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proofing of silencers

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by whitevanman574, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. whitevanman574

    whitevanman574 bell target champion

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    can someone explain if say a silencer has aluminium internals could you shoot say a 22 rimfire . or would the silencer have to be proofed? I mean is proofing classed as fit for purpose for the rifle its matched to ? or with a sub grade silencer would the internals explode ??

    just an interesting subject
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    Weird one, this. Silencers don't have to be proofed, but if they are the they can only be owned under the appropriate slot on an FAC. If they're unproofed, then anyone can buy and use them. Mad, I know.

    I use a Parker Hale jobbie on my .22lr, and these are quite often used on air rifles. Similarly the SAK on my .17hmr is unproofed. As neither have blown up yet I can only conclude that the proofing doesn't actually mean that much, except in legal terms.
     
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  3. r10hunter

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    Interesting stuff for you here.
    http://jacksonrifles.com/zz-silencers/ukproof.htm#summary
    http://jacksonrifles.com/zz-silencers/proofwarning.htm
    .223 moderator proofed for .308 ouch!

    Cheers Andy
     
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  4. Jackroadkill

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    That's be sore in the morning...!
     
  5. 1961nuffield

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    FAC rated silencers should be proofed and entered onto your ticket, some like the sound biter are fac rated, but also sold for air gun use, daft set of rules really!

    John
     
  6. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Funny this one as above is correct only if you buy it.

    If you make your own fac silencer or rifle, you don't have to have it proofed unless you wish to sell it on.
    We always used to buy Parker hale steel silencers for the rim fires and alloy for air rifles. You always asked for a steel air rifle silencer so not to have it on your ticket.

    Andrew
     

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