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Does a Suppressor for 223/556 or 17HMR make much difference considering that those calibers are both supersonic rounds? A Suppressor would not make them hearing safe, but is the sound reduction sufficient to make a noticeable difference? Trying to decide whether the expense is worth it. Would use for occasional hunting as well as general range work and plinking.


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I'm partial to shooting everything suppressed these days. I don't have a 17HMR yet, but I have a suppressor that will work for it when I do acquire one. As far as 5.56, anything that knocks it down a few decibels is good enough reason as any in my book.
 
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Agree on suppressing 556. Several companies that make 556 suppressors-ranging in price from $500-1000. Not much difference in suppression-materials, weight and size of can.
17 will use a 22 caliber suppressor-in $300 range.
 
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I have an Octane HD 45, Saker 762, Spectre II, and SS Sparrow that I've used to suppress .22LR, .22WMR, 9mm, .45ACP, 5.56, and .308WIN. I have never shot anything suppressed and thought "that wasn't worth suppressing". Suppressors have increased enjoyment while shooting every one of them.


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Originally posted by Sourkraut:
Does a Suppressor for 223/556 or 17HMR make much difference considering that those calibers are both supersonic rounds?

I don't understand the mentality of "I should only suppress a subsonic round".

Sure, a supersonic round will always have the loud crack of the sonic boom. But reducing the noise levels from 155-ish dba to 125/130-ish dba is huge. Get a suppressor.
 
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Thanks for all the comments....I'm relatively new to suppressors and this helps a great deal!

Photoman: great tutorial!


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My .30 cal can is definitely more quiet than the 5.56 can. More volume of the .30 can seems to really work better on the AR than the inch shorter .22 cal can. Bonus of the larger caliber can, use it on .22-250 also, up to .300 Win Mag. It's 8" x 1.8". Until I can afford more of them, this works well.
 
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Even with supersonic ammo the cans are worth using. And remember, suppressors are also nice for reducing recoil. For most of the ammo I mentioned that isn't much of a concern but my Saker makes a huge difference on my .308 Ruger Gunsite Rifle. I didn't even like shooting it before I got the Saker and now I really wish rifle ammo wasn't so expensive (relatively). I could shoot it all day. The reduced recoil and muzzle blast make it a joy to shoot. The shots also have a very pleasant tone now. It just sounds neat.

Suppressors are worth getting.



















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Not a terrific picture like the ones above, but I definitely love shooting this suppressed! It's rapidly becoming my favorite rifle to shoot (next to my lever-actions.)



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Yes.




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