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by Hard_ware
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Planning my first silencer build
Replies: 61
Views: 6033

Re: Planning my first silencer build

Fantastic! I'm going to give this a try. So what's the negative in doing this? one last thing. so say a thread has a .024" height do you just feed in .024" total or is there a little more to it than that? Thanks again Many lathes can't cut smooth threads using a plunge cut.Machine flex and lack of ...
by Hard_ware
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Planning my first silencer build
Replies: 61
Views: 6033

Re: Planning my first silencer build

wait so you guys are losing me. Your saying you can single point thread without having to use the compound? as in you just use the cross slide to increase your cuts? Yes, you can just feed the cross-slide in. When you use the compound, you're cutting w/ the left (spindle) side of the tool. With the...
by Hard_ware
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru
Replies: 87
Views: 27415

Re: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru

Ordered 1 will post info when I run some 17-4 solid rod thru it.
eBay has a 10% off today till 8am Friday eastern time up to $100 off
PICKUPTEN is promo code.

$891.00 delivered

Have a few e-form 1’s I am waiting on.
by Hard_ware
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru
Replies: 87
Views: 27415

Re: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru

Thanks! I was interested in ordering one, but only if it had the 1.5” passthru as listed. The 5” chuck would need to have been modified for a 1.5” as 1.18” is common for a 5” chuck. Hate to order one and have to go thru hassle of sending it back. I like the small size as I don’t want a 1000lb plus l...
by Hard_ware
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru
Replies: 87
Views: 27415

Sub $1k lathe including shipping 8x16 with 5” chuck 1.5” pass thru

The 1.5” passthru will help with inside threading longer 1.5” diameter pieces. All metal gears as well. Still a cheap lathe but the lowest priced unit with that large of a bore. I believe it’s a mt5 spindle. Search eBay with 8x16 750w Model TS-210 Brand Taishi eBay For those in need of a step up fro...
by Hard_ware
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: ATF white paper recommending removal of suppressors from NFA
Replies: 10
Views: 1812

Re: ATF white paper recommending removal of suppressors from NFA

I think that's what is intended, just ATF agrees so no battle from them.

Time might come when the little guy CAN make prototype CAN's :lol: .

Nothing published in Federal Registrar.
by Hard_ware
Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SPL 6" from shooters ear OSS Helix
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: SPL 6" from shooters ear OSS Helix

Yep, the more the SPL is measured at the shooters ear the better comparisons can be made.

But the helix sure had bad numbers at the muzzle.
by Hard_ware
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: SPL 6" from shooters ear OSS Helix
Replies: 2
Views: 941

SPL 6" from shooters ear OSS Helix

Bad numbers 1 meter from muzzle ( ~155db) but not so bad at shooters ear (~138db) Seems like the lower back pressure comes with reduced sound at the ejection port. This will only effect a semi auto. Seems like measurement 6" from shooters ear is the better place to measure the sound reduction of a s...
by Hard_ware
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Endcap won't stay tight
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Endcap won't stay tight

2 small spring loaded grub screws on suppressor side to match up with spanner holes on the 22/45 lite should keep it from rotating loose. Another option notice threads on the 22/45 lite are not threaded all the way to the base ? Machine out a beveled space in the suppressor for a small o-ring to com...
by Hard_ware
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 30 cal 1.625" Titanium w/MAAD 51T
Replies: 22
Views: 5995

Re: 30 cal 1.625" Titanium w/MAAD 51T

Very nice! Getting a reading on the db reduction would have been nice. Hard to know if any improvements are possible without it, this based on comment made by contractor. End porting final chamber may help depending on pressure within chamber, diffusing high pressure gasses to atmosphere over change...
by Hard_ware
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!

Just hope it passes, and then making sure State laws to fall in line.

Being able to make suppressors with no paperwork or waiting would be Great!

Make all the toys to lower the noise, and no worries about tweaking the parts for best results and pitching the old ones.
by Hard_ware
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!

Suppressors are not illegal in TX. Sec. 46.05. PROHIBITED WEAPONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells: (1) an explosive weapon; (2) a machine gun; (3) a short-barrel firearm; (4) a firearm silencer; (5) knu...
by Hard_ware
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!

Do you have the Texas law that states suppressors are illegal? I'm a little confused that there's a law saying they're illegal but they're legal to hunt with. Yes it's section 46.05. States they are illegal or "prohibited weapons" But if registered with ATF they are legal stated in previous section...
by Hard_ware
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!

Some states like Texas suppressors are illegal. Just read current Texas weapons Laws The only thing that makes them legal is that they are registered with the ATF, so passing federal legislation doing away with registration could impact legal state ownership, until state legislation makes them lega...
by Hard_ware
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!
Replies: 16
Views: 7767

Re: 80% silencers? Yep, it finally happened! (we have them but under the term "solvent trap" - at least they are honest!

Some states like Texas suppressors are illegal. Just read current Texas weapons Laws The only thing that makes them legal is that they are registered with the ATF, so passing federal legislation doing away with registration could impact legal state ownership, until state legislation makes them legal...
by Hard_ware
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Leidenfrost Effect for Next Generation Baffle Surfaces?
Replies: 20
Views: 1883

Re: Leidenfrost Effect for Next Generation Baffle Surfaces?

Honestly it's hard to imagine anything that would revolutionize silencer designs. While there are many distinct challenges involved the general physics is well known. The heat and fouling involved also limits both usable materials and the design . Yeah, it's all about volume. Projectile noise can b...
by Hard_ware
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 300 blk coaxial build almost done -- Range Report.
Replies: 31
Views: 5475

Re: 300 blk coaxial build almost done -- Range Report.

T-Rex wrote:Try spinning the spacer vents 180* along their axis.
Also, move the cleaner baffles towards the muzzle so you can get some good carbon comparisons.
+1

also try a 90degree shift and see if that lowers sound.
by Hard_ware
Sat May 28, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster
Replies: 36
Views: 16167

Re: Form 1 45 ACP can with booster

Nice build!

Midway has Advanced Armament Co (AAC) ASAP Replacement Piston EVO-45 Suppressor .578"-28 Thread Stainless Steel units to make a booster for $33.00 on clearance

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/292321 ... less-steel
by Hard_ware
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Rules of thumb for suppressor design
Replies: 55
Views: 8683

Re: Rules of thumb for suppressor design

I've long had an interest in casting more than just lead, time to learn lost wax casting? There is much more than lost wax casting for the home hobbyist today.One with the more intriguing is lost foam casting.If a rubber mould was made then filled with foam you might have a easy quick baffle making...
by Hard_ware
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Rules of thumb for suppressor design
Replies: 55
Views: 8683

Re: Rules of thumb for suppressor design

Ceramic 3d printed baffels? Sintered Ceramic is used for tank armor. 3D printing is similar and allows greater/finer complexity. There are several company's that sell wax material for the cheeper 3D printers, go from there. Gunny Wax model, green sand, and cast away. Machine for exact od and id. :D...
by Hard_ware
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: --
Replies: 38
Views: 5625

Re: Short, Effective 5.56 Rifle Suppressor Advice Please

Barrel harmonics are effected by anything contacting barrel. If you dont reload you have limited options on harmonics generated from loading, having projectile exit on a node will cause least bullet deflection. But calc won't matter as i am shooting with a tripod and suppressor rear mounting point i...
by Hard_ware
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: --
Replies: 38
Views: 5625

Re: Short, Effective 5.56 Rifle Suppressor Advice Please

Use for hunting most rounds dumped in a short time frame was 27rnds in about 2 minutes. Nice and warm but never caused any burning of the paint. I didn't pay much attention to the suppressor as over a dozen hogs were laying in the field I needed to load up. The reflex setup makes for a stable 2 poin...
by Hard_ware
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: --
Replies: 38
Views: 5625

Re: Short, Effective 5.56 Rifle Suppressor Advice Please

Compression fit for reflex mount threads have worked for me. Heat and put in place on barrel, set screw to insure no movement.
several hundred rounds and several years later still going with super sonic loads.
by Hard_ware
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: 300 BLK design
Replies: 54
Views: 12761

Re: 300 BLK design

Nice!
Can't wait for video to follow :)