All that being said, I'd like to see the major silencer manufacturers start listing what caliber and barrel lengths can be used on their silencers without voiding the warranty.
For example, you have a .22 silencer. The manufacter could say they will warrant it for use on all .22 LR hosts, .17 HMR hosts with a barrel length of at least 16", .22 magnum hosts with a barrel length of at least 20", etc.
Same thing with 5.56/.223 cans being used on 22/250's, etc.
I eventually plan to get a silencer that is a very good match for every one of my guns. In the meantime, I'd like to maximize versatility and mounting a 30 cal can on a 5.56 is one way to do that. Is it the best match? Nope, not at all. Is it better than none? Most certainly!
ETA: Damn, beat me to it:
Also, Josh mentioned a guy that had a baffle strike after shooting thousands of rounds through his .22 silencer then switching to 5.7. Is it really smart to shoot 5.7 through a .22 can?!? A 5.7 bullet is roughly .224 inches in diameter. A .22 bullet is .223 inches in diameter. Shooting a cartridge with a higher pressure and slightly larger diameter doesn't seem like a very good idea to me.Mark K. wrote:heck I just bought an Alpha 50 bmg can- I got thread adapters for everything! it does make the p-22 a little bit nose heavy!
The other way around, what's the problem? You're saying if I have a 7.62 can, and I don't have a 5.56 can yet, that I should shoot my 5.56 unsuppressed just because my 7.62 can wouldn't be as good as a 5.56 can? Screw that! I'll take the slightly higher dB and slightly larger dimensions and weight over shooting unsuppressed any day. When I do get my 7.62 can, I'll PM you to make sure you won't be at the range when I go, just so I don't cause you any grief.