I ran a Specwar 7.62 w/ SEI threaded adapt on a 22" standard barrel m1a. Very quiet but REALLY annoying gas blowback. I had a schuster adjustable plug and scope to try and knock some of it down but it still became waaaay too much of a distraction for precision work. I pulled everything back off ASAP when I was developing bad shooting habits from all the anticipation. An m1a is more uncomfortable to shoot suppressed than an ar, at least for me. Didn't really leave it on long enough to comment on accuracy....I'd like to pick up a can for use on my M25, but I have heard some stories about nasty backpressures and resultant blowback. If anyone running a can would like to post their setup and any experiences, I would really appreciate the feedback.
The 'crack' never completely goes away so you're correct sir. Sound is very subjective depending on where you're shooting from, how close someone else is, and the direction they are standing. You can manually cycle sub sonics but really, you just need a bolt gun for that not to mention keeping track of all the different zeroing for each can be another hassle.How do you quiet the supersonic crack ? Doesn't a can work best on a subsonic round ?
I think that was why the 300 Blackout was developed.
Now the foam is a very interesting idea indeed. Is that what Ham had in place? I thought of 100mph tape and similar but the foam pieces might work better.A can is best run with either a blank adapter or a scope mount. I'll eventually get a can and when I do, I'm going to run it with a Bassett and some foam rubber gasket material to seal up the daylight around the mount. This should reduce or eliminate the uncomfortable blowback.
Hamstrosity let me shoot his rifle with a can and it was very uncomfortable with no modifications. It was still fun though!
Yeah, I was told full goggles are the way to go...Ham had nothing in place. We shot with safety glasses. Very unpleasant. Skydiving glasses would have been more effective.
These were my feelings that day... 2-3 shots and I was done. I absolutely LOVE shooting suppressed AR-style rifles, but this just plain sucked.Ham had nothing in place. We shot with safety glasses. Very unpleasant. Skydiving glasses would have been more effective.