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Lowering the noise

2377 Views 22 Replies 15 Participants Last post by  Cujet
I am shooting my 10/22 into a target mounted on a steel trap designed for .22 ammo. Besides the shot itself, the trap makes an infernall sound when hit with a bullet.

How would I go about minimising the noise? Would it help if I glue some kind of material outside the steel trap to absorb sound and vibrations? Any other ways to reduce sound?

Would 10/22 cycle properly with subsonic ammo? If not, what is the quietest ammo I could use?

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clemsonphysics, you took the words out of my fingers, I used the stuff in my truck and it made a big difference in road noise. I actually bought some generic stuff, but its basically the same. Also if you know a carpender I hear they use a roofing product (ice and snow shield?) thats asphalt based, that should work too. Oh ya phone books stop .22 bullets (tried it back it the day).
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