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Old 09-06-2021, 09:55 AM   #1
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So you have a hunting rifle you've used for years, but it's loud. You've done your research and acquired a legal suppressor, but this old rifle is not threaded.. and there is not enough meat on the barrel to get it threaded without severely chopping it, thereby neutering it's ballistic properties.
Here is a simple solution that if executed correctly can bring back the enjoyment out of shooting these old rifles for a little $

thread job was $80 .. adapter was $15

this is a remington 700 in 243 22" barrel threaded , no recrown , no chopping.
Rifle was left full length. it slings 95 grain ballistic tips at a tad over 3000ft/s

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Old 09-06-2021, 10:17 AM   #2
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Super sweet!
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Old 09-06-2021, 10:53 AM   #3
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Very nice..thanks!
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Old 09-06-2021, 11:07 AM   #4
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Nice... Tagged for later.
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Old 09-06-2021, 12:39 PM   #5
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Very nice
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Old 09-07-2021, 08:26 PM   #6
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Old 09-07-2021, 08:41 PM   #8
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This works fine for small bore stuff but you start getting up to the .30 cals and I wouldn't suggest this. Not enough meat on that 1/2 thread for a .30 cal hole.

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Old 09-07-2021, 10:03 PM   #9
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Enjoy your videos but no shooting it? C’mon man!
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Old 09-07-2021, 11:20 PM   #10
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Thatís awesome man
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:14 AM   #11
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This works fine for small bore stuff but you start getting up to the .30 cals and I wouldn't suggest this. Not enough meat on that 1/2 thread for a .30 cal hole.

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hum.. ok ! what's the most popular thread pattern for a 9mm handgun? 1/2x28
and what caliber is a 9mm projectile ? .355

but don't take my word for it , a quick google search and you'll find out it's been done for years ... some 30 cal even from the factory came 1/2x28.


https://www.northwestfirearms.com/th...barrel.249520/
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:18 AM   #12
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Enjoy your videos but no shooting it? Címon man!
haven't loaded 95 BT in a long time , don't want to blow what i got left ... but I did shoot it on paper after it was threaded and i didn't even have to re-sight it in.. it pretty much hit the bull on the first shot .. and i've shot pigs with it at my 170 yards feeder and dropped them exactly where i aimed ...

i can do a video if you'd like ... the best part is this gun sounds like a 22lr .. with that can , it's really quiet! but camera mics would not give it justice ...
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:59 AM   #13
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350 legend .. ruger american , threaded from the factory 1/2x28 ...


https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst....cfm/ID/245075
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Bore pressure at the muzzle crown is a small percentage of the pressure at the chamber. Maybe only 1/10 as much depending on barrel length. Not nearly enough to split the barrel even if it is smaller than 1/2". Studies have been done on AR15 barrels from 5" out to 20" to determine the effects of different kinds of suppressors being screwed onto these barrels. 2mm holes drilled and plugged at 1" spacing the length of barrels and pressure readings taken at each port. As the bullet moves down the barrel the volume inside the barrel increases and pressure decreases exponentially as the bullet gains speed until it exits the bore. Think about shotgun thin wall barrels and screw in chokes shooting slugs.
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:43 AM   #15
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FWIW, my custom 338 WSM has a 1/2x28 threaded brake on it. My heavy loads are probably north of 65,000 psi chamber pressure. Same as a Lazzeroni Galaxy rifle. 26" Ed Shilen barrel. Gun built by Euless Guns and Ammo.
This rifle shoots 200gr Nosler silvertips to 3200fps with 72gr of W760 or H414.
Probably has near 1000 rounds down it over the last 20 years.
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:45 AM   #16
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it's been my understanding that the most important factor is having enough shoulder to index the suppressor ... my gunsmith didn't want to thread my 243 5/8x24 . not enough shoulder left.. he had zero issue with the way I went ... i'm sure the experts will disagree!
they seem to always do ...
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Old 09-08-2021, 10:51 AM   #17
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FWIW, my custom 338 WSM has a 1/2x28 threaded brake on it. My heavy loads are probably north of 65,000 psi chamber pressure. Same as a Lazzeroni Galaxy rifle. 26" Ed Shilen barrel. Gun built by Euless Guns and Ammo.
This rifle shoots 200gr Nosler silvertips to 3200fps with 72gr of W760 or H414.
Probably has near 1000 rounds down it over the last 20 years.
Back in the day , Ed at Euless guns did my 30/06 muzzle brake too ... made it so much more pleasant to shoot ... but LOUD!!!!

I guess i'll need to swing by when he's there some time and let him know how much of an idiot he is .. lol
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Old 09-08-2021, 11:32 AM   #18
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Back in the day , Ed at Euless guns did my 30/06 muzzle brake too ... made it so much more pleasant to shoot ... but LOUD!!!!

I guess i'll need to swing by when he's there some time and let him know how much of an idiot he is .. lol
He's not there much anymore. When he is it's early in the mornings. Saw Ed about a month ago and he invited me to come down to his place in Athens and shoot some pigs. Haven't had time yet but I'm gonna do it when it gets cold weather maybe late Jan. or Feb.
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Old 09-08-2021, 12:26 PM   #19
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He's not there much anymore. When he is it's early in the mornings. Saw Ed about a month ago and he invited me to come down to his place in Athens and shoot some pigs. Haven't had time yet but I'm gonna do it when it gets cold weather maybe late Jan. or Feb.
last time i was there a few weeks ago i missed him by just a few minutes..


sounds like a good time, Ed's a good dude! but they don't do much work there any more, last time i asked for a thread job, they told me they send it off somewhere up north.

it's hard to find a good and affordable gunsmith nowadays..

on a side note ..
ruger customer service 1 (336) 949-5200

they thread their 350 legend 1/2x28 .... bullets are .357 cal

someone might want to give them a call and let them know how their gunsmiths are incompetent.

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Old 09-08-2021, 12:39 PM   #20
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last time i was there a few weeks ago i missed him by just a few minutes..


sounds like a good time, Ed's a good dude! but they don't do much work there any more, last time i asked for a thread job, they told me they send it off somewhere up north.

it's hard to find a good and affordable gunsmith nowadays..
Once Todd left they are pretty much out of gunsmithing experience other then simple stuff. They machinery is still there but nobody to run it. Ed can do it but he's retired for all practical purposes. It was actually Todd that built my rifle.
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:26 PM   #21
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Who the heck sells guns?lol
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Old 09-09-2021, 12:40 PM   #22
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Thanks for the information
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:01 AM   #23
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I had my Tikka 7 mag cut from 24 to 21 and threaded 1/2x28. Sig SRD762 works perfectly on it.
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:08 AM   #24
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I had my Tikka 7 mag cut from 24 to 21 and threaded 1/2x28. Sig SRD762 works perfectly on it.
i bet it's much more pleasant to shoot...
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Old 09-10-2021, 10:14 AM   #25
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i bet it's much more pleasant to shoot...
its incredible.
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:28 PM   #26
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its incredible.
same reason i did my 243 ... i wouldn't shoot anything loud any more .. not to mention it's nice confirmation when you hear that bullet smack ... you instantly know when you make a solid shot
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Old 09-11-2021, 10:20 PM   #27
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Cool deal
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Old 09-12-2021, 07:59 PM   #28
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I threaded my .300 WM to 1/2x28 with an adapter for the sandman TI. It’s a dream to shoot didn’t have to take any length off.
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