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308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:20 pm
by blkcloud
I do some animal damage control from time to time.. I have read several pages of post here and realize that everyone suggest 2 cans but i'll ask anyway.. what silencer would you suggest that I buy to swap from a 22 to a 308? I only want 1 can.. I'm not trying to show my buddies how quite my gun is.. i'll be shooting sub sonic ammo.. I just dont want the neighbors down the road calling me every time I shoot a groundhog eating my beans.. (this year i'm planting 45 acres of soybeans) I own a machine shop so threading the barrels/ making adapters is a walk in the park. I doubt I will shoot over 100 rounds a year through it... thank you in advance..

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:24 pm
by doubloon
The purist will tell you no.

The 22lr will muck up the inside of the can, my concern from this would be loss of accuracy with 308 from crud building up on the baffle apertures but the 308 rounds would probably clean that right off.

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:54 pm
by scrogrw
If you are staying subsonic on the 308 then a Liberty Mystic X will do the job

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:32 pm
by T-Rex
I wouldn't recommend any.

Honestly, if I owned a machine shop, I'd spend $100 on material (which you might have laying around), $400 on tax stamps and have a can for either.

For subsonic ammo, you'd have no issues producing great cans. There are plenty of designs, this site can offer.

In all reality, you could file a form1 trust today and, reasonably, expect to be done with the cans by end of June.

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:38 pm
by rimshaker
scrogrw wrote:If you are staying subsonic on the 308 then a Liberty Mystic X will do the job
Ditto. The Mystic can handle everything else in between also... except 40 and 45.

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:58 pm
by poikilotrm
Get a .22 can and a centerfire can. Your life will be easier.

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:44 am
by blkcloud
you know I havent really thought much about.. making my one myself.. from the pictures I have seen its not much to making one... but.. didnt see and drawings.. exact measurments.. ect.. only went throught 4-5 pages on the smithing section.. would one of you post a link to a good print please? 308 and 22 thanks!

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:59 am
by Slow Hand
It'll take a little digging, but it's enjoyable digging!!

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=79895

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:40 am
by doubloon
the completed form 1 thread linked above and below is the place to start

There's also this link

http://www.cncguns.com/projects/22silencer.html

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:52 am
by Conqueror
The CNC Guns site shows very poorly designed K baffles, I would not emulate those.

If you want a commercial silencer, pretty much any stainless/inconel .308 silencer would be fine for occasional limited .22LR use. If you gunk it up you can use the Dip to clean it. Or buy a disassembling .308 silencer, there are a few brands.

The Arfcom suppressor forum has a great thread on home built silencers with some pretty decent designs.

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:41 am
by T-Rex
Conqueror wrote: The Arfcom suppressor forum has a great thread on home built silencers with some pretty decent designs.


Instead of referencing our own SilencerSmithing Forum, you suggest Arfcom :shock:

Re: 308 to 22?

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:19 am
by Conqueror
This place is pretty dead nowadays. It's easier to find something on Page 1 of Arfcom than page 38 of ST.