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Suppressor on 308

19 Jan 2013
@ 02:36 am (GMT)


Hi just wondering about your thoughts on fitting a Gunworks Maxium suppressor to my Remington 308. It has a 24" Truflite S/S barrel which is 21 mm diameter at the muzzle. I don't think I would shorten the barrel.
Just want to cut the noise a but as I do a lot of shooting and worry the people around the district
Also, I don't see the 7.62x39 in your cartridge knowledge base. Will you be looking at this?


19 Jan 2013
@ 05:37 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Suppressor on 308
Hi Graham, it sounds like you need a suppressor out of necessity. In my LR rifles book I have highlighted potential problems and dangers in regard to the use of suppressors. Treat your suppressor as a specialized tool and it will be effective. Treat it like a slap on attachment (as is common practice in NZ and the UK) and there may be trouble, whether it be a buggered barrel or in the worst case scenario- an explosion.

The 7.62x39 is next on the upload list. The 8mm's will follow, then on to the larger bores.
23 Jan 2013
@ 04:33 am (GMT)


Re: Suppressor on 308
Hi Graham,
following on from what Nathan has posted, I have a couple of Gunworks suppressors as well as a Dan Hardy and have found both brands to be great.

The point I would bring to your attention is at low scope powers the suppressor will be visible through your scope. I haven't used a Maxium but these will be even worse as they are 50mm from memory. Don't let this put you off, just consider it as part of your decision.

24 inch plus a suppressor is getting pretty long! that's another thing that only you can answer with regard to how much of a advantage/disadvantage it would be if you lopped 3 or 4 inches off. Point better, lighter and sit on the sling better but you will probably lose around 100 f/sec?????

I don't think every rifle should have a suppressor but in certain applications they are magic.

Let us know which way you go and your results


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