Anybody fire standerd .22lr or higher through a sound moderator.
Want t stretch my range out to 80 to 100 yards without scareing of every thing around. Would this wear out the moderator .
Any info most welcome.
If you use ammunition that goes supersonic you will get a ballistic 'crack' which defeats the purpose of the suppressor. If your moderator is plastic I would not suggest using supersonic ammo as it could blow the end off (has happened) . However most quality suppressors are Aluminium or steel with AL or steel baffles - no problem. Try using ammo in the range of 950-1020 f.p.s.
Yep sorry Kev you need to stick to subsonics if you want your silencer to work at all im afraid.The high pitch crack using Hv or Hyper ammo will scare things for a while mate.
On another note I hope i aint to cold up there son,its continually raining down here,no snow of yet to talk about.
I have found that there is just a slight bit of sound reduction when firing standard or faster ammo through a moderator when shooting indoors. Probably it is more of a different sound than a lesser one. With short barrels, which have a much louder report, the moderator seem to make a real difference. As the others have said, until you eliminate the sonic "Crack" your not shooting very silently.
Nothing better than shooting squirrels with moderated subsonics. You can easily hear the "Thud" impact sound when the round is well placed.