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Posted: 12/28/2006 2:13:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2006 4:00:52 PM EST by Slug-O]
I know that I'm not the only one that has had a strike....So I will be the first to show a photo. Happened over a year ago due to run out threads.


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Posted: 12/28/2006 2:41:06 PM EST
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What can is that?
What did it take to get it back up and running??
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Posted: 12/28/2006 2:53:47 PM EST
That looks like the end cap from a TAC 16.
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Posted: 12/28/2006 4:00:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2006 4:13:21 PM EST by Slug-O]
SRT Hurricane... Full replacement





COMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!! I know some of you have photos!!!!!!!!!!!POST THEM
I dont give a damn what you call it..... Its a "BOTTER" and thats that!!!!!!!!!! Now help me reload those Beta mags, I feel like melting another gas tube.
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Posted: 12/28/2006 4:23:39 PM EST
I can't say I have ever had a baffle strike
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Posted: 12/28/2006 5:37:15 PM EST
Did that happen on the first round you fired ?


I have never had a baffle strike either. And, (again with the obvious) I hope I never do.
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Posted: 12/28/2006 6:58:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
SRT Hurricane... Full replacement





COMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!! I know some of you have photos!!!!!!!!!!!POST THEM


None of my cans have had strikes either.

This poor guy had some troubles. Probably shot too much 22LR before this...

That's a GREAT 22 suppressor, but can you take it apart to clean it?
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Posted: 12/28/2006 7:06:50 PM EST
Wow.

$800 or so bucks gone.

Can we talk about how to NOT do that?
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Posted: 12/28/2006 7:22:15 PM EST
One way of not having to worry about bursting your silencer would be to live in Iowa.

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Posted: 12/29/2006 4:14:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2006 4:36:26 AM EST by Slug-O]

Originally Posted By 444:
Did that happen on the first round you fired ?


I have never had a baffle strike either. And, (again with the obvious) I hope I never do.



Yup!!!!!!!!!!!! Got the paperwork. got the can, mounted the can, tested the can, 1 shot and destroyed the can................Shit Happens

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Posted: 12/29/2006 4:18:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1928A1:

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
SRT Hurricane... Full replacement



COMON!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!! I know some of you have photos!!!!!!!!!!!POST THEM


None of my cans have had strikes either.

This poor guy had some troubles. Probably shot too much 22LR before this...

www.silencerresearch.com/whatamess.jpg






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Posted: 12/29/2006 4:54:55 AM EST
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YHM Wraith 9mm. Just barely nicking. The first 25 of them were bored to .375". After 25 of them, YHM switched to .400". Mine was the 13th off the line, so mine was .375. I sent it to YHM and they bored it out to .400 and I have had no problems since.

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Posted: 12/29/2006 5:00:18 AM EST
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That sucks!!! I can't get a good pic of mine. It's a Gemtech Trinity, the 3 lug mount spring stuck and the bullet barely grazed a couple of baffles in the middle and then hit the end cap just enough to knock off the finish. My dealer gave me a new mount and I didn't bother sending the can back. It's probably too late now. I'll keep trying for a pic, but it's not that bad anyway.

Here is a bad pic.

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Posted: 12/29/2006 6:54:50 AM EST
keep them comming.....

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Posted: 12/29/2006 4:24:30 PM EST
YHM .223 Suppressor on a Vector Arms 33K after 20 rounds. I special ordered it from Vector with 1/2x28 threads and their thread job was the culprit (this was agreed upon by both Vector and YHM). I have been waiting to get the gun and the can back for about 4 months now.


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Posted: 12/29/2006 6:06:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
YHM Wraith 9mm. Just barely nicking. The first 25 of them were bored to .375". After 25 of them, YHM switched to .400". Mine was the 13th off the line, so mine was .375. I sent it to YHM and they bored it out to .400 and I have had no problems since.

nullbits.foxxz.net/albums/album47/IMG_0872.sized.jpg


Did you notice any sound difference after they fixed the problem?
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Posted: 12/29/2006 6:12:25 PM EST
Maybe I have never experienced a strike because after I mount the silencer I take the time to inspect the alignment before I pull the trigger.
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Posted: 12/29/2006 6:17:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1928A1:

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
YHM Wraith 9mm. Just barely nicking. The first 25 of them were bored to .375". After 25 of them, YHM switched to .400". Mine was the 13th off the line, so mine was .375. I sent it to YHM and they bored it out to .400 and I have had no problems since.

nullbits.foxxz.net/albums/album47/IMG_0872.sized.jpg


Did you notice any sound difference after they fixed the problem?


I could not do an apples to apples. First range trip was at a 25 yard confined indoor range. After it was fixed I went to the wide open 50 yard indoor NRA range. I also had a 16" barrel the first trip and a 10.25" barrel the second(SBR was approved while the Wraith was being fixed) It is quiet as a mouse though. Dead quiet. At the NRA range I hear clunk clunk at the rifle, and impact down range. I think it rivals my SWR Warlock 22lr suppressor in sound.

I am heading to the range tomorrow and will do a side by side sound compare.
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Posted: 12/29/2006 6:24:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2006 6:25:37 PM EST by wildearp]

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Maybe I have never experienced a strike because after I mount the silencer I take the time to inspect the alignment before I pull the trigger.


I had two barrels threaded by the best in the business without relief cuts. They didn't fully seat the can and caused copper streaks on the endcap. I was very lucky.

You must sight down the bore from the breech to be completely safe when checking for alignment.

I had one bad A2 Flash hider that caused a misalignment. Only sighting down the bore would have found this. Again, very lucky.

It is worth the postage to send your barrel to the can manufacturer for their blessing. That still doesn't guarantee it will be right, but it puts the liability totally on them.

Your stomach will do flips when you trigger off a round and hear it zinging (tumbling) down range.
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Posted: 12/29/2006 7:13:32 PM EST
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That is what can happen if your can is not fully CNC robot welded!
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Posted: 12/29/2006 7:22:01 PM EST


Well, that's not gonna be very quiet.
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Posted: 12/29/2006 7:44:15 PM EST
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Posted: 12/30/2006 7:24:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Maybe I have never experienced a strike because after I mount the silencer I take the time to inspect the alignment before I pull the trigger.


I did as well, and with the tools I had avaliable to me it seemed like it was good.
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Posted: 12/30/2006 8:08:16 AM EST
CAC45. It had a few dings, but is still doing okay.

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Posted: 12/30/2006 9:42:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sp1shooter:
That sucks!!! I can't get a good pic of mine. It's a Gemtech Trinity, the 3 lug mount spring stuck and the bullet barely grazed a couple of baffles in the middle and then hit the end cap just enough to knock off the finish. My dealer gave me a new mount and I didn't bother sending the can back. It's probably too late now. I'll keep trying for a pic, but it's not that bad anyway.

Here is a bad pic.

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As for pics of bullet strikes... I don't have any handy. I'll see if I can dig up the photos of the suppressor we had for repair recently. It was an SOS-45 stolen in a residential burglary and as the cops were chasing the suspect down the road he tossed the host HK USP Tactical and can out the car window. It went skipping down the pavement. The can looked like a dog had got ahold of it and chewed the crap out of it.

I'm also still waiting on the X-Ray pics from one of our customer's that had his dog EAT one of his TRINITY mounts. I told him if he can get me the X-Ray photo that he can have the replacement mount for free.
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Posted: 12/30/2006 10:03:09 AM EST
Thanks Owen, I might take you up on that. I don't have the bad mount and I don't know what my dealer did with it. It is annoying to have even a slightly messed up can after spending so much time and money on it.
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Posted: 12/30/2006 2:28:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By DarkHelmet:

As for pics of bullet strikes... I don't have any handy. I'll see if I can dig up the photos of the suppressor we had for repair recently. It was an SOS-45 stolen in a residential burglary and as the cops were chasing the suspect down the road he tossed the host HK USP Tactical and can out the car window. It went skipping down the pavement. The can looked like a dog had got ahold of it and chewed the crap out of it.


I know the gun and can you are talking about. Unfortunately the ruined pistol was a $2000 MK23, not a USP Tactical.
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Posted: 12/30/2006 2:29:25 PM EST
Ha Ha. Very funny.
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Posted: 12/30/2006 7:00:32 PM EST
Just imagine if some of the companies posted photos of suppressors that come back for repair....

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Posted: 12/31/2006 2:11:03 AM EST
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What suppressor is this one??



Originally Posted By 1928A1:

COMON!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know some of you have photos!!!!!!!!!!!POST THEM


None of my cans have had strikes either.

This poor guy had some troubles. Probably shot too much 22LR before this...

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Posted: 12/31/2006 9:10:48 AM EST
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Posted: 1/2/2007 3:43:58 PM EST
I want to get a can for a 300 whisper whats the deal on avoiding baffle strikes? Most cans wont warrant for subsonic. What cans are made for the 300 whisper??
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I shoot Subs all day out of my SRT.. Hell I bought the Sub .308 ammo from SRT.

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Posted: 1/3/2007 1:20:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Slug-O:
I know that I'm not the only one that has had a strike....So I will be the first to show a photo. Happened over a year ago due to run out threads.
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No your not. But has anyone said why this happens?




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Posted: 1/5/2007 2:35:29 AM EST
I got my barrel and can hot enough one day to get an endcap strike. Just a tiny little graze, and looks like only one. It was on an M4-barreled upper mounted to a registered reciever. So, naturally, the round count was high in a short period of time. That's the tricky thing about .223. You can only get it so hot before the lead in the bullets starts to melt. Then you get all sorts of problems inside your can.
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