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I can't afford a commercially made suppressor for my .223. I'd like to shoot a lot more than I do, but I try to shoot only during the week when neighbors are at work. Danged inconvenient requirement I've set for myself, but I'm living with it. If'n I had a suppressor I could probably shoot more, but can't afford them. I've seen every kind of kit imaginable for making one out of a Maglite case. I know you still have to purchase the tax stamp. (which I think is WAY stupid!!) Any way, my question is are the Maglite suppressors as effective as commercially made suppressors?

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I think they can be as quiet, I just don't think they're as durable.

 

There's a video online of a guy testing it out against a name brand manufactured one.

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I wouldn't bother. I'd buy a tried and true design and call it god.

 

Greg

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Well, Greg, you of all people know I don't have the bucks to buy a commercial unit. Certainly not worth it for as little as I shoot. That's why I was wondering about the Maglite suppressor.

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If it works it works if it doesn't you're out $250.00 or so and an 8 month wait.

 

Greg

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And where am I going to find a

 

Oh, you meant "out $250" for the tax stamp if I build the Maglite suppressor.

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$200.00 plus what ever the maglite stuff is. I've never considered one so figured $50.00 would be about right however five second GOOGLE shows me about $200.00 for all your needed materials. Just not my path. I knwo several guys that build them and sell 'em so for me I wouldn't. For others they would be GTG. As ling as it's legal to shoot where you are at, and I'm pretty sure it is, I'd go shoot whenever I felt like it. I did out there.

 

Greg

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Yup, the Socialist Mayor and City Council hasn't banned my property....................yet. Two miles closer to town is the "line" though. I worry too much about my neighbor's privacy, Greg. Just me! Next door neighbor has Parkinson's Disease and gets upset easily. No need to make matters worse than necessary. Gotta keep da peace!

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MIne wasn't close to anyone that cared. They were shooting FA up the hill all the time..LOL

 

Greg

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$200.00 plus what ever the maglite stuff is. I've never considered one so figured $50.00 would be about right however five second GOOGLE shows me about $200.00 for all your needed materials. Just not my path. I knwo several guys that build them and sell 'em so for me I wouldn't. For others they would be GTG. As ling as it's legal to shoot where you are at, and I'm pretty sure it is, I'd go shoot whenever I felt like it. I did out there.

 

Greg

at that price point there are plent of options, especially if you look at direct thread cans

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:tap:

What? The 5.56mm can is only about $200 more than he was gonna spend anyways.

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I always get a kick out of how easily you guys throw around that word "only". segrin.gif I take it you're not retired with only Social Security as income.

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I always get a kick out of how easily you guys throw around that word "only". segrin.gif I take it you're not retired with only Social Security as income.

 

Well I did just sell my third kidney. Someone is gon'na come up short when they try to collect.... :hysterical3:

 

Greg

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