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Posted: 3/18/2012 3:39:00 PM EST
I just put a suppressor on my M&P 15-22. The sound of the bullet is practically silent compared to the very loud PING / CLUNK sound transmitted through the receiver and stock right into my right ear.

I noticed the buffer tube is hollow. Anyone try to fill that with something to dampen the sound?

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Link Posted: 3/18/2012 4:20:27 PM EST
Do not own a SW but I do not see where it would hurt to put something in there.What I would put in there is some of that water pipe insulation foam.It comes in differant diameters..Sure would not hurt to try it.

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Link Posted: 3/18/2012 4:37:40 PM EST
That's "the sound of freedom"!

You hear it that loudly because your hearingrotection/ear is basically resting on the stock. It is harmless.

Actually, the action spring sound is useful, because it will tell you when the bolt locks back.
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Link Posted: 3/18/2012 5:04:38 PM EST
There is no way to stop that sound, I wonder if you know how the
rifle actually functions.
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Link Posted: 3/19/2012 8:12:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By Banditman:
I wonder if you know how the
rifle actually functions.


Um, yes. Do you? The buffer tube is hollow and open on the back. No spring inside like a real AR. Going to try and fill it with something to deaden the sound.

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Link Posted: 3/19/2012 11:21:13 AM EST
Just stuff a rag or old T shirt in it as that should be enough, no need to spend money if this works.

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Link Posted: 4/19/2012 5:25:51 PM EST
I filled mine with about 50 rounds of .22LR. I haven't shot it since so I don't know if it deadens the sound or not
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