Run a rifle can wet?

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Run a rifle can wet?

Post by JeffWard » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:28 am

I have a new SiCo Omega. One of my shooting buddies has an Octane 9. The Octane can definitely runs a bit quieter with a drop of wire pulling gel inside it. Does anybody run a rifle can wet? Not recommended? Fine?

It's easy to access the blast chamber in the omega, since the barrel/brake end cap comes off, AND the end cap comes off.

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Post by doubloon » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:13 am

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Post by MJF1911 » Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:48 pm

All the instruction manuals on my rifle cans say to not run them wet.
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Post by Fireman1291 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:45 pm

You can run full circumference welded rifle cans wet. By wet I mean no standing water like you would have in the blast chamber in a pistol can. Just a wetting of the baffles with no standing water will work. It will kill any perceiveable suppressor flash when viewed from the front....that's about it. Oh and it will cause a nice mess inside your DI upper and wet your face with wet gas blowback lol.

IE unless you are on a SF team trying not to be seen and killed.... It's not worth the hassle. Also I can't stress enough, no standing water. The pressure will reach unsafe levels with too much water.
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Re: Run a rifle can wet?

Post by Grounded » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:01 am

Fireman1291 wrote:You can run full circumference welded rifle cans wet. By wet I mean no standing water like you would have in the blast chamber in a pistol can. Just a wetting of the baffles with no standing water will work. It will kill any perceiveable suppressor flash when viewed from the front....that's about it. Oh and it will cause a nice mess inside your DI upper and wet your face with wet gas blowback lol.

IE unless you are on a SF team trying not to be seen and killed.... It's not worth the hassle. Also I can't stress enough, no standing water. The pressure will reach unsafe levels with too much water.

You will love the picture I have from my testing of our integral DI upper after a 300+ FA cycle getting dunked in a 5 gallon pail of water on a 38* day. I did about 1800 rounds that day on a pretty quick fire schedule and was cooling in water between cycles to decrease the down time between cycles. Pull it out , quick shake, and let it rip. I guarantee I had standing water in my can haha.
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Re: Run a rifle can wet?

Post by JeffWard » Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:08 am

My intelligent brain tells me a LOT of "safety" has to do with what you're firing through the can.

The pressure of a subsonic 300BLK round vs. the pressure of a full-power 308 round through the same can is astronomically different. With 5.56 somewhere in between. Similarly, you'll see a greater sound-reduction in a 220g 300BLK at 1000f/s run wet than you will military ball 5.56 or 308.

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Re: Run a rifle can wet?

Post by Grounded » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:32 am

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Fireman1291 wrote:You can run full circumference welded rifle cans wet. By wet I mean no standing water like you would have in the blast chamber in a pistol can. Just a wetting of the baffles with no standing water will work. It will kill any perceiveable suppressor flash when viewed from the front....that's about it. Oh and it will cause a nice mess inside your DI upper and wet your face with wet gas blowback lol.

IE unless you are on a SF team trying not to be seen and killed.... It's not worth the hassle. Also I can't stress enough, no standing water. The pressure will reach unsafe levels with too much water.

You will love the picture I have from my testing of our integral DI upper after a 300+ FA cycle getting dunked in a 5 gallon pail of water on a 38* day. I did about 1800 rounds that day on a pretty quick fire schedule and was cooling in water between cycles to decrease the down time between cycles. Pull it out , quick shake, and let it rip. I guarantee I had standing water in my can haha.
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