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Posted: 3/14/2005 9:59:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:10:31 PM EST
Quietest I've heard was a Gemtech on a P22.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 10:16:35 PM EST
Something integral,

try searching.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 1:00:07 PM EST
As far as thread-on cans, Doug Melton of SRT claims that his new Cheyenne XL suppressor is the quietest in its class (which includes the AAC Pilot). I have a Pilot, and cannot imagine anything quieter. So the Cheyenne XL must really be impressive.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 10:55:45 PM EST
the one i own.

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 1:56:59 PM EST
Ive got a screw on can, a Bowers, and I've heard others, some louder some quieter. They are all pretty close, but the quiestest are the intregral. Put anything on a bolt action, whether it be an integrally suppressed barrel, or a can, and you barely hear more than the firing pin hitting the primer (with sub-sonic of course when using a can).
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 2:02:32 AM EST
the problem with this is that the suppression level will vary dramtically according to ammo selection, barrel length, action type, and suppressor design. it's really tough to make a call on this, especially since we'd need to know wether it was for a pistol of for a rifle.

if the weapon is shot with supersonic loads, the sonic crack will still be very loud, and suppression will not be very effective.

if the weapon has a very short barrel (pistol barrels 3 inches or shorter) the rounds may never become supersonic, but will lose a lot of downrange power from the slower velocities. this should be pretty quite though.

if the weapon has a ported barrel, to reduce supersonic ammo to subsonic levels, you'll lose precious velocity as well. this should be pretty quiet.

the best package for a quiet yet powerful .22 would be a bolt action shooting the Aguilla SSS round. those 60 grain bullets are very quiet, but hit with a lot of force, and are great for small game. you'll need a fifle with a 1 in 9 twist to properly stabilze the bullets. Aguilla SSS will feed in many semiautos, but because the case is so short, there will be some backblast from the chamber which will make the weapon uneccesarily loud. go with a maunally operated action.

if you want a quiet rifle but dont want the hassle of all the silencer crap, you could use a very long barreled .22 with aguailla SSS. if the barrel is long enough the powder will burn completely by the time the bullet exits the barrel. i imagine you'd need a barrel at least 24 inches long, and perhaps up to 28 inches (which will even silence some supersonic loads!)
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 1:20:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By svi40:
try searching.

Yup, this has been discussed at length in the M16 forum
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 7:54:36 PM EST
I'm thinking AAC pilot right now. I want a screw on can, no integral. I want to change between my Feather USA .22 to a pistol. Thanks for all the suggestions.
Link Posted: 3/18/2005 1:43:30 AM EST
Here's a Gemtech Hornet on my Vector UZI with the 22LR kit installed - very quiet and rated for full-auto - tons of cheap fun:
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