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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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Buy a sheet of 1" styrofoam and glue a couple layers to the outside using silicone or a flexible adhesive. You more than likely will be amazed at the difference, plus the silicone is flexible, so it should stick even with deformations to the trap.

You noticed that he never answered your question about where he was shooting.
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