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    Default best 22 suppressor for the money ?

    have been looking at 22 suppressors, one i can switch from a threaded MKIII ruger to a threaded 10/22. getting LEO approval will not be a problem...

    anyone have any hands on ? there is a local III dealer that keeps some in stock but thought i'd ask here if anyone has any info on what works better for the buck

    much thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyChow View Post
    have been looking at 22 suppressors, one i can switch from a threaded MKIII ruger to a threaded 10/22. getting LEO approval will not be a problem...

    anyone have any hands on ? there is a local III dealer that keeps some in stock but thought i'd ask here if anyone has any info on what works better for the buck

    much thanks
    In the UK it's the Parker Hale MM1 (cost around $45) or The SAK (again $45).
    Don't forget to get the best out of Suppressors you need to use sub-sonic ammunition, the 10/22 being semi-auto will jam if not cleaned often. If you are going through the hassle of getting a suppressor why not get a bolt action .22, combined with sub-sonic rounds, you will end up with a rifle that produces around 100 ftlb, .5 MOA and a muzzle blast sounding like an airgun (bb gun). Just my tuppence worth.

    John

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    unfortunately suppressors are a helluva lot more money here. i know in europe, well in some countries there it's considered rude Not to use one !

    prices i have been seeing are 300-500 plus the 200 stamp

    i already have 4 10/22's so threading a barrel on one is a given

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    Suppressor effectiveness is highly subjective, put 10 people behind 3 different suppressors and if you can get more than 4 to agree #2 is the quietest, it's a miracle. If your local dealer will let you test fire his, go for it and choose what you like best. Take apart for cleaning is a must though, .22s fill full of crap pretty quick.

    Of course, you could always form 1 your own and save the $300-500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PuppyChow View Post
    unfortunately suppressors are a helluva lot more money here. i know in europe, well in some countries there it's considered rude Not to use one !

    prices i have been seeing are 300-500 plus the 200 stamp

    i already have 4 10/22's so threading a barrel on one is a given
    The threads on the UK sound moderators is 1/2" UNF. If it's cheaper I could buy & send you one (would be legal in the UK, not sure about the USA tho). $700 for a sound moderator seems very steep to me. I would guess shipping costs would be around $20 (?) so that's just $65. Yes it's a standard thing to use a moderator on all rifles in the UK and I guess some would say not using one would be silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernelkrink View Post
    Suppressor effectiveness is highly subjective, put 10 people behind 3 different suppressors and if you can get more than 4 to agree #2 is the quietest, it's a miracle. If your local dealer will let you test fire his, go for it and choose what you like best. Take apart for cleaning is a must though, .22s fill full of crap pretty quick.

    Of course, you could always form 1 your own and save the $300-500.
    I've been using my MM1 for 20 years, never cleaned it. Last for ever do the MM1's, made of solid sheffield steel. I've owned and tested many moderators, there isn't much in any of them when used on a .22rf with subsonic ammo. Slightly different story with centre fire where reflex is in my opinion the way to go. You do need to give the crown a good clean every few 100 rounds with a .22rf and you MUST be very careful with center fire, if you don't clean the crown & moderator, you will completely knacker your barrel and the moderator will rot away very fast. I've seen moderators welded on to barrels with crud and rust but as I say the .22rf is easy going.

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    Since 1968, foreign made suppressors have been banned from civillian ownership. We can't legally import them, they have to be made in the USA.

    Here's a thread from last year showing how much crud and buildup is found in a .22 suppressor:

    http://www.gunco.net/forums/f287/hav...-opened-61934/

    And here's some pics on a suppressor forum detailing the cleanout of an SWR Spectre can after 1600 rds. There is some comments that use on a pistol causes heavier buildup, mainly from the unburned powder being blown into the suppressor from the short bbl. IIRC, a typical .22LR needs at least a 14" bbl to complete the powder combustion inside the bbl.

    SilencerTalk • View topic - SWR Spectre Baffles after approx. 1600 rounds

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    Yup, under the terms of our National Firearms Act (NFA) certain firearm configurations must be registered and taxed in order for a citizen to posses said configuration.

    A suppressor is one of those configurations, which drives the price up to the insane levels we experience here in the U.S.A.
    I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."

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    Seems like an insane law where you can purchase foreign made firearms but not moderators. If you go back twenty years ago, the UK police forces did not like to grant authority for center fire sound moderators and I doubt that they would have even today if it wasn't for the fact of health and safety.
    It's madness to restrict and item that is essentially a safety device and little more than a tube of steel. However it answers the issue over sending one. Madness, I can go and buy 100 over the counter right now (okay when the shops open in three hours).

    If I have time over the weekend, I'll strip my MM1 and take some photos. I guess it's full of crud now but still works.

    John

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    I have an SWR Warlock and it works great with my 10/22, Walther P22, and Marlin bolt action. It's a sealed can, so frequent clean out is very difficult.

    I highly recommend the Sparrow from Silencerco. Its easy to take appart for cleaning which you will have to to often with a 22 suppressor.

    There are alot of cool Youtube videos out there; check en out.

    Eric

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