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Hey all-

I'm just getting started with suppressors.

I am curious: what calibers do you use which cans with?

5.56: can you use this with anything 5.56 and smaller? 204 Ruger? 22 Magnum? 22 LR? Any restrictions besides staying under that bore size?

30 cal (Omega): 5.56, .308, 300 Blackout, I know. Anything else?

Thanks,

Bruce



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I would check with the manufacturer's recommendations first before you shoot other calibers.

I wouldn't shoot 22lr through a centerfire can unless you can take it apart yourself to clean it. 22lr is super-dirty.




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I have a Thunder Beast 30P-1/Ultra (hybrid) that I use with 223/5.56, 300 Blackout, 308 Winchester, and 300 Winchester Magnum. Short of subsonic ammunition, it’s quietest with 223, but it’s also larger than most suppressors dedicated to that cartridge.




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I got a mix of several thunderbeast and Aac cans that have been used on anything from 300 win mag to 308 to blackout to 6.5x47 to 6.5 Creedmoor to 6 dasher to 223. All work great.

I wouldn't buy a dedicated 223 can, but that's just me.




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Is the dedicated 5.56 can not useful for anything else?

Thanks,

Bruce

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Originally posted by exx1976:
I got a mix of several thunderbeast and Aac cans that have been used on anything from 300 win mag to 308 to blackout to 6.5x47 to 6.5 Creedmoor to 6 dasher to 223. All work great.

I wouldn't buy a dedicated 223 can, but that's just me.



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Is the dedicated 5.56 can not useful for anything else?

Thanks,

Bruce

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Originally posted by exx1976:
I got a mix of several thunderbeast and Aac cans that have been used on anything from 300 win mag to 308 to blackout to 6.5x47 to 6.5 Creedmoor to 6 dasher to 223. All work great.

I wouldn't buy a dedicated 223 can, but that's just me.


It wouldn't be rated for anything over 5.56 so you'll be very limited. This might not seem like a big deal now but you'll probably eventually want something else that can also take a suppressor. Exx's post would be a good example to use as to something being said about versatility.

Best bet is a 7.62 can that you can change endcaps on if you so desire. I don't even bother with changing mine when I use one of my cans for 5.56 because I doubt it would make much of a difference.


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I already have (bought) the 5.56 can and a 30 caliber can.
I see I got it right, on the 30 caliber can.

I'm hoping the 5.56 can can be used for sub-5.56 calibers, at least.

Bruce



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When we have people wanting to start out in silencers we usually recommend the following
.30 Cal Rifle can (Will work with most common rifles)
.45 Pistol can (WIll work with most pistols ),
a dedicated .22lr can with stainless steel baffles that is user serviceable (.22 is dirty and I dont want to gum up my other cans shooting through them,).

You can suppress about 85% of things you would want to suppress if you have those 3 cans.

I have a dedicated 556 can that lives full time on my primary defensive rifle. I like having it so I always know its there and use my 30 cal can on everything else





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Originally posted by RNshooter:
Is the dedicated 5.56 can not useful for anything else?

Thanks,

Bruce

quote:
Originally posted by exx1976:
I got a mix of several thunderbeast and Aac cans that have been used on anything from 300 win mag to 308 to blackout to 6.5x47 to 6.5 Creedmoor to 6 dasher to 223. All work great.

I wouldn't buy a dedicated 223 can, but that's just me.


I suppose it depends on the particular can. 22-250 is a bit larger cartridge than 223, so I could imagine some dedicated 223 cans not being rated for it.

Just like I own two 45 cans and no 9mm cans (even though I only own a single 45, but multiple 9s), I own multiple 30 cal cans and no 223.

Its far easier to put a smaller bullet through a larger hole than the reverse.




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I only have one rifle can an Omega I shoot both 300blk and 556 my next can will be a dedicated 556 can: Specwar K before they all disappear (stopped making them).


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Originally posted by amhaynie:
When we have people wanting to start out in silencers we usually recommend the following
.30 Cal Rifle can (Will work with most common rifles)
.45 Pistol can (WIll work with most pistols ),
a dedicated .22lr can with stainless steel baffles that is user serviceable (.22 is dirty and I dont want to gum up my other cans shooting through them,).

You can suppress about 85% of things you would want to suppress if you have those 3 cans.

I have a dedicated 556 can that lives full time on my primary defensive rifle. I like having it so I always know its there and use my 30 cal can on everything else


I guess I need a .22 LR can, then. The 5.56 and .30 cal are covered Smile .45 will have to wait.

Bruce



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I have shot a .300 win mag through my omega.

WTF???? was the reaction it completely quieted the round down as a tiny package.


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