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    17hmr Supressor, what you reckon?

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    As i eagerly await the arrival of the new ruger 17hmr i may as well get started with the accessories plan.

    I will be adding a suppressor but am not sure which to go for. What brand/type have you been happy with and what have you learnt by fitting one to a hmr?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    I have a gunworks muzzle forward on mine which works well, but if i was to do it again now, id look at using a lighter weight overbarrel type, have a talk to Darren at DPT, i think he does one for the hmr.

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    Go over barrel, or buy my gun works one, you can club them with the barrel if you miss
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    I have a Bunny Buster on mine but he no longer makesthem. If I was going to put another suppressor on it would be a DPT, like the idea that you can add extra baffles for more noise reduction and I don't think you will find a lighter unit. Think they are a 22mag/17hmr suppressor

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    This one
    http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.n...-tui-man-8699/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    thanks for that.

    so been looking at brands in that thread. Phoned MAE and all was sounding sweet until i realised the price of near $500 so yeah nah, not that desparate to throw that much coin into some hush.

    I like the look of the gunworks item but it is muzzle forward
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    I like the positioning of this, 50% over barrel so not extending the length of the gun that much but there's something about the look of this thing that doesn't sit right with me. be better if it didn't have silver hex screws and the logo. Not keen on the cock sock but that has made me also think about scope height.
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    Do any of these cans force you to mount the scope higher than normal?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Its 100mm foward , you'd be better with a good muzzel foward can. You are only taming 5 grains of powder and the bullet crack will always be there. If foward length is a concern then Abes one is less than 100mm fitted and gunworks stubbie is only 75mm.
    Scope hight shouldn't be an issue but flare could be if you mount a light.
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    would it make much of a difference if i reduced the barrel length by 3 or 4 inches? the standard model comes with a 22" barrel, compact comes with 18" barrel. Much if any noticable accuracy with a shorter barrel?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    I did some research 16 is where it's at. Shortening mine soon MAE is my choice it's lasted the longest ( my fourth) but mine gets used x6 out of 7 days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    I did some research 16 is where it's at. Shortening mine soon MAE is my choice it's lasted the longest ( my fourth) but mine gets used x6 out of 7 days
    so 16" is as short as you can go without hurting the accuracy? is that because the pill is rotating enough at that point?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    I cut my current one to 18" and gained in velocity from the original 23". Shorter shouldnt hurt accuracy but velocity will start to drop off a little past a certain point. Theres some conflicting info about wher that point is. Iv read some saying 16" and others saying 19"
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    The test info i read on this a while back was that 18" was the optimin bbl length for the hmr, i cut my Savage classic back from 24" to 20" when i got the GW muzzle forward can.

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    Happys written a book on the subject of length!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
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    Did the job. Since sold the rifle and suppressor tho.

 

 

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