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by a_canadian
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: ATF Says Braced HoneyBadger is an SBR!
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: ATF Says Braced HoneyBadger is an SBR!

Not trolling, as I just don't know about the primaries - how transparent is that process? How manipulable? Here we have party members and secret ballots choosing party leaders. No way I can see for the general public to know what games were played, whether cheating happened, what sorts of bargains g...
by a_canadian
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: ATF Says Braced HoneyBadger is an SBR!
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: ATF Says Braced HoneyBadger is an SBR!

Well it's not like you guys had any actual choice in 2016. It was Bozo the Friggin' Clown or Hillary Goddamn Clinton. How was that a choice? It's what the billionaire class decided for you, either way. Not saying we're any better off up here. Andrew the Snivelling Coward Scheer on the Conservative s...
by a_canadian
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: “Solvent traps”
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: “Solvent traps”

It really depends on which solvent trap you order, concerning the quality of metal and how it's been worked. I had a friend of a friend bring me one which he intended to use on a 10/22, thing was 1" OD and 5.5" long and the end caps were neatly threaded, the rear face perpendicular to the shoulder o...
by a_canadian
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Universal suppressor?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Universal suppressor?

As I understand it, the BATF considers even 1 'extra' baffle to be a suppressor in its own right, effectively a 'weapon' by the definitions they enforce. No extra internal parts are permitted. The workaround, of course, is to ignore the regulation and do as you please... just don't get caught, as th...
by a_canadian
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Guess we have different perspectives on what perspective does for geometry... but I'll leave it at that. Good luck on your adventures.
by a_canadian
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: I give up
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: I give up

I suggest a word processor, including saving the document (which can be recycled indefinitely, stored in a convenient location), because sometimes computers crash, wiping the clipboard.
by a_canadian
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Well if you say so, but that's confusing considering how obviously off-centre that hole is in the image you shared. Perhaps that one wasn't part of the build you test fired? In any case, those parts don't really seem adequate for .300blk. Perhaps they'll last a little while, and if you stuck to subs...
by a_canadian
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Have to admit I was lazy looking at your blurry picture of what looks like a slightly conical washer made of poorly anodized 6061 or maybe even 2023 alloy. I didn't notice (somehow, amazingly) that the bore hole was WAY off centre. Looking at it again in the context of your question above, which I f...
by a_canadian
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: I give up
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: I give up

Pro tip: if you're finding yourself typing long passages only to lose them for some reason when submitting the text in a forum, try typing into Notepad or some word proeccor software first. From that program you can then copy the text into a browser window and try sending it If it fails, you still h...
by a_canadian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Yeah, well, we were all noobs once. My first suppressor had a steel tube, ebony rear plug, brass front cap, and a perforated plastic tube wrapped in steel wool for dulling the noise of a weak airgun. It worked a little. Washers and spacers next. Then K baffles. K's are very satisfying when you do th...
by a_canadian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

This is the Obsidian clip: https://www-internationalsportsman-com.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/DSC_1971.jpg While the Obsidian 'clip' has always seemed to me a bit of a poor choice considering much more effective clip styles are easily done, with their steep and stepped cones it seems to w...
by a_canadian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

What the hell? That's exactly the wrong thing to do. Amazing. ACROSS THE FACE of the entry point of the cone, not parallel to the boreline. Was I unclear?
by a_canadian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Looking at the site selling various cone spacers, it seems for the most part that they have enough thickness to allow cutting some clips without opening out the hole diameter. I'd drill a hole in a scrap of wood the same diameter as the front of the cone and set the cone into that, holding it there ...
by a_canadian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: First range report on my Form1 build.
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: First range report on my Form1 build.

Even washers can benefit from some 'clipping' as in bending them on a shaped anvil with a punch. One side or two. Redirecting gas/pressure flow is essential if you're after suppression better than what you seem to be suggesting with "could definitely tell" kind of equivocation. Either it's quiet or ...
by a_canadian
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Smart phones and their sound level apps.
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Smart phones and their sound level apps.

Yes, tried a few apps, on a few different smartphone models/brands. None has been capable of metering even the noise level of a relatively quiet airgun accurately, and certainly not a firearm. Jesse James infamously boasted of an 88dB reading for 5.56 through his sweet potato suppressor, which is ri...
by a_canadian
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Gun Discussion
Topic: Use of Gun Magnets
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Use of Gun Magnets

With only 1 post it seems likely you're spamming for your product. But in this case I think it's actually cool spam. I haven't implemented magnets to retain a steel gun, but it has seemed to me for some years to be a practical solution for 'in plain sight' concealment of a pistol under a table or de...
by a_canadian
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Bill To Ban Suppressors Introduced!
Replies: 4
Views: 1190

Re: Bill To Ban Suppressors Introduced!

#Unity2020 seems a decent alternative. Vanishingly unlikely, so in that sense somewhat akin to the USA itself.
by a_canadian
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: News Stories
Topic: St Louis couple in mansion has guns seized
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: St Louis couple in mansion has guns seized

The prosecutor essentially displayed her prejudice in the case 2 days before the gun was confiscated, when she stated at a press briefing that she would do everything in her power to ensure that the couple did not get away with "this" whatever "this" is in her opinion. From various reports I've read...
by a_canadian
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells

Doesn't seem very thick, so probably not affecting suppressor air volume significantly. It's ugly, but you don't have to look at it in use. If it were mine, I'd coat all the fouled surfaces with lithium grease and shoot it. Suppression improves slightly (though with a bit of smoke), and the white li...
by a_canadian
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Removing lead fouling from aluminum bells

Are you trying to get it clean for some reason or simply removing buildup to allow reassembly with most of the grime out of the way? If you are trying to get it clean what is the upside compared to just getting it sort of clean? This is an important point. It's hard to remove the base filth from al...
by a_canadian
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Nutcase bitch and whine forum
Topic: What we should do about the riots
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: What we should do about the riots

Sure. They'll probably go that way with it if they can find a couple of witnesses to confirm Chauvin's animosity. I don't care much at this point. It's all become such a mess, so many hurt and dead as a result of the rioting, so many businesses destroyed. What a waste.
by a_canadian
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Nutcase bitch and whine forum
Topic: What we should do about the riots
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: What we should do about the riots

It seems from the latest information I've been able to glean that George Floyd had recently tested positive for COVID-19, had a quantity of fentanyl in his body, had dropped a small ziploc bag full of white powder or pills as he was cuffed and squatted against a wall during the initial arrest, and h...
by a_canadian
Sun May 31, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Nutcase bitch and whine forum
Topic: What we should do about the riots
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: What we should do about the riots

A well thought out statement, and if it could work that would be wonderful. Unfortunately it seems unlikely to happen. That's because in general we know that the most likely outcome resulting from anything but an overwhelming number of people showing up at the same time would be violence of some kin...
by a_canadian
Sat May 30, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Two Deadicated, Persistent Officers.
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Two Deadicated, Persistent Officers.

Hey, you don't need to sell me on the notion that police are corrupt. We saw it here at a few major protests against major economic summits (dens of corruption if ever there were!) and when politicians get caught with hands in the till. Police in matching pants and combat boots and heavily disguised...