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Old 09-26-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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I am considering buying this suppressor in the morning. any thoughts on the brand? good deal?
it will fit my LR308 for now but looking for a 300 Whisper also
thoughts ? recommendations? experience with this company?
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=253322113

I know I will paying $200 to the Gov. to own it.
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The only HANDS ON experience with a suppressor I have is with a tech .22 and it was SILENT all you heard was the bolt slapping back and forth as it ejected the spent casing. If you have never had HANDS ON experience with LARGER caliber weapons that are suppressed I would suggest you do so. SO MANY people think from shows like "Sons of guns" you can suppress a large calliber weapon to sound like they do in the movies, IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN !!!!!!! Reduce the report ? Sure, but when it comes to 300's or 308's being supressed I would have to see it to believe it making any SUBSTANTIAL difference. I VERY WELL could be wrong, but physics don't lie.
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A suppressor will not work on a 308. As in...you will not gain anything. IMO a suppressor should be used in conjunction with a subsonic traveling bullet.

Now with the Whisper it is completely appropriate. I have two friends that shoot the Whisper. They stay subsonic with the 220gr bullets. That, with a "can" works great. It will still kill deer at the closer ranges. The absolute best action to have in a Whisper is a single shot. I can't imagine the Whisper being able to blow back a AR action sufficiently to strip and re-chamber a round.

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A suppressor will not work on a 308. As in...you will not gain anything. IMO a suppressor should be used in conjunction with a subsonic traveling bullet.
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That was my thoughts exactly about the sub-sonic aspect. But hen again I could be wrong!
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I dont know anything about suppressors but isnt the bullpup in the this thread a suppressed .308? does the suppressor hurt the ballistics? I'm curious... does the suppressor just suppress or reduce the report? thanks..

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A suppressor will not work on a 308. As in...you will not gain anything. IMO a suppressor should be used in conjunction with a subsonic traveling bullet.
A suppressor will most certainly work on .308 rifles. While a suppressor certainly works better with sub sonic ammo, thanks to not having a sonic boom, a good one will definitely suppress the sound coming from any cartridge no matter if the bullet is super sonic or sub sonic. When I was gunsmithing I had a customer in Birmingham, AL that used a suppressed Remington LTR in .308 for night time urban deer hunts, sometimes just yards away from peoples back yards.

You will still hear the crack of the sonic boom from the bullet but the noise made from the expelling gasses is greatly reduced and nearly eliminated all together. The better suppressors work well enough to not need hearing protection with either types of ammo in .308 class cartridges.

BTW, you can easily buy sub sonic .308 ammo from several different manufacturers.

Here is a youtube video demonstrating a Gemtech TPR-S with super sonic and and super sonic ammo. IMO it doesn't work too well with either ammo.


Here is another youtube video that shows how a good suppressor should work. The last shot from the guy in the tan shirt is suppose to be a super sonic round. Both rifles are .308.


Here's another .308 shooting a suppressed .308 with all rounds being super sonic.


And another shooting both types of ammo.
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A buddy of mine is big into suppressors......He will only buy the Gemtec name!!! We have played with them over here, and I love shooting 1 but can't validate the $$$ to put 1 on any of my firearms.....Not to mention you open your home up to GOVERNMENT then....
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Not if you do a "trust" and have the items located in the "office" of the trust...
The Firing Line has an EXTENSIVELY utilized NFA section with tons of guys loaded with gobs of true info...
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I am considering buying this suppressor in the morning. any thoughts on the brand? good deal?
it will fit my LR308 for now but looking for a 300 Whisper also
thoughts ? recommendations? experience with this company?
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=253322113

I know I will paying $200 to the Gov. to own it.
I'm in the same boat and want to get one for the AK's which if threaded right ( 14mmccw) I think on mine the 7.62 NATO would work size wise. Is the 5/8x24 a standard thread for AR's or is it a custom pattern? All mine are 1/2x28.
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