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    Question Thread size for suppressor help

    Hi. I'm a newbie to the forums (and hunting) and been reading and learning a lot. These forums are great!

    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on suppressors.
    I've picked up a second hard Vanguard Weatherby 7mm08 as my first gun, and it was already threaded, but I don't know the thread size.
    I'm wanting to keep an eye out for a second hand one (I've got a very tight budget to get into hunting otherwise wife will introduce the couch to me ).
    I took it into Hunting and Fishing and they said they will just send the gun away to get a brand new suppressor fitted.

    Does anyone have any ideas how I can find out the size? A friend had a Ruger 10/22" that was factory threaded, and his factory thread protector fitted my Weatherby. Is that a good indication that it's the same thread size, or are protectors a bit generous on size?

    Any advice appreciated

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    Without seeing it I'd guess 1/2x20 seems to be the common one take it to an engineering shop and get them to try a die on it that will tell you just be carefull where you point it and take the bolt out

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    Agree, if it fit the factory thread on a 10/22 it was likely a 12"x20tpi aka 1/2UNF
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    Popped into Fortress Fasteners this afternoon and thought I'd try them before an engineering place. The guys there were really helpful. Turns out it's a 1/2-20.
    Now time to watch the forums for a suppressor to get me started.
    Thanks everyone for the advice on possible sizes and to try an engineering place.

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    get a half decent one not one of those crappy springs and washers ones

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    If you get an overbarrel it may need to be fitted to the rifle at the rear of the suppressor where it sits on the barrel. Also, make sure that the suppressor you get isn't floppy on the thread - you want a reasonably tight fitting thread (but not white knuckle crossed eyes to assemble tight!). Don't store the rifle with the suppressor fitted...

 

 

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