May 22, 2008 at 8:31 pm #2192AnonymousInactive
After browsing through several posts about modifying an SS, I have several perhaps stupid questions. There are several posts about moderators for a persumably stock SS, several with pictures or diagrams. It seems that most or all of these, with the stack frame, are designed to fit around the end of the barrel and rest against the front barrel bushing. Is this correct? Then the “factory” end cap is replaced to hold the internal parts?
Shrouds and/or frame extensions for the SS: the same comments/question. Obviously the OD of the shroud is the same, as nearly as materials can be found/made, as the ID of the frame. What materials are used? Aluminum or CF seem like the logical choices, Al being MUCH less expensive. If Al, what wall thickness is best? Will thin wall tube stand up to the rigors of use?
With regards to exterior Aluminum parts, hads anyone tried Birchwood Casey’s aluminum black solution as a finish? What do you think?
When shrouding and 18″ barrel on an SS frame, I presume that the shroud again seats on the front barrel bushing. Correct? What do the interior parts seat against, if anything? Or do the surround the 6-odd inches of barrel in front of the bushing as well as extend to the end of the shroud?
I guess that’s enough for now. I’m sure I’ll have more questions later.
Thanks in advance for the answers and any additional advice you may see fit to offer.
AbeMay 22, 2008 at 9:06 pm #39467sotxguyParticipant
Most shrouds extend 6”+ beyond the muzzle to be effective. Held in place by the set screw that holds the end cap.
There are many ways to quiet down the rifle. Some look silly, others professional.
Unless you like to tinkering around I recommend that you just buy one from Talontunes. He has the highest reviewed and most effective should for AF rifles. Cost is pricy, but worth it.May 22, 2008 at 9:53 pm #39469
I say you should try and make your own, unless you have the money to spend $200 on a shroud.May 22, 2008 at 10:35 pm #39471
You can make your own shroud if you have the tools. Having a lathe helps but it is not mandatory.
Just make sure everything is lined up perfect.May 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm #39472
I just attempted to make my own. It worked great for the first 6 shots, then a pellet blew out the side and broke my garage door window. 😯 My parents aren’t going to be happy bout that! 🙄May 23, 2008 at 12:03 am #39473quote bikincrazy52:
Alginging the baffles with the bore is imperative and making sure nothing moves in side is very important.
Sucks about the window.May 23, 2008 at 12:12 am #39474a-l-fParticipant
Would someone PLEEEZE answer my questions. I know it is possible to make your own moderator/shroud. What I would like is the methodology. Like does a shroud for an 18″barrel on an SS frame seat on the front barrel bushing? Does the internal components of a moderator in an SS likewise seat against the front bushing? Etc. See above. Please, please, PUHLEEEZE!!!
Thanks in advance again.
Abe ❓ 😕 ❓May 23, 2008 at 12:35 am #39475quote A*L*F:
There are several ways to make them. You might be better off taking a look here.May 23, 2008 at 1:21 am #39478
Hey Adam, do the frame extenders have baffles in them, or are they just a piece of pipe. Do you think this thing would be as quit as a stock SS if i added an 18 inch barrel?May 23, 2008 at 2:02 am #39481
They are empty tubes but baffles can be added. A benefit is the way he has it set up it centers the FE on the barrel.May 26, 2008 at 9:46 am #39613blkdoutParticipant
I was thinking of using a Condor/Talon barrel supporting cap, to vent and make a shroud off of.
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