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How Effective Is a Shroud

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by PLauGE, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. PLauGE

    PLauGE Busy Member

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    Had a play around with my ultra other day, had it 2 years or so and its the first time i used it properly, had a lot of fun

    While its not been in use its picked up a little bit of surface rust, nothing to serious, but i was thinking of buying a shroud to cover it

    Are they as effective as a decent silencer? does anybody on here make them that i can pm to discuss buying one
  2. Tinbum

    Tinbum Delusions of adequacy

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    I make them. With an ultra a 350mm shroud will be as quiet as a standard mod but the 400mm mm ones are quieter than the HW mods according to several customers. It does depend on the type of wadding used and baffle spacing etc, but they are very effective. My prices are £29.99-49.99 depending on material/finish. Pm if you want more details or pics.
  3. Steve K

    Steve K Posting Addict

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    The majority of factory shrouds do very little for noise suppression, unless they are much longer than the actual barrel and have numerous baffles fitted. They are more for aesthetics than function.

    My Daystate shrouds were p**s poor at noise suppression, even with a Daystate Reflex moderator, i now have shortened shrouds and Swift Stumpy moderators on them which is much more effective. ;)
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
  4. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    I have just fitted a Huub shroud to my .177 Ultra, it's longer than the barrel and comes with all the internal pieces of a silencer that fit into the end - very effective and a quality piece of kit.
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  5. ratman60

    ratman60 Pro Poster

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    a tinbum shroud with an integral silencer or seperate silencer if a adapter can be made screw one on to would be a good option, oh and would be a good ideal to grease/gun oil barrel before fitting to stop anymore rust from getting hold,
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
  6. rkr

    rkr Keyboard Hero

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    A good shroud on a BSA PCP is as or more silent than a HW silencer. Huub shrouds are good and 60mm shorter than HW silencers. I made a copy from 25mm pipe for my Scorpion SE and below 10 kHz it is a bit more quiet than my modified HW silencer. Shrouds are also more resistant when you knock the barrel in to something so there's one less thing to worry about. It is worth noting that most other brands do not have enough room in between the air tube and barrel to fit an effective shroud.
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  7. Cymru-Dave

    Cymru-Dave Donator

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    Having removed my shroud from my hw100 and firing it I can say that the shroud is very good at suppressing the noise compared to a barrel without the shroud or mod, however the difference between a shroud compared to a moderator is huge in my opinion, I didn't have the need for suppression so I opted for the FSB, but if you want it quiet get a decent mod.

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