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by Elkins45
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Maxim 50 gone from SiCo website
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Maxim 50 gone from SiCo website

I just noticed the Maxim 50 muzzleloader is missing from the Silencerco website. It must not have been the game changer they thought it would be.

I would consider one if they built it on a smokeless platform like the Savage 10 MLII
by Elkins45
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Muzzle loading integral suppressor
Replies: 60
Views: 5361

Re: Muzzle loading integral suppressor

I have said a whole bunch of times that Silencerco would have met with a lot more success if they had built a smokeless gun. Savage did it. A smokeless gun solves all the cleaning problems.
by Elkins45
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Zmachineworx belly up?
Replies: 9
Views: 3513

Zmachineworx belly up?

Is Zmachineworx still in business? Their Facebook page hasn’t been updated since July and their website appears to be gone. ATF shut them down?
by Elkins45
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Current gold standard for rimfire can?
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Current gold standard for rimfire can?

A local shop has the Sig SRD22X for $279, which seems like a good deal. I watched a video where a guy from Sig claimed 110 dB on a rifle. That sounds like a pretty quiet can.
by Elkins45
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Current gold standard for rimfire can?
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Current gold standard for rimfire can?

What’s the current winner for best rimfire can? Quietness and ease of cleaning are about even with regards to my definition of “best” with quiet perhaps taking a slight lead. I currently own a Form 1 rimfire can and a Spectre II. My homemade can is as quiet as the Spectre but it’s also quite a bit b...
by Elkins45
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Small supressor for full house 300BLK
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

Re: Small supressor for full house 300BLK

I would trim those hand guards back to make room for a longer can, and consider a reflex design to get some extra volume.
by Elkins45
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: SilencerCo summer promotion
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

SilencerCo summer promotion

SilencerCo is running a summer promotion where if you spend $700 on a serialized item you get a free rimfire can. If you spend >$800 you get a free pistol can. Using Silencer Shop and one local dealer as a yardstick, that means there are really only a couple of their cans that get you over the $800 ...
by Elkins45
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Trust Strategy
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: Trust Strategy

If you own more than three or four NFA items the cheaper route would be just to buy a dedicated safe for them and not tell anyone else the combination. That way your wife and in-laws don't have access and you save all the crazy trust shenanigans. Paying (again) the $200 transfer tax for each item wo...
by Elkins45
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Rethinking 460 Rowland suppressed
Replies: 21
Views: 4026

Re: Rethinking 460 Rowland suppressed

If you buy a Glock 30 kit from Rowland himself he makes you buy a “Rowlanator” which is an extra heavy metal rear sight designed to add mass to the slide. If I were putting weight on the gun I would put it on the slide. FWIW I tried to run 45 Super/Low end Rowland loads in a Glock 21 using a crappy ...
by Elkins45
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

Double tap
by Elkins45
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Clipping a 45 can?
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Clipping a 45 can?

I’m planning a 10” can for subsonic 45-70 using 60 degree cones. I’m planning a .500 bore diameter. Question: will clipping the cones give a benefit for a slow, heavy 45 caliber bullet or should I just bore them and be done with it.
by Elkins45
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Any 300WM Monocore Suppressors?
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: Any 300WM Monocore Suppressors?

MMH wrote:Are are the monocores mostly for lower velocity/pressure rounds?
Thompson Machine Thirty is a monocore that’s 300 WM rated. I think the Lane Scorpion is as well.
by Elkins45
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5688

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

It's fully welded. If any part came off, it would be considered a silencer part. This. If it were kosher with ATF to have a removable core then Silencerco would have been smart enough to make that happen. Read the ATF letter and you can see they aren't even happy with the endcap being held in place...
by Elkins45
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Anyone use packing?
Replies: 26
Views: 4672

Re: Anyone use packing?

How about stainless steel wire screen? Could be dipped if needed.
by Elkins45
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?
Replies: 6
Views: 2812

Re: Where to engrave 10/22 ZK-22 SBR?

It was my understanding, having spoken with a lawyer and reviewing the ATF website, that the engraving of a weapon is not required unless you are either the manufacturer (think 80% lower) or transferring the item (selling). If you are simply modifying something that you already own, than it is not ...
by Elkins45
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5688

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

Don't some states have different (from the feds) definitions for firearms and silencers? Would this gun be legal in CA and NJ? Ranb Some states won't allow it to be mailed directly to your house but I don't think antique muzzle loading guns are banned anywhere. If they make a silenced cap lock revo...
by Elkins45
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5688

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

I just wish they hadn't welded it to the end of a $99 rifle. If I'm going to drop a grand on a muzzle loader I would prefer it be a good one. I predict they will sell a bunch of them, and then three months later at least half will be on a race to the bottom on the resale market. On the bright side, ...
by Elkins45
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5688

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

Now here's a question. A TC encore is legally a firearm, as it can have centerfire barrels attached to it. Would putting an integrally silenced muzzle loader barrel onto an encore constitute silencing a firearm? I used to own an Encore that was purchased new with only the 50 caliber ML barrel. I ha...
by Elkins45
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Why didn't I think of this?
Replies: 47
Views: 5688

Re: Why didn't I think of this?

Actually I did think of it a couple of years ago. I just never got around to composing a letter to ATF because I didn't have the time to pursue it. If you read their letter from ATF a couple of things jump out: 1. They make note of the adhesive used to secure the end cap of the sample as not being a...
by Elkins45
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Legal question on baffle caliber
Replies: 24
Views: 3228

Re: Legal question on baffle caliber

... What if the silencer for that form has never been made? Can you send ATF a letter informing them you would like to amend the info on your form after approval but prior to construction? http://www.silencertalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12642 Thanks, but that didn't actually help. That thread was...
by Elkins45
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Legal question on baffle caliber
Replies: 24
Views: 3228

Re: Legal question on baffle caliber

... why would it be illegal? that is swapping baffles. Changing the caliber is illegal without all the paperwork and $$$. What if the silencer for that form has never been made? Can you send ATF a letter informing them you would like to amend the info on your form after approval but prior to constr...
by Elkins45
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: "Happy" 13th everyone
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: "Happy" 13th everyone

FNG here ... lots of talk about 41F rules, but I've seen nothing in writing. I have trustees 1,000 miles apart so not sure what to do. Someone here in another forum mentioned starting a 2nd trust with just himself on it. I'll probably do the same to keep it super simple until things settle down. Dr...
by Elkins45
Tue May 24, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?
Replies: 30
Views: 3825

Re: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?

^^^ You didn't change the caliber of the silencer, you just sent a smaller bullet through the hole. The size of the hole is still the same.
by Elkins45
Tue May 24, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?
Replies: 30
Views: 3825

Re: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?

I('m involved on the fringes of a discussion on another forum regarding bore clearances for Form 1 silencers. In this particular thread the OP inquired about being able to change the caliber of a silencer once the stamp had been issued. While most were quick to point out that ATF very specifically ...
by Elkins45
Mon May 23, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?
Replies: 30
Views: 3825

Re: Question on legal limits of bore clearance?

As long as the caliber listed will fit through the hole then its good. What if I can shoot 45's through my can marked 22 caliber? It still won't help you keep your anal virginity. That's my instinctive thought as well, but is there actually something in statute or published guidance to back that op...