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Posted: 1/11/2011 12:34:25 PM EST
What would you recommend for a 30 something caliber carbine for a suppressor platform? I have a 77/44 bolt and 45LC Carbine single that have been hushed, but are spendy to shoot. I'd like a 9mm or so that is a bolt or single shot that can be threaded for a can as ammo is cheaper and more readily available than 44Special and 45LC. What can you say on this type of host? Just a T/C or H&R w/custom barrel? No semi-auto as they arent very quiet. Thanks for any input.
Link Posted: 1/12/2011 8:50:13 AM EST
I would do a handi rifle, gives you lots of options with factory rebarreling to diff calibers
Link Posted: 1/12/2011 2:27:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2011 2:27:20 PM EST by GarrettJ]
T/C or Handi Rifle are easy to swap barrels, and can be had in easy-to-suppress calibers.

You could look around for a Spanish Destroyer, bolt-action carbine. They come in 9mm Largo, but can be rechambered to 9x19.

Other options would be to shoot .38s through a .357 a lever-action rifle.

Link Posted: 1/13/2011 1:17:15 PM EST
no bolt 9mm? A spanish Destroyer would be a find. Will 38 Special factory ammo stay subsonic in a T/C or levergun barrel or just have to reload them like 357?
Link Posted: 1/13/2011 2:45:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By HKPSP:
Will 38 Special factory ammo stay subsonic in a T/C or levergun barrel or just have to reload them like 357?

I imagine some .38+p may go supersonic in a long barrel, but the ammo I was shooting in the videos above was standard pressure factory stuff, and it was staying subsonic.
Link Posted: 1/13/2011 2:52:33 PM EST
Garret, thanks. SO I have it narrowed to a T/C or HR .357/38 or 9mm. Does either company make the .357/38 barrel standard or is it a custom special order? I suspect any 9mm barrel from either is custom.. Otherwise I know of .357 leverguns. Will those levers feed .38 special smoothly?
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 3:34:54 AM EST
H&R makes a .357/.38 standard. I have two of them. I've never seen an H&R in 9mm (even custom) and I hang out on an H&R forum some. I have seen a T/C 9mm but it is custom.

My question is will a company like AAC warranty their 9mm suppressor if you shoot a .357/.38 through it. The .357/.38 is .001 inches larger than a 9mm.

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 4:11:18 AM EST
FYI, there are some semi autos that you can cut the gas off for single shot/grenade launching.
IE, SAFN (also known as the FN49), FAL, Yugo SKS, Yugo AKM, Polish AKM, Hungrian AMD-65.

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