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    I have fully suppressed speakers here......Ben
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    I took delivery of the new Ruger 10/22 take down today and had a conjugal visitation with the Ruger Silent SR-ISB suppressor. I forgot to get some sub-sonic ammo and the range didn't have any. So, I used some CCI Mini-Mag High velocity ammo. Not the right ammo to test the suppressor, but it is what I had.

    We started by running 20 rounds through the stock barrel followed by 20 rounds through the suppressed barrel. The suppressed barrel was definitely quieter than the stock barrel, but not what I expected. I feel sure some sub-sonic ammo will make a great difference.

    I didn't realize it when making the purchase, but the suppressed barrel has no sights. I was surprised how well I shot without the sights! Nothing to brag about, but at least I hit the target. I will have to stick some sort of optics on it when I decide between a red dot and legacy scope.

    I will get a few different types of .22 ammo and try again next week with optics installed.
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    I'm looking forward to your reports on this issue in the future, Mike. For, my experience with suppressors is very limited.

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    Here's another video comparing standard vs. suppressed. Jump to the 10:40 mark.

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    Interesting technology demonstrated in that video, Mike. Thank you.

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    I just ordered a few boxes of sub-sonic ammunition to test with the suppressor.

    CCI Quiet Semi-Auto .22 Long Rifle 45 Gr. Target Lead Round Nose
    CCI Quiet .22 Long Rifle 40 Gr. Lead Round Nose Subsonic
    Aguila Subsonic .22 Long Rifle 38 Gr. Subsonic Hollow Point
    Aguila Subsonic .22 Long Rifle 40 Gr. Subsonic Lead Solid Point
    CCI Quiet .22 Long Rifle 40 Gr. Segmented Lead Hollow Point

    Some of these probably won't cycle the rifle action, but I expect that. I can always manually cycle the action, or use them in one of my other .22 weapons.

    There are a few others I'd like to try, but they are all sold out.

    I suspect we will find something that works nice and quiet with the rifle. As soon as the ammo arrives I will arrange another conjugal visit with the suppressor. I'll probably try them out even before in the back yard. I have a chronograph and will test them with it, too.

    Oh! I almost forgot. I ordered a sound meter to see how well the suppressor really works. I'll post the info when I get everything in and tested.

    I never thought much about suppressors, but this is becoming an addictive hobby. I just might go ahead and order a can for an AR-15 while I wait for this one to clear ATF.
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    Mike, your test plan is definitely scientific. We could be looking at another career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I suspect we will find something that works nice and quiet with the rifle. As soon as the ammo arrives I will arrange another conjugal visit with the suppressor. I'll probably try them out even before in the back yard. I have a chronograph and will test them with it, too.
    It's my guess that the heavier projectiles will give you fewer malfunctions since a blowback action functions best from recoil...I'd be interested to know how this functions for you...I also used to sell the powderless, primer powered Aguila 20 grain subsonic...It wouldn't function a semi-automatic, but was quiet even without a suppressor......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    It's my guess that the heavier projectiles will give you fewer malfunctions since a blowback action functions best from recoil...I'd be interested to know how this functions for you...I also used to sell the powderless, primer powered Aguila 20 grain subsonic...It wouldn't function a semi-automatic, but was quiet even without a suppressor......Ben
    I thought I ordered a couple of boxes of the Aguila SSS Sniper Sub-sonic ammo. I must have missed it when ordering. That omission is now corrected.

    I already have most of a brick of the powderless Aguila stuff. It works well in my Henry lever action. I'll test it in the 10/22 but like you said, I doubt it will cycle.
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    I use subsonic stuff in my match target pistol and it cycles fine. Maybe slightly more delicate than the 10-22 but close still.

    Tell us about cleaning that thing too.
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