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Posted: 8/24/2005 6:51:32 AM EDT
I bought a used .300 Whisper built on a model 70 action, with a suppressor by SSK.

It's not quiet at all. Sounds like my unsuppressed .22 magnum, even with subsonic loads.

I'm wondering if the baffles are installed correctly. For example, should the convex sides be pointed towards or away from the muzzle?

I called SSK and got some guy who was very impatient and not helpful at all.

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:58:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:15:46 AM EDT
I am not familiar with the baffle design used by SSK. But most baffles have a lip at the ID that points into the gas flow (i.e. towards the buttstock, not towards the can's muzzle).

Follow the link for a picture of baffle orientation.

Also suppressors work best with the smallest volume of propellant gas. This means using a relatively fast burning powder, but stay within pressure limits.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:57:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shooterer:

There's a shroud around the barrel that acts as an expansion chamber. The whole thing looks like a 22" bull barrel, you'd have to examine it pretty closely to see that it's really a 16" pencil barrel with a shroud and 8" of supressor.

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