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Old 06-17-2012, 04:23 AM   #11
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Are the threads on rifles typically the same?
The threads are pretty much industry standard these days, they change depending on bore diameter. A good gunsmith can thread a bbl for you if your unlucky enough to have a gun with an unusual thread size.
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The threads are pretty much industry standard these days, they change depending on bore diameter. A good gunsmith can thread a bbl for you if your unlucky enough to have a gun with an unusual thread size.
Sounds good, thanks guys.
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Um.....NO!

a 22cal can will be destroyed by the pressure of. 5.45/223/5.56.

I'm disappointed that no one addressed this.
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Um.....NO!

a 22cal can will be destroyed by the pressure of. 5.45/223/5.56.

I'm disappointed that no one addressed this.
Yeah, I figured that, I was asking about a 556 supressor on a .22.
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From what I've read from those that own them, the .22 centerfire suppressor will work with a .22 LR gun since it's bore is slightly bigger in diameter than the rimfire .22 caliber round. As long as the threads are the same on both guns you should be able install the suppressor on either gun. As others have said, there may be a minor problem with with the dirtier .22 LR ammo causing the innards to foul quicker, but many suppressors are now cleanable. Also, the sound deadening may not be as efficient with the LR caliber as it is with the centerfire round it was designed for, but there should still be a noticeable difference, especially if you use subsonic rounds in the .22LR.
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Yeah, I figured that, I was asking about a 556 supressor on a .22.
Re-read your title.

You asked about a 22 can on a 5.45. Semantics.
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I asked a local gun shop that sells Class III if I could get one suppressor for both 5.56 and .22 LR. He then handed me a 5.56 and .22LR suppressor and I immediately understood. The weight of a 5.56 rifle suppressor would make shooting a 22 pistol much more difficult. So while technically that combo would work there is a good reason as to why they make different variations.

Jpyle that is an amazingly cool device but it seems like you would not be able to aim very well because of the diameter of the oil filter. But the versatility is impossible to deny.
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Re-read your title.

You asked about a 22 can on a 5.45. Semantics.
A 5.56 is still a .22 caliber, though my title is a bit vague, in my own mind I never considered a .22LR suppressor on a 5.45 to be possible.

Next time I'll be a little more specific.
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I asked a local gun shop that sells Class III if I could get one suppressor for both 5.56 and .22 LR. He then handed me a 5.56 and .22LR suppressor and I immediately understood. The weight of a 5.56 rifle suppressor would make shooting a 22 pistol much more difficult. So while technically that combo would work there is a good reason as to why they make different variations.

Jpyle that is an amazingly cool device but it seems like you would not be able to aim very well because of the diameter of the oil filter. But the versatility is impossible to deny.
Never thought about the size and weight, thanks.
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You could do it with a serviceable (take apart) .223 suppressor. As an example, search for Thompson Machine out of Florida. Their .223 can comes apart to clean the lead out for 22 long rifle. There are others.
As was mentioned earlier, because it is rated for a higher powered rifle round, 223 suppressors are heavier and larger than 22 LR suppressors.
My goal is to get three suppressors. One for centerfield pistol, one for rimfire, and a .30 cal center fire QD for my rifles. I have two of those pending with the ATF and the third (center fire rifle) is out of stock which is ok since I am out of money!
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