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  • #2219
    ironbrad
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    okay, so i thought i’d give it a shot (NPI), and took a trip to home depot. about 90 minutes later, i’ve got quite the silencer. on a power setting of 9.5, she’s whisper quiet. i vented the frame too and the front bushing. there’s quite a bit of air coming out of the four holes i drilled into the frame. i’m going to chrono her in a few after the neighbors go inside and i can get a few shots off in my garage. i used a bunch of fender washers, o’rings, a spring, and some plastic spacers. i can’t believe how quiet she is. i’m sure i’ll take the gun apart in the next few days and i’ll post pictures. i should have my DB meter here sometime this week, so I can take some readings with Tony’s shroud, a rich from michigan LDC, a kirk from arizona LDC, and the logun QGS. Should be an interesting showdown to see which one is the quietest. who knows…maybe mine will win??? lol (yeah right).

    #39691
    donk678
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    look forward to hear what you find out. For I am sure like many on here, one of the biggest things I want to do is have the rifle as quiet as can be for some low noise fun and maybe just a little bit of pest control. I also did a little bit of shopping just at lowes, just need the SS to hurry up and get here LOL. So hurry up so many of us can copy and benefit from all your hard work.

    #39692
    ironbrad
    Participant

    I glanced a little harder at Tony’s shroud and how he made his. I’m not sure if he wants me posting details of what I saw, so I wont (unless he chimes in and says go for it). There are some mods I am going to make to my internal shroud to see if it makes a difference. There is too much air coming out of the frame at the moment.

    #39696
    donk678
    Participant

    hey thats totally understandable. Looking more how the various makes work compared to each other and compared to what you picked up at home depot. Don’t really want to steal any ideas from those that are making money off of it but I am interested in anything I can do to make my ss whisper quite. that is till I can afford something from tony.

    #39697
    targeteer07
    Participant

    what if you put sothbrite or some like that infront of the vented bushing to slow dow the air?

    #39699
    shadoh
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    quote :

    I glanced a little harder at Tony’s shroud and how he made his. I’m not sure if he wants me posting details of what I saw, so I wont (unless he chimes in and says go for it).

    Im sure he has gleaned info for making allot of what he sells from this site as well as the old one. Nothing here is really new or groundbreaking. I thought this whole site was about a sharing of info and ideas?

    #39707
    teflontron
    Participant

    It is. I don’t see any issue with discussing and sharing various methods of shroud making and their internals. I don’t think that there is anything “secret” about shrouds and what makes them effective, so discussing them should not be an issue.

    #39708
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    How are you guys mounting them to the frame? That was my downfall.

    #39709
    triggerman
    Participant

    I vented the bushing and under frame of one of my talon SS’s, the other is stock with no holes in either. I found that the one stock without any holes added is actually quieter than the one with holes….. Beats me why but it is quieter and both are identical otherwise.

    #39710
    shadoh
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    quote heli:

    How are you guys mounting them to the frame? That was my downfall.

    I just made mine so that they stacked in the frame the same distance that was available. I then used a rubber Oring to fill the last bit so that I could snug the endcap down and have the whole thing be tight.

    I may post an update to my post here

    http://talonairgun.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83&highlight=baffles

    After shooting it for awhile like this Ive pulled it apart to make other stuff and noticed a nice pattern created by the lead dust. I think it tells the tale on how well my rig works.

    #39712
    shrpshotr28
    Participant

    nice piece of machine work there.

    #39718
    ironbrad
    Participant

    Yeah, that is absolutely georgous. dont suppose you’d make me a set of those? 🙂

    #39719
    ironbrad
    Participant

    I think venting the frame may have made it louder. I’m going to fill the holes and see if that makes a difference after I get the ole DB meter this week. i’ll post my findings.

    #39720
    shadoh
    Participant

    Please do. Ive always wondered if the holes actually made more noise than they removed. I even bought some allen screws to put into them just to see but never got around to threading and putting them in.

    I will get some pics up soon of the lead dust trail but it definitely goes out the back way and not out the front of the gun. That tells me that most of the blast is being stopped and pushed out those holes in my frame.

    #39721
    shadoh
    Participant

    Oh, many folks have asked me to make them a set of those baffles but the cost is prohibitive. It just takes so much time to make them. Ive asked this before but nobody can ever give me a direct answer ). What would something like that set be worth?

    Material cost isnt huge, its the hours it takes to make them. Ive only made the one set and I bet I would get faster if I set up to make a run of them but the first set took something like 5 to 7 hours on my little machine. All the parts were turned from solid billet, even the tubes that go between the baffles. Maybe if I had something to compare them to, say a set of Anthony’s baffles and what he charges I would have a better idea. You could even PM or Email me with the info if you didnt want to post it here.

    Shadoh@cox.net

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