May 27, 2008 at 3:22 am #2219
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).May 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm #39691donk678Participant
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.May 27, 2008 at 9:50 pm #39692
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.May 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm #39696donk678Participant
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.May 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm #39697targeteer07Participant
what if you put sothbrite or some like that infront of the vented bushing to slow dow the air?May 28, 2008 at 12:09 am #39699quote :
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?May 28, 2008 at 2:21 am #39707teflontronParticipant
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.May 28, 2008 at 2:45 am #39708AnonymousInactive
How are you guys mounting them to the frame? That was my downfall.May 28, 2008 at 2:54 am #39709triggermanParticipant
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.May 28, 2008 at 3:09 am #39710quote heli:
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
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.May 28, 2008 at 3:24 am #39712shrpshotr28Participant
nice piece of machine work there.May 28, 2008 at 4:36 am #39718
Yeah, that is absolutely georgous. dont suppose you’d make me a set of those? 🙂May 28, 2008 at 4:38 am #39719
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.May 28, 2008 at 4:50 am #39720
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.May 28, 2008 at 4:56 am #39721
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.
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