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Aaaaaand the wait is over.

Discussion in 'Silencers' started by Ron Eagle Elk, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    Back in November (the 20th) I submitted my paperwork and money for my AAC 762-SD Suppressor. Though it is configured for 7.62 (.308) center fire ammo, it will also quiet down my 5.56 ammo through my AR. All of my 7.62 and 5.56 rifles are set up with the AAC 51 Tooth ratchet attachment muzzle devices. The ATF cashed my check on February 1st. Projected times were 285 days from the time ATF cashed your check until the tax stamp and suppressor were available for pick up. I got a call yesterday that mine was in and could be picked up. My wife and I drove the hour to the gun shop and picked up that sweet little piece of goodness. It is a mite heavier than I expected, but not enough to affect the ability to carry the rifles for distance.

    Working the range all this weekend, so the can will get a workout during slack times. Will report later.
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  2. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    So how many days after the check was cashed...215? And how quiet is a mouse fart?
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  3. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    Not quiet as a mouse fart, but quiet enough that I can shoot supersonic .308 without hearing protection. My POI is about 6 inches low at 300 yards so I imagine a velocity loss of some small amount. The big winner is felt recoil reduction. Shooting with the can, besides being quieter by far, the felt recoil is reduced by about half. Makes shooting very comfortable. Was it worth the investment of money and time? IMHO, yup, it sure was.

    Heading back out in the AM with the can and a 5.56 gas gun. Same can fits all of our rifles. Want to see how quiet it makes a supersonic 5.56. There may be a .300 Blackout in my future...maybe an SBR or...a pistol, since a pistol can be shouldered on occasion.
  4. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    congrats on the wait being over! if it wasn't for that dam wait I would have more cans!:mad: I think the P.O.A. shift has more to do with the weight on the barrel. suppressors actually increase muzzle velocity. I saw this first hand when working up sub sonic loads for my 300 BLK. while I was waiting for the ATF to do their thing before I could pick up my can, I developed a nice load that chronographed 950 -1000 fps. when my can arrived, the same load was super sonic! I had to reduce the powder charge to go sub sonic.
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  5. Artbrownsr

    Artbrownsr G&G Evangelist

    193 Days if my counting is right!:usa2:
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  6. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    Never thought of the weight being a factor. I'll have to stick my magnetospeed on the end of the muzzle and see if I can get a speed reading.

    Hopefully, the hearing protection act will pass, though I doubt it will. It would make buying a can much easier. Funny, that in England, where gun ownership is tightly controlled, you can walk into any gun shop and buy a can...or so I've been told.
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  7. gsbuickman

    gsbuickman G&G Evangelist

    Congrats Ron, I'm glad you're putting your new toy through its paces and enjoying it :) . I'm not exactly a fan of cans myself and I don't believe in paying a $200 extortion fee for a tax code that shouldn't exist just to own one, otherwise I'd probably have a couple myself just to play with once in awhile. I suppose if they finally legalize them the market will be flooded and I'll end up picking 1or 2 up off Amazon, eBay or some other retailer Just for kicks, until then I'll wear my ears and enjoy my boomsticks the way they are :)
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  8. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    The supersonic 5.56 really surprised me with how quiet it was. Shooting with a can isn't going to be an everyday adventure, but I need to know what affect it will have on my POA/POI for all weapons that it will fit.

    My wife has put her foot down and said that I must wear my ears when shooting with or without the can. My hearing is already pretty bad. I guess I was around too many loud explosions and such, plus riding in military aircraft a lot.

    If the hearing protection act passes I'll definitely be getting a couple more cans, especially for our pistols and maybe a dedicated 5.56 can for our AR-15s.

    I am giving serious thought to a .300 Black Out pistol now though.
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  9. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    you NEED a 300 BLK pistol! the giggles you will make while shooting it will be louder than the report.
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  10. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    Hmmm,I just looked up a threaded barrel for my 10/22,since it is an old one and not the new take down ones my choice is limited.
    I found one for $192.99 in blue and $210.00 in stainless.
    Waiting for the HPA. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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  11. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    I too have been thinking abut a threaded 10/.22 bbl. where may I ask, did you find it? now I am using an adapter that fits over the front sight. its bulky, makes a big P.O.A. shift and I am afraid of a baffle strike. although it hasn't happened (yet), I worry about the possibility that the adapter might not line up correctly with the bore.
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  12. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

    You can purchase threaded 10/22 barrels from a few of the online retailers, but there are always a few listed on gunbroker . For a few dollars more you can buy a whole new 10/22 with a threaded barrel from Palmetto. They are currently $200, with free shipping.
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  13. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk G&G Evangelist

    As mentioned in another thread, I took my supremely viable 10/22, with threaded barrel and attached an AAC 51T Flash suppressor to the muzzle, after removing the birdcage flash suppressor. With the 51T device my can fits all of our rifles, including the 10/22. Firing standard velocity CCI Minimags, there was a great noise reduction, so I could stand near the muzzle while the rifle was being fired with no hearing protection and was very comfortable. Shooting with subsonic ammo, the only noise was the bolt going back and forth. That's with a can designed to be used on 7.62 rifles. I really like this can, an AAC 762-SD.
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  14. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

    When/if they are legal for the common man, non NFA I’ll sell my plasma to get a few. Until then, (no disrespect to those who choose to own them) the man can kiss my shiny.....
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  15. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    it stinks that a threaded barrel is almost as much as a new rifle! I was looking on line last night. I paid less for my 10/22 ( 1985 or so:rolleyes:) than the cheapest threaded barrel I found! I wish there was a local gunsmith that could thread barrels but there aint. :(
  16. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    What about this takeoff barrel at about $100.00 ?

    Or this one...

    And another one.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
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  17. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Check the links I posted in post #16.
  18. blaster

    blaster G&G Evangelist

    thanks, thats a lot more like it!
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  19. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist

    BROWNELLS.COM Threaded barrels. Hope that helps. :usa2:
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  20. Rave

    Rave G&G Evangelist