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I might be overthinking this, but I have never had a 38 special rifle. I just bought a Marlin and am having it threaded to accept my silencero hybrid. I think that most 38 special rounds are subsonic in handguns but I am not sure about rifles. I have a chrono and will load for suppression, but all loads I have found are for handguns. I realize that I can answer all my questions once I get my rifle back and get the chrono going, but does anyone have any advice on suppressing 38 special with a silencerco hybrid in a Marlin with a 16 inch barrel? For example, which bullet weight works well? I will be using Win 231 (because I bought too much am will use the stuff until I run out). Any good start loads or do I just go with handgun loads? Thanks.


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Posts: 54 | Location: Staunton, VA | Registered: February 16, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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they will be subsonic unless you go really hot light loads. 357 not so much.

Where are you having the work done. I want a marlin 45lc Stainless, to have it threaded for deer season
 
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I bought a Marlin 1894 CSBL (stainless). I have asked Jon Ritenour of Homestead Guns Shop to do the threading. I am a little nervous because he seems to keep trying to talk himself out of doing it. Maybe I should choose someone else. Do you know of anyone local?


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I do not know if this helps you, but this was a response I got on VAguntrader:

Jack Keister at Accurate Arms past Harrisonburg should be able to. He does good work . Did a lot of things for me over the years . Phone #540 867 0488. His shop is on 33 west about 10 minutes out of Harrisonburg.


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Hickock45 did a video on suppressing a Rossi M92 in .357-.38 Special years back...it looks like a fun and pleasant gun to shoot Smile....38 Special is pretty quiet.




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/YXc0rm6dzVs


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Keep thinking about threading my CSS. Grumpy’s Guns is local to me but not you but seems to have done this before.

http://grumpysguns.com/barrelt...viceleveraction.aspx
 
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Here's your chart:


http://ballisticsbytheinch.com/38special.html

If speed of sound is 1125 to 1150 fps, they're all over from a 16" barrel.

.38 Special and .357 Magnum loads gain proportionately more velocity going from 4" to 16" barrels than most other cartridges.


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Did you find the 1894CSBL in stock somewhere? They've been tough to find for a while
 
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I have a lot to reply to. Thanks for the hickok45 video. That is what I am after. I presume that subsonic loads are just bigger bullets with less powder. I appreciate the ballistics chart. I think that I will have some handloading work to do. Thanks also for the Grumpy Guns suggestion. They definitely do what I want but I am going to try to save on shipping at this point. We will see. Regarding my CSBL, I bought it new off of gunbroker. No one around me would even try to get one for me. I paid about $1000 including shipping.

Someday I will have this barrel threaded and some subsonic loads made up. I'll post progress. Thanks, y'all.


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