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#5658928 - 03/19/15 03:18 PM 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation
Stripermania Offline
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Can you recommend a suppressor for 17HMR and why?
Construction
Cost
Performance, ie noise reduction
Name recognition, etc....

Thanks,

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#5658948 - 03/19/15 03:30 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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I just order the SilencerCo Sparrow .22 cal suppresser. It will suppress .22, 22 mag, 22 hornet, 17 hmr, 17 wsm, and 5.7mm.

I bought it because I heard it was the best rimfire can out there. How much truth there is to that I am not sure because I have not used it or any other can for that matter. I liked how easy it looked to clean and the different rimfires it could run.
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#5658981 - 03/19/15 03:40 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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I've used both a Sparrow and an Element on my 17. The Element is quieter on everything. I think I paid about $429 for the Element and like $350 for the Sparrow, but check the prices on Silencershop. If I had to do it over again I would have gotten two Elements. They have a newer model the Element II that looks better than the older model.


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#5659042 - 03/19/15 04:04 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: DocHorton]
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Originally Posted By: DocHorton
I've used both a Sparrow and an Element on my 17. The Element is quieter on everything. I think I paid about $429 for the Element and like $350 for the Sparrow, but check the prices on Silencershop. If I had to do it over again I would have gotten two Elements. They have a newer model the Element II that looks better than the older model.



I like those rifles, are they both Savages? I was thinking about getting a Savage rimfire. I am torn between the 17 hmr and the 22 mag. How do you like the 17 hmr?
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#5659205 - 03/19/15 05:48 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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Yes, both Savage 93BTVS....one is 22 Mag, the other is 17 HMR. I love them both. The 17 is explosive on impact, it will straight up shoot tiny groups and I've shot everything from birds to turtles with it. My Dad has killed a bunch of wild dogs and coyotes with his.

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#5659242 - 03/19/15 06:24 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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#5659506 - 03/19/15 09:31 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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.17 hmr needing suppression....you are reading too much gun propoganda on paper or the internet....a waste of money unless you got it.
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#5659508 - 03/19/15 09:34 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: DocHorton]
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Originally Posted By: DocHorton
Yes, both Savage 93BTVS....one is 22 Mag, the other is 17 HMR. I love them both. The 17 is explosive on impact, it will straight up shoot tiny groups and I've shot everything from birds to turtles with it. My Dad has killed a bunch of wild dogs and coyotes with his.


Nice! I like the range of the 17 hmr. I have read online that it is too small for coyotes but it sounds like your Dad knocks them down fine.
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#5659532 - 03/19/15 09:43 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Gone to Texas]
WhoDat Offline
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Sparrow is a fine can. I have one of them, along with a Spectre II, and three Pilot 2s.

Sparrow is one of the most versatile cans out there, which is why I bought it. However, being a mono-core design, it does have some FRP. It won't be the quietest first shot around, but subsequent shots will be better.

I also have a Spectre, that I use on another 17hmr. I haven't shot it enough it judge, but I will say that sucker is big and heavy.

My three Pilots are for my 22lr herd. I abosolutely love them for 22lr, as they're much lighter, shorter, cheaper (Pilots were $260 with a $200 AAC credit, when I got them), and as quiet or quieter (for 22lr) as the above two. But they will not do 17hmr.

As mentioned earlier, if I had it to do again, I'd likely have two Elements and three Pilots. But it's all good... Sparrow and Spectre are fine and versatile rimfire cans. I just feel they;re a bit to big and heavy for 22lr. YMMV.

BTW, I am not an AAC can fan-boy. I prefer Sakers on my rifles, and Octanes or Ospreys on my pistols. But AAC is doing something right with the Elements and Pilots, IMOHO, especially when they have the store credit promotions.

Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I just order the SilencerCo Sparrow .22 cal suppresser. It will suppress .22, 22 mag, 22 hornet, 17 hmr, 17 wsm, and 5.7mm.

I bought it because I heard it was the best rimfire can out there. How much truth there is to that I am not sure because I have not used it or any other can for that matter. I liked how easy it looked to clean and the different rimfires it could run.


Edited by WhoDat (03/19/15 09:44 PM)

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#5659647 - 03/19/15 11:21 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Originally Posted By: texaspatriot.308
.17 hmr needing suppression....you are reading too much gun propoganda on paper or the internet....a waste of money unless you got it.


My 17 is loud but I cut the barrels down to 18", with a suppressor it makes a very noticeable difference and hearing safe. The great thing about some of the rimfire cans is that they can be used on .22 LR, .22 Mag, .17 HMR, 5.7, and .17 WSM. Use it if you got it!

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#5659650 - 03/19/15 11:23 PM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
Originally Posted By: DocHorton
Yes, both Savage 93BTVS....one is 22 Mag, the other is 17 HMR. I love them both. The 17 is explosive on impact, it will straight up shoot tiny groups and I've shot everything from birds to turtles with it. My Dad has killed a bunch of wild dogs and coyotes with his.


Nice! I like the range of the 17 hmr. I have read online that it is too small for coyotes but it sounds like your Dad knocks them down fine.


Yep, it is a very accurate round and it performs surprisingly well. I know that most dogs and yotes he has shot have went "bang, flop".

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#5660005 - 03/20/15 09:28 AM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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I also was thinking about a larger rimfire, like a .22 magnum on one of my rimfire suppressors, but i keep thinking the sound of say a .22 mag/ 17 hmr vs. a .223 suppressed would be close in sound as they are both going to be supersonic. Does anyone have two bolt actions to compare the two suppressed? I have a suppressed bolt action with a ton of ammo, so that is holding me back.

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#5660013 - 03/20/15 09:33 AM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: texaspatriot.308]
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Originally Posted By: texaspatriot.308
.17 hmr needing suppression....you are reading too much gun propaganda on paper or the internet....a waste of money unless you got it.


this has been my experience as well, i don't waste my time treading on my can anymore.....
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#5660037 - 03/20/15 09:51 AM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: texaspatriot.308]
WhoDat Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Gradually, all my guns will be wearing cans, or at least have the option to. I'm not doing this to be a Ninja, and I don't expect Hollywood quiet. I'll sum up my fondness for cans in one word: Tinnitus.

Originally Posted By: texaspatriot.308
.17 hmr needing suppression....you are reading too much gun propoganda on paper or the internet....a waste of money unless you got it.

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#5660272 - 03/20/15 11:56 AM Re: 17 HMR Suppressor Recommendation [Re: Stripermania]
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nidea .... suppressors only dampen the sound generated by the explosion of gun powder... they do nothing for "sonic boom/crack...." with the .22 mag and 17hmr the majority of the sound is generated above the speed of sound, there is very little to suppress on the detonation side. Could you measure a difference on a meter sure but like i said before its waste because of time it takes to re-zero and bla bla bla...


Edited by SingleShot85 (03/20/15 11:57 AM)
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