blackout and 308...but subsonic factory loads are expensive.
 

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to me, a suppressor isnt worth it if it still "cracks".

a 30 cal can on a .223 makes a little more sense as i think it would make the .223 quieter due to the size of the can?

but what about accuracy?
 

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bohunr said:
anyone ever put one on a .22 mag?

was it worth the hassle? how quiet?

What brand, model, cost?
I got one especially for a 22 magnum. Save your money its not like Tv, as others stated you still get the crack. I did have a 17 threaded for it and was little better. It took me almost a year for paperwork mainly because I'm from Md. and has to go thru out state police hdgtrs first. I actually had to drive 3 hours there so a guy could watch me sign one part of application. Then they held it for around 4-5 months then to atf for 6 months. Almost a year later I was so disappointed after the wait.
 

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Not that it pertains to the rifle subject , but I saw an advertisement that said they worked really well on shotguns when hunting birds in rural areas .
 

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Bohunter, the 30 caliber can will not make it any quieter than a .223 can because it has a larger diameter. It will allow you to use it on a wider range of guns. As stated earlier, without subsonic ammo you will have a sonic crack. The down side of the subsonic round is that it will not cycle the action in most all gas recoil weapons such as the AR and turns it into a single action. Guys who reload can tweak the load to get it to cycle and remain subsonic but there are a number of other factors that they use as well.
 

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thanks for all the info fellows. its always nice to get hands on input from guys who have them.
 
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