GUN Which .22 suppressor to get?

skeletor25rs

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I decided to get one in .22 instead of 5.56 because of the cost of ammo. Now I don't know what I'm looking for.


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Keesh

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I like YHM's or AAC's design and to me they both sound the same, even though the YHM mite is less expensive. Way easier to disassemble and clean than K baffles.

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david_4x4

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I have an AAC Pilot. It's quiet and works for me.

Advantage is they're cheap. Disadvantage is you cant disassemble for cleaning.
 
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How much do the YHM and AAC disassemble-able versions go for?

How do you clean one that doesn't come apart, slosh some solvent around in there?
 

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How much do the YHM and AAC disassemble-able versions go for?

How do you clean one that doesn't come apart, slosh some solvent around in there?

AAC is a couple hundred more. YHM Mites are ~$250 and I've seen them for less too which IMO is a really good deal. I'll be picking one of those up soon.

You can't really clean sealed cans. Ultra sonic cleaners and solvent are your best bet but that's not going to get everything out. Usually sealed cans end up getting heavier and heavier over time because of build up. Not much you can do except send it back and have them clean it. That said, sealed cans are a bit quieter, but get louder as more crud builds up. So if you're going to put bunch of lead downrange (which is the point of shooting .22) I'd opt for a can you can take apart and clean.
 

993kgt

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i have the AAC pilot, if I could do over again I could get a prodigy with core 2 or the aviator

but I have both on order and plan to keep my pilot
 

vwpilot

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I went with the SWR Spectre cause you can clean it and its also rated for other calibers such as 17hmr and 5.7. I have other SWR products and they're top notch so I went with them in .22 as well.

My second choice would be the YHM simply cause its a lot of can for the money.
 
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How much is the specter?
 
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It's looking like I might go with the YHM Mite. At $250 less, 1/3 the weight, and a 1/2" shorter than the Spectre, it's hard to beat.

Although the Gemtech is lighter and shorter than the YHM, at $75 more.....But I don't see a listed dB reduction on the site.

This could be a difficult decision. :o
 
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Keesh

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I used an Outback this last weekend on a P22 and my AR with a .22 conversion. It was quiet, but since I didn't shoot the YHM and that back to back, I'm not sure I could tell the difference. If I were to guess I would say the Outback was quieter, but it is a sealed can vs a 2 piece. IIRC Gemtech refuses post db reductions.
 

Keesh

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Also, I guess I will mention that db reductions depends a bit on the host too. What are you going to be suppressing?
 
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I went with the SWR Spectre cause you can clean it and its also rated for other calibers such as 17hmr and 5.7. I have other SWR products and they're top notch so I went with them in .22 as well.

My second choice would be the YHM simply cause its a lot of can for the money.
+1 for the spectre
 

dpixel8

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links to these things? You seriously can get .22LR suppressors for <$300? stll have to do the $200 tax stamp but damn.....my SBR (when i get my fucking parts from Chaz :squint:) could turn into a pretty baddass toy :eek5:
 

thegooch

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So I know shit about cans, can you use a .22 silencer on a .223 gun? Dude I work with said you can.
 

Keesh

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So I know shit about cans, can you use a .22 silencer on a .223 gun? Dude I work with said you can.

Sure you can...if you wanna blow it up. One of the local SOTs here had a homemade can and he put it on an AR. It lasted about 2 shots before the baffles few out the front.

links to these things? You seriously can get .22LR suppressors for <$300? stll have to do the $200 tax stamp but damn.....my SBR (when i get my fucking parts from Chaz :squint:) could turn into a pretty baddass toy :eek5:

http://www.yhm.net
http://www.advanced-armament.com/
http://www.swrmfg.com/
http://www.gem-tech.com/

Most regular bulk will go supersonic out of a 10.5 barrel. I shot 100 rounds or so of the cheap Federal stuff through mine and about 3/4ths was supersonic. It's still quieter, but subsonic rounds are almost silent.
 
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Also, I guess I will mention that db reductions depends a bit on the host too. What are you going to be suppressing?

10/22 and a MkIII .22/45.

If I got the Spectre I'd probably thread the barrel on my Savage .17HMR bolt gun also.
 

Keesh

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Yeah you can, .22 cans can't handle the pressure of .223. I've seen .22 through handgun cans too. it works, just not as quiet as a dedicated .22 can.
 

AustinL911

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10/22 and a MkIII .22/45.

If I got the Spectre I'd probably thread the barrel on my Savage .17HMR bolt gun also.


How effective would a suppressor be for the .17HMR zipping out of the muzzle at ~2500fps? Seems to me you'd still get one hell of a crack.

I needz me a can and that Spectre is looking tempting.
 

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