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by McLarenross
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 500 Auto Max integral
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: 500 Auto Max integral

OK so working with it some more and upon advise I am dumping the "brake" idea. too much machine time, not really adding much suppression, and heavy. Now with fifteen 60 cone baffles, ported barrel, and external muzzle brake cap to hold it all together. Ill still thread the tube to the barrel at the ...
by McLarenross
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 500 Auto Max integral
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: 500 Auto Max integral

I/we looked at the 45 Raptor as well but I want this for subs really and i couldn't find bullets over 350gr for 0.452" bullets. If 45 Raptor was 0.458 I'd be sold for sure. Here is what I'm thinking for can design. The "brake" is 6in long and threads onto the 10" barrel and I will permanently attach...
by McLarenross
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 500 Auto Max integral
Replies: 6
Views: 910

500 Auto Max integral

So my father is building an AR10 in 500 Auto Max and it's got me thinking, why not build it in a Remington 700 action and do it as an integral suppressor? It's 0.473 case head so a standard bolt face, it headspaces on the case mouth is isn't ideal but that's the nature of the beast for these types o...
by McLarenross
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 11" Rockwell lathe
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: 11" Rockwell lathe

I have a 70's vintage model of that lathe (that one is from the 60s) and it works great for gunsmithing. The spindle bore is 1.375" so it will fit all but the biggest barrels. Cant tell for certain from that pic but it looks like it has a L00 spindle mount so running the lathe backward will not loos...
by McLarenross
Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: High speed suppressor video
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: High speed suppressor video

For future watchers, skip the first 2 minutes of the first video For the second video it would have been much more effective to have them shoot consecutively instead of concurrently. The sounds just mix together. Haha. Yea. That is a 4.5 second video in real time. At 5000fps it becomes 8.5 minutes....
by McLarenross
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Just how hot do suppressors get?
Replies: 22
Views: 3497

Re: Just how hot do suppressors get?

Ive been using a leather welding glove that I keep in my pack and its been fine for removing my can from my 18" AR even after multiple mags and higher speed. Now you cant just grab the suppressor and hold onto it for ever with a welding glove but its more that adequate to remove and set aside to coo...
by McLarenross
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: High speed suppressor video
Replies: 4
Views: 796

High speed suppressor video

By virtue of my job I have access to some high speed cameras so I used on this weekend to film my From 1 45 ACP suppressor cycling on my 1911. The spring in the booster was just a wild ass guess for spring and mostly chosen cause it fit the dimensions I needed. It worked 100% from day 1 but I was ne...
by McLarenross
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Machining at it's finest.
Replies: 14
Views: 2093

Re: Machining at it's finest.

Holy fucking hell no! I work with space bound multi-stage rockets and they arent this complicated!!
by McLarenross
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: .065" wall safe for 316L 308 can?
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: .065" wall safe for 316L 308 can?

I built my 30 cal can pretty much exactly how your talking. 1.5" OD, 0.065" wall 316 stainless tube with TOMB attachment and nine 60* stainless cone baffles welded at both ends. Its held up great to 308s, 223s, 6mms, and once I finish the rifle it will be run on my new 6.5 SAUM. For a centerfire can...
by McLarenross
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Need supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Need supplies

Speedy Metals as well. I use Online Metals for seamless tube and Speedy Metals for bar stock but if I need some good straight DOM tubing I use Online Metals. twice now I have ordered seamless DOM stainless tube from Speedy Metals and it was either crooked or ovaled. Online Metals has been 100% for t...
by McLarenross
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Is .035 416ss to thin wall? for 1" .22 can
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Is .035 416ss to thin wall? for 1" .22 can

I used 0.035" wall 1" OD 316 stainless tube for my rimfire can. I welded it up completely. No take down at all. Drop the can in the dip for 24 hours every 5000 or so rounds and your good.
by McLarenross
Tue May 19, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 50 BMG form 1 finally arrived. Tested, works well.
Replies: 46
Views: 8923

Re: 50 BMG form 1 finally arrived. Fabrication complete.

Fantastic!! I cant wait to buy a 50 and build a can for it. I actually named my son Barrett so I need to buy him one soon!!
by McLarenross
Mon May 18, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help me loose some weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Help me loose some weight

Ranb, that is very reassuring. Thanks for the confidence. I will thin out the tube and do a little more trimming on the baffles.
by McLarenross
Sat May 16, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help me loose some weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Help me loose some weight

Im sticking with SS cause of cost and I have most of the stock needed already. Ti would be nice though.
by McLarenross
Sat May 16, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help me loose some weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Help me loose some weight

Thinning the outter tube to 1.465" for the last 4" actually saved a whole nother ounce! That brings me to 18.2oz. Thats on par with the M4-2k. Im pretty happy with that.
by McLarenross
Sat May 16, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help me loose some weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Help me loose some weight

My 30 cal can is essentially just like this except with 8 baffle and 3" longer. It performs great, but its heavy. This will always be on a 16" or greater barrel. I Will be welding the endcaps on, no threads. Thinking about it, I went ahead and swiss cheesed the first spacer as well. I also thinned t...
by McLarenross
Sat May 16, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Help me loose some weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Help me loose some weight

Not my fat ass, my suppressor of course! Im working on a dedicated 223 can so I dont have to keep using my heavy ass 30 cal can on my ARs. Im using the same basic design principles as the 30 cal can I made but it will be shorter and hopefully lighter for quicker handling. The can is 1.5" OD and 6.5"...
by McLarenross
Sun May 10, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster
Replies: 36
Views: 15035

Re: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster

Been a little while but I finally got to shoot a better video of this can on my 1911. In person the sound of the round impacting the plate rack was louder than the gun itself. I tried to make a few more videos but the battery in the GoPro died.

https://youtu.be/qownVowo0YM
by McLarenross
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 9mm AR Can Complete
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: 9mm AR Can Complete

Very nice machine work sir. Kudos.
by McLarenross
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: If you knew then what you know now...
Replies: 22
Views: 2242

Re: If you knew then what you know now...

Just thought of another one. Buying a KelTec KSG because I wanted to try it for 3 gun. Wow was that a mistake!! Biggest problem was you couldn't load that gun fast to save your life. Second was that it kicked worse than any 12ga Ive ever shot. Third was that it wouldn't cycle correctly with anything...
by McLarenross
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: If you knew then what you know now...
Replies: 22
Views: 2242

Re: If you knew then what you know now...

Regrets... My biggest one so far was a missed deal on a complete Dan Wesson 357 set. In the wooden box with all 4 barrels in like new condition.....for $400!!!!!!!!!! I was only 20 though!! It was at a local pawn shop and the guy wouldn't let me even put it on layaway for the full cost of the gun ca...
by McLarenross
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Out of state gunsmith/SOT required to make my SBR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

Re: Out of state gunsmith/SOT required to make my SBR?

Sounds like you need to take a hacksaw to the barrel at about 12" then send it to your 01 smith. You manufactured the SBR, hes just fixing your hacksaw job. Problem solved.
by McLarenross
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster
Replies: 36
Views: 15035

Re: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster

This is the exact spring I ordered. They come in a pack of 3 even.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9657k363/=wdcqxw
by McLarenross
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster
Replies: 36
Views: 15035

Re: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster

I choose stainless for 2 reasons. 1. With the current rules once its built your done. No modifications, no repairs, no replacement parts, nada. Stainless is a lot more robust that aluminum and will last a lot longer. Stainless can also be made much thinner than aluminum and be much stronger, albeit ...
by McLarenross
Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Can anyone recommend a machine shop in NC?
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: Can anyone recommend a machine shop in NC?

Cant agree more. "I have the machine tools to save money on buying guns/cans/etc" is just a lie I tell my wife and even she doesn't believe it. I do this cause I enjoy it. There is not such thing as saving money in the NFA relm.