Radical Firearms 5.56

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Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Tanner » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:41 pm

Anyone got an info on this can from radical firearms?
http://www.radicalfirearms.com/product-p/rf556supp.htm

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by JeffWard » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:37 pm

The $200 tax stamp is the same price for any can.
Suppressors are a lifetime investment.
If the company that makes your can goes south, you're SOL if your can does likewise.

Your money is your money, but I'd spend mine on an established brand name can with a reputation, and "legs".

I paid $880 for a SilencerCo Omega. New tech, super light, not cheap... by SiCo is in the game for the long haul.

You MAY get a great can for cheap. You may get an inferior can that you'll regret.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by c5_nc » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:36 pm

Saw where a new barrel came off from the extension a week or so ago, years after it has been known you should not melonite the barrel and extension assembled. I wouldn't be too confident in suppressors from them.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by a_canadian » Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:48 pm

Wow. There seems to be practically no information available about that thing. The maker just shows different views of the outside, not any mention of baffle type or even of decibel reduction testing. No way in hell I'd consider throwing money at that without real information. They talk about 'saving money' and 'not breaking the bank' but spending hundreds of dollars on a thing about which there is zero information isn't saving money, it's being an idiot.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Tanner » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:01 pm

Jeff. Ive got a specwar 762 on the way but im kinda suspicious of a 556 can being that cheap.

c5_nc. You got a link to that? i wouldnt mind reading up on that.

a_canadian. Ya the low price and not much info on it is whats got me worried about it. I like to see baffles and what metals its made of. The info on that can is lacking to say the least.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by YugoRPK » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:35 am

Try the Specwar 762 on a 5.56 rifle before you think about buying a 5.56 specific can. Yoo'll probably realize you don't need one. I know mine is absurdly quiet with the only real sound being action noise and supersonic crack when shooting 5.56.
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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Baboon » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:29 am

I see they are now a sponsor. I went into their store front a month or so back. I had heard they build rifles, but no mention of cans. Clerck was helpful in advising me on a mount for my LMT M203 Stand Alone.
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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Tanner » Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:29 am

YugoRPK wrote:Try the Specwar 762 on a 5.56 rifle before you think about buying a 5.56 specific can. Yoo'll probably realize you don't need one. I know mine is absurdly quiet with the only real sound being action noise and supersonic crack when shooting 5.56.
i planned on it but was looking at a 556 can for someone else.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by OJB4 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:44 pm

JeffWard wrote:The $200 tax stamp is the same price for any can.
Suppressors are a lifetime investment.
If the company that makes your can goes south, you're SOL if your can does likewise.

Your money is your money, but I'd spend mine on an established brand name can with a reputation, and "legs".

I paid $880 for a SilencerCo Omega. New tech, super light, not cheap... by SiCo is in the game for the long haul.

You MAY get a great can for cheap. You may get an inferior can that you'll regret.

JW
Wow...that's almost 200 bucks cheaper than what I paid for mine. Guess I need to start price shopping for future purchases. Oh well, not gonna cry over lost money.
I've gotta stop this habit.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Bendersquint » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:54 pm

c5_nc wrote:Saw where a new barrel came off from the extension a week or so ago, years after it has been known you should not melonite the barrel and extension assembled. I wouldn't be too confident in suppressors from them.
Thats a new one for me, I have done all mine and never and issue with any of them.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by c5_nc » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:39 pm

Bendersquint wrote:
c5_nc wrote:Saw where a new barrel came off from the extension a week or so ago, years after it has been known you should not melonite the barrel and extension assembled. I wouldn't be too confident in suppressors from them.
Thats a new one for me, I have done all mine and never and issue with any of them.
Someone had posted another Radical barrel that came off the extension yesterday on another forum. There had been a rash of Melonited barrels coming off the extensions, my understanding is the treatment requires a temperature of 1100 degrees. Radical is claiming they are now loosing the extensions for the melonite process, after it is done the retorque them, on the current production ones.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by Deathray » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:44 am

c5_nc wrote:Radical is claiming they are now loosing the extensions for the melonite process, after it is done the retorque them, on the current production ones.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the locating pin should be preventing all of this if they actually install it correctly.

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Re: Radical Firearms 5.56

Post by YugoRPK » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:22 pm

the locating pin keeps the extension from moving. If the barrel isnt properly torqued into the extension the barrel could move in the extension. Ive got a couple of their barrels and never had an issue. One is an 8 1/2" SBR 300 blk and its probably the best shooting most reliable barrel for an AR-15 Ive got.
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