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Posted: 12/1/2007 6:14:56 PM EDT
I have a DPMS Panther Low Profile 16" AR with the heavy bull barrel. I LOVE this thing but it does put out quite the BOOOOOM when fired.

What if any options are there for noise reduction?

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:18:24 PM EDT
Ear plugs.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:20:55 PM EDT
thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:21:20 PM EDT
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:21:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:
Ear plugs.


I actually expected the 1st post to say, "Leave it in the gun case" or something close but you didn't dissapoint either!
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:22:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By renesis:
thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it.


You can do this to a bull barrel?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:24:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By renesis:
thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it.


You can do this to a bull barrel?


Thats why I say get better ear protection. Not much you can do with a bull barrel. I really was not trying to be a smart ass with my first post on this.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By renesis:
thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it.


You can do this to a bull barrel?


Thats why I say get better ear protection. Not much you can do with a bull barrel. I really was not trying to be a smart ass with my first post on this.


gotcha...I kinda had the feeling there wasn't much to be done. I always wear good hearing but was curious.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:26:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.



They help with the noise?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:27:58 PM EDT
You could always send it to me and I can shoot it for you. I wont even charge you an ammunition fee and you wont hear a thing.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:29:03 PM EDT
Im sure there is some kinda of FH or something similar for bull barrels. But maybe not.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:29:53 PM EDT
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:32:29 PM EDT
This is true.

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:37:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By DM1975:

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By renesis:
thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it.


You can do this to a bull barrel?


Thats why I say get better ear protection. Not much you can do with a bull barrel. I really was not trying to be a smart ass with my first post on this.


gotcha...I kinda had the feeling there wasn't much to be done. I always wear good hearing but was curious.


What's the diameter of a bull barrel? I was hoping to get my Bushy threaded... dunno my bbl dia.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:53:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.



They help with the noise?


Quite a bit actually, they redirect the sound and disrupt the blast, not reduce it. It does seem to eliminate the concussion generated by the massive fireball.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:56:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.



They help with the noise?


Quite a bit actually, they redirect the sound and disrupt the blast, not reduce it. It does seem to eliminate the concussion generated by the massive fireball.


Quite a bit ghey on a bull barrel though.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:28:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.



They help with the noise?


Quite a bit actually, they redirect the sound and disrupt the blast, not reduce it. It does seem to eliminate the concussion generated by the massive fireball.


Quite a bit ghey on a bull barrel though.


I never said it would not look funny.

How about one of these.



Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:34:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:
Ear plugs.


Alright, I chuckled at that one
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:36:29 PM EDT
NO that would look...well....................

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:

Originally Posted By DM1975:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:

Originally Posted By ICEAGE:

Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
Put an A2 or Vortex flash suppressor on it.



They help with the noise?


Quite a bit actually, they redirect the sound and disrupt the blast, not reduce it. It does seem to eliminate the concussion generated by the massive fireball.


Quite a bit ghey on a bull barrel though.


I never said it would not look funny.

How about one of these.

noveskerifleworks.com/imcat/cat11_0.jpg

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:37:38 PM EDT
You could always convert it to 22lr or buy a BB gun
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 6:43:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DM1975:
You could always convert it to 22lr or buy a BB gun


Hehe....I already have a Savage 22lr that gives me the bb gun feel.

Don't get me wrong its not a problem, I'm not complaining....my friend actually nicknamed my AR "Thor's Hammer", I was just curious what could be done with a bull barrel.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 6:45:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.



Can you elaborate on this? I would be interested.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 7:29:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.



Can you elaborate on this? I would be interested.


he's talking about a suppressor. and the whole package will run you about $900-$1000 if you have it done right and buy a quality can.

don't forget to factor in the $200 tax permission from the government (king) to allow you to exercize your constitutional rights.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 7:42:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By DM1975:
You could always convert it to 22lr or buy a BB gun


Hehe....I already have a Savage 22lr that gives me the bb gun feel.

Don't get me wrong its not a problem, I'm not complaining....my friend actually nicknamed my AR "Thor's Hammer", I was just curious what could be done with a bull barrel.


Oh I am just giving you hell, I understand about trying to get it quiet. I have an XM177E2 and that thing will bust your ears when you shoot it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:01:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stormwalker:

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.



Can you elaborate on this? I would be interested.


he's talking about a suppressor. and the whole package will run you about $900-$1000 if you have it done right and buy a quality can.

don't forget to factor in the $200 tax permission from the government (king) to allow you to exercize your constitutional rights.


Thanks for the info.

Let's see........

total cost of sound reduction system = $1200.00

total cost of good earplugs = free from a mechanic at work

hmmmm....$1200 is ALOT of ammo. I think I'll just deal with the noise.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 8:36:06 AM EDT
Fire a .308 in 16" and you will no longer be bothered by your AR (assuming it is not a .308 DPMS).
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:05:53 AM EDT
At the range the other day and the guy next to me shooting a DSA FAL told me my 20" bull barrel was very loud. My reply was ... WHAT?
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 10:20:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hdbiker1:
At the range the other day and the guy next to me shooting a DSA FAL told me my 20" bull barrel was very loud. My reply was ... WHAT?



My favorite was when I used to have the ol' "mini-y comp" muzzle brake. I would go to the range and it would literally almost blow the ball cap off the guys next to me. That got on ppl's nerves real quick.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 12:33:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2007 12:40:27 PM EDT by Chris1NY]

Originally Posted By brasilia:

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
you can thread a bull barrel and put a can on it.



Can you elaborate on this? I would be interested.


Try these guys for threading:

www.adcofirearms.com/shopservices_.cfm?page=shop

Always wear ear protection!

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