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Thread: How long should a hardy suppressor last?

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    How long should a hardy suppressor last?

    How long would you expect a Gen 4 Hardy magnum can to last?

    On a 7mmRM with a 22" barrel.

    Done 400 rounds at most and its poked... had a small piece of metal rattling round in it and groups have gone to absolute shit. Shoots fine without the can on.
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    I thought it would have lasted multiple longer than that.
    Check out his site, I think it has lifespan on it. If not call him and he should replace it.

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    Is it one of his early ones they had a lot of problems?

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    A magnum calibre with a 22" barrel is very hard on a suppressor.....

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    Yes probably 400 magnum rounds on an alloy suppressor is about it.

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    I'll only use lightweight suppressors on dedicated hunting rifles.

    Barrel length is the number one killer especially combined with a magnum.

    On the shorter barrelled semis iv popped All brands... Most only lasting 2 or 3 mags.

    If your Shooting it a bunch then I'd at least go modular so you can inspect and replace baffles when required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wired View Post
    How long would you expect a Gen 4 Hardy magnum can to last?
    About two strikes with a hammer, or one with an axe or sledge.........

    On a more serious note I would think for the money, that it would last longer than a few hundred rounds. If it is made for magnum calibres it should be able to cope with them. It it is not lasting then I would suggest it is not handling that calibre and as such should not be sold as suitable for that calibre.

    With his prices, it would mean you paid over $1.00 per shot for the suppressor on top of your ammo cost. I would suggest having a word and see what he says. From my own personal experience, I am not sure it will help though.

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    Talk to him about it

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    Doesn't sound like it's 'fit-for-purpose'. Regardless of warranty, products can be expected to last a 'reasonable' length of time / amount of use. We can all accept that suppressors have a finite life, but 400rnds?!? Go back to him for a solution. If you're not satisfied, I think the CGA would support your case.

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    Wouldnt even bother talking to him, you'll only end up more pissed off. 400 rounds is probably about right,save the hassle and throw it away. Get a decent one made of stainless.
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    I had a gen 4 start leaking on me after 120 rounds he replaced it with the new gen5 no problems had it in days
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    I was definitely aware that the shorter barrel (only 2" shorter than factory!) would shorten the life span a bit but even so I am a bit disappointed with 350 rounds. I have stainless (MAE) on another gun but wanted to avoid a bit of weight with this gun. Even with a "dedicated" hunting gun which this is its pretty easy to shoot 400 rnds over a few years......load dev, sighting in, changing loads, bit of real word practice (goats) etc

    Is 2" really going to make that much difference? Even if it was 40% more wear with the shorter barrel thats still less than 500 rnds before its buggerd. Not enough in my opinion for a $600 suppressor

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    Talk to him and let us know how you get on.

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    That calibre has quite a bit of powder going down the barrel. Especially if you fire a string of shots at a time. Shooting is always subject to the Law of Physics i.e. there is a price for everything.

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    Yup Rem Mag has a lot of powder and because of this the pressure at the muzzle is very high especially with a short barrel I can run the numbers

    Mines 26 inches and I've had at least 500 rounds through my gen 4 hardy suppressor, lord knows how many the previous owner put through it and it still going strong
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