Originally Posted by kernelkrink
Hey Will, have you suppressed an AK74 in 5.45 yet? What brings that up is a guy on another forum was wondering if his .223 suppressor would work on an AK74. The issue is the 5.45 bullets sometimes tend to move around quite a bit before settling down into stable flight, oblong holes in targets closer than 50 yards is common. Was just wondering how big the baffle holes would have to be to compensate?
Love your show, you're building some neat stuff. Is there anywhere we can watch online like HULU? I missed last weeks shows!
With 5.45 you really need a solid 2.5 inchs between the muzzel and the beginning of the suppressor internals to give the bullet time to stabilize . For 5.45 we use the same hole size as on the 30 cal AK can's , .378 . You gotta go a bit large on AK's for a variety of reasons , keep the can a bit short and make it fat .