Gun store Shooting Locations It is currently Sat Jul 20, 2024 7:51 am



Rules WGO Chat Room Gear Rent Me Shield NRA SAF CCKRBA
Calendar


Forum rules


Discussion or advice on how to create an Illegal NFA item will result in an immediate ban. No advice given within should replace user due diligence. Always consult a lawyer / professional.



Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
 Building a 300 blk silencer 
Author Message
User avatar

Location: Bremerton, WA; Duluth, MN
Joined: Sat Jul 6, 2024
Posts: 110
Real Name: Ron
I bought a hobby lathe a few years ago and am finally ready to jump in and make a silencer on it. It will be a 30 caliber can dedicated to 300 blk, probably mostly subsonic.

I spent lots of time lurking the SilencerTalk forum and have decided upon a design. I'm going to use 316 stainless 0.035" tubing and make the baffles thin as well. K baffles and a cone up front; I will weld the stack together and to the front end cap. No extra material in the blast chamber. Low weight is the key here. Wish me luck.

It might look like this.
Image


Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:18 am
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar
Site Admin

Location: Renton, WA
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011
Posts: 52321
Real Name: Steve
Nice! That sounds like a fun project. thumbsup

Do you already own suppressors, or will this be your first one?

_________________
Steve

Benefactor Life Member, National Rifle Association
Life Member, Second Amendment Foundation
Patriot & Life Member, Gun Owners of America
Life Member, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Legal Action Supporter, Firearms Policy Coalition
Member, NAGR/NFGR

Please support the organizations that support all of us.

Leave it cleaner than you found it.


Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:32 am
Profile
User avatar

Location: Bremerton, WA; Duluth, MN
Joined: Sat Jul 6, 2024
Posts: 110
Real Name: Ron
I've made a few silencers on another lathe. But my new lathe is a difficult beast to get used to. It has a coolant system so I shouldn't smoke the bits like I sometimes did on my old lathe. It is just a matter of getting used to it.

I'm done with using aluminum and will go all welded stainless. If anyone has advice, I'm ready to hear it.


Sat Jul 06, 2024 8:49 am
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Tumwater
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2018
Posts: 664
I've spent 30+ years manipulating metal in one form or another. I also have an older lathe and mill. Most of what I know was by watching or like you ...the school of hard knocks. In the beginning I'd destroy tooling and think to myself "hmm, better not do that again" Funny how something hits your wallet and you remember it forever.

Stainless, assuming it's off the shelf, is constant and consistent pressure and slow speed

_________________
...a wise man once said "all you need is what's around you"

Well, when I looked around all I saw was a pimp with a shiny pair of shoes and a '49 Mercury!


Sat Jul 06, 2024 3:41 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Lynnwood/Bothell
Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2014
Posts: 8608
Real Name: Curtis
I did the homemade can route a couple times, and while the .300 Blackout can turned out well in the end, it wasn't without headaches. I concluded that the only "good" reason for making your own vs. buying a commercially-made can is because you enjoy the process. Otherwise, the commercially-made stuff is soooo much better.

Good luck with your project; hopefully it turns out well!


Sun Jul 07, 2024 8:18 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 5 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum



Rules WGO Chat Room Gear Rent Me NRA SAF CCKRBA
Calendar


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.
[ Time : 0.599s | 16 Queries | GZIP : Off ]