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What is David’s favorite silencer?

David’s favorite silencer is the Kodiak TL.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core

This is because the Kodiak TL was the first silencer in the rimfire world to be a monolithic core and to be well below the 120dB threshold as well. At least that we are aware of…

It took many iterations (from our best estimation, it looks like it was over 16 variations) to get it down to the 115-116dB level it operated at, but we did it. The silencer baffles were also very unique as well with no part of the core being replicated more than once. Back in the day, we were still experimenting heavily in all sorts of baffle technology and really had not settled on any certain structure for a rimfire can at that point… It did work, rather well I might add…but it was technically complicated to say the least and the machining was a painful experience as well. Many deep, small, tightly cornered pockets, made it a nightmare for the machinists that were tasked with cutting them out of the solid bar stock we made them from.

There was a lot of broken end mills that were sacrificed to make these silencers. With the super tight pockets and minimal radii, the cutters often couldn’t clear the chips properly and would do what is known as “recutting” and this would break the end mill. This was one of the many things that led us to the development of the Regulator a number of years later.

We also made the exact same baffle stack for our all titanium core Essence suppressor as well and that is what is pictured above. Below is an early version of the Kodiak TL that still has the plain front cap design that predates the cross slotted front cap that was the standard offering for the bulk of the manufacturing run. These suppressors were made with 300 series stainless steel in the core and had titanium tubes to reduce weight. The silencer has a nice deep tone that is very pleasant to hear for the user and especially when using subsonic ammunition in longer barreled rimfire rifles and pistols. The favorite ammunition has always been CCI Standard Velocity. This ammunition proves to be subsonic at the Liberty facility and is very consistent as well as accurate. We dont even buy anything else anymore if at all possible.

So do you have a favorite rimfire suppressor from days gone by? What is it? We would love to hear your thoughts on this! Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Both a 223 suppressor / 22 Suppressor Design

This is something that comes up more often that we suspected that it would. A suppressor for use as a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor in a single unit to save a tax stamp if possible. The main reason this is a problem is that the 22lr cartridge is wax coated and the was coating will build up in the silencer module requiring it to be dismantled for cleaning periodically. This is important because when you shoot the 223 rifle round through a silencer with 22lr buildup in it, it is possible to break look chunks of this material and then it floats around in the silencer and can possible contact the bullet in flight, this causes all sorts of problems like poor accuracy and worst of all… baffle strikes. These baffles strikes can also lead to catastrophic failure of the silencer as well. Not good outcomes. So we need to be able to dismantle the silencer to clean it…

Mystic X is a great 22 suppressor as well as a 223 suppressor.

First thing we have to do is eliminate the silencer models that we can not use so we know what we can pick from. The first to go are the sealed rifle silencers like the Sovereign and the Triumph. The next suppressor models to go are the dedicated 22LR silencer designs like the Vector and the Regulator. So what doest this leave? Let’s take a look at what silencers are optimal for this application.

The first model we would recommend is the most obvious. The Mystic X can do both of these calibers and has decent suppression on both with the 22lr suppressor option be really nice. This makes a lot of sense as it is a take apart design that has a baffle design that is strong enough to handle rifle calibers. Another trait of a suppressor design that can perform as both a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor is modular mounting if possible and the Mystic X also has this feature.

The next model we would look at is the Constitution as it is designed to be maintained by the end user in a capacity that would allow it to perform both as a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor both. This is because the tube can be removed by the end user for cleaning. It is not something we talk about a lot, but it can be done if the silencer is maintained at regular intervals to prevent tube lock. This design is also quieter than the Mystic X as it has a bore designed specifically for the 223 and smaller caliber cartridges. These two aspects make it great for a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor in one package just like the Mystic X. While the Constitution does not have modular mount inserts, it is threaded in the most popular 1/2-28 thread that almost all 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor designs use so it will work in almost all applications.

So there you have it, two great options that allow use of both of those calibers. If you would like to discuss what your best solution would be for the calibers you want to suppress, give us a call at 706-661-6911 and we will help you figure out what you need. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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