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Unless you shoot subsonic rounds you will still hear the crack. But, not the "BOOM".
 

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I recently shot a .22 rimfire with a supressor.

With sub-sonic loads it was QUIET. With high velocity rounds, it was as loud as an un-suppressed rifle.

I'd like to have a .500 cal rifle with suppressor. Loading a 400 gr bullet to barely sub-sonic it would be a thumper that wasn't loud.

What the heck, I'm old and poor and don't hunt. No rifles for me.
 

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Don't think they make subsonic ammo for the .17hmr., if they do, I've never seen or heard about it.

So I'd think you'd be wasting your money. But the cool factor will certainly be there. Maybe a faux suppressor?
 

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All it will do is make it hearing safe. You will still get the crack from breaking the sound barrier, but it'll be much more pleasant to shoot.

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Don't think they make subsonic ammo for the .17hmr., if they do, I've never seen or heard about it.

So I'd think you'd be wasting your money. But the cool factor will certainly be there. Maybe a faux suppressor?
Already have the suppressor for my 10/22
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It will work for the .17 as well.

Who do you guys recommend to thread the barrel?
 

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What little I know about supressors and ballistics.

Do they even make subsonic rounds for the .17 and, if so, why? Why not just use a BB gun? When you lower the velocity of that tiny round, it doesn't have very much going for it. Since you can't hand load for it, it certainly wouldn't be a DIY project.

I'd like to have a .50 SW mag. rifle. Great ole big bullet would give lots of impact and still be quiet at sub-sonic velocity.

I recently fired a suppressed .22 both with high velocity rounds and subsonics. All you could hear with the subsonic rounds was the action cycling. With the high Vel rounds. you got the sonic crack and it was about as loud as an unsuppressed rifle.
 

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Do they even make subsonic rounds for the .17 and, if so, why? Why not just use a BB gun? When you lower the velocity of that tiny round, it doesn't have very much going for it. Since you can't hand load for it, it certainly wouldn't be a DIY project.

I'd like to have a .50 SW mag. rifle. Great ole big bullet would give lots of impact and still be quiet at sub-sonic velocity.

I recently fired a suppressed .22 both with high velocity rounds and subsonics. All you could hear with the subsonic rounds was the action cycling. With the high Vel rounds. you got the sonic crack and it was about as loud as an unsuppressed rifle.
Negative on subsonic 17...

Standard velocity CCI is subsonic, and still enough juice to function in semi autos.

Mini mags are definitely quieter suppressed, but you really don't get the full benefit of a suppressor until you move up to a bigger cartridge with more powder.

The suppressor does absolutely nothing to dissipate the sound once a projectile leaves the barrel. For instance, my .308 bolt gun with full power load sounds like a 22lr.

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