Will a 22 caliber suppressor work on a 5.45x39 and other questions.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Default Suppressor questions. 22 caliber on a 5.45x39

Let's say I wanted to buy only one suppressor and wanted it to work on a AR15 an AK74 a Ruger 22/45 and a 10/22. Is this possible or practical?

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Problem that you run into is that any suppressor is designed specifically for a round in a given application.

I have a .45 caliber Osprey suppressor for my 1911. Now if I could thread it onto my .22 cal 1911, it would still work, but not as well because there is more hole in the travel path than when a .45 caliber round goes through the same path.

Would it work? Yes. Would it be as effective as a .22 Suppressor on a .22 caliber pistol? No.

Next you have the number of baffles in a pistol suppressor versus the number of baffles in a rifle suppressor. If you look at the lengths of pistol vs. rifle suppressors, you will see that rifle suppressors are longer, because they require more baffles to help bleed off the gas pressure from the higher powered rifle rounds.

Would a pistol suppressor help reduce the sound of a rifle round? I believe it would probably help, but it would be FAR from effective.

Gemtech, I know for sure, has a platform that has multiple caliber conversions for one of their pistol suppressors. You change the adaptor to the battle depending on the caliber of the pistol you want to use, but I don't know if they also change the baffle sizes and counts.

In short, yes it could be done to use one suppressor for multiple calibers (provided the rounds were all smaller than the can was designed for) but it would not be as effective as the round it was designed to suppress.

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Let's say I wanted to buy only one suppressor and wanted it to work on a AR15 an AK74 a Ruger 22/45 and a 10/22. Is this possible or practical?
They claim this can be adapted to a number of calibers simply by swapping the "can" or oil filter.

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Jpyle - I had never seen, or even heard of, that item before, but it has quickly become a top ten item on my SHTF preparation list.

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Most manufacturers do not advise you use a rifle can on a rimfire, and some will not warranty a high power rifle can if they find rimfire residues in it. The dirtier, lower pressure rimfires will leave a lot of lead and powder residue in the can. Which sometimes comes loose when shooting on a high power rifle causing baffle strikes and destroying your can. I would go with one can for high powers, I got a .308 can that goes on my .308 and 5.56 via QD flash hiders, and a dedicated rimfire can. It is not as effective on the 5.56 as a 5.56 can would be, but it makes it hearing safe. Which is the whole point. Most rimfire cans can be disassembled for cleaning, and they will need it, they are just too much fun too shoot. I don't have any experience with hand gun cans but I imagine it would be the same, don't use it on rimfires. I don't foresee any issues with say putting a .45 can on a .40 or 9mm, they just won't be as quiet, but should prevent that annoying ringing sound in your ears. If you plan on using a can on multiple hosts, do get one with a QD system, the direct thread on cans tend to wear out the threads if taken on and off frequently.

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Are the threads on rifles typically the same?

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