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Old 10-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #1
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What it be possible to suppress a Gatling gun Minigun or would it fire so fast and consistently that the suppressors would fail altogether



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Old 10-15-2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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It should work fine but yes, you would need a heavy-duty, over-sized suppressor, and you may have to water-cool the thing to counter heat build-up. The biggest drawback would be the noise from the mechanism. A minigun is going to produce a certain amount of racket, no matter what you do.



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My main question would be, why?

It's big, it isn't subtle, as mentioned the mechanism is loud, most chamberings are still supersonic.

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This is America why not plus I think it would just be funny and I'm just curious if it could be done

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Sure, it can be done. Again it would be limited in effectiveness due to the size, the mechanics, and the cartridges, along with heat build-up.

The motors for those things are pretty loud along with the ejection if shells and link pieces, as well.

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The gun rotating cycling shells is louder than the shot. A minigun for all practical purposes suppresses itself as the majority of noise is from the rapidly expanding gas as the bullet leaves the barrel. The minigun is typically spinning fast enough to disperse that gas so you don't get much boom. That has the same effect a suppressor does.

The end result would be about the same effectiveness as putting a second suppressor on a suppressed rifle. Pretty much nothing.

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It would be to big to try and be stealthy no use these guys are most likely ex military so they know whats up!

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If it was desired a 16" battleship deck gun COULD be suppressed. I don't know what kind of decibel drop you'd get and the sonic boom of the projectile would still probably hurt your ears. At some point the exercise becomes useless.

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You Guys hav answers my question thank you it was just a thought out of curiosity



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