Just because.... Transparent silencer....

HandLoad

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Looks like the transparent part is some sort of plastic. I was worried that it was gonna be glass and shatter. The plastic failed kindly.

Can't say I learned anything from seeing. Enjoyed the view, nontheless.
 

Optimist

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#6
Watching what the gas does inside the baffles is a good thing when you need to account for the way the different wave fronts act when they hit the baffles. It's a pity the cameras are so expensive, because there are a lot of transient phenomena that would benefit from that kind of examination.

Neat G.36 lower, Goblin.
 

240Geezer

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Looks like the transparent part is some sort of plastic. I was worried that it was gonna be glass and shatter. The plastic failed kindly.

Can't say I learned anything from seeing. Enjoyed the view, nontheless.
7.62 x 51 created a lot of back pressure?
So enlarge the volume of that suppressor to reduce the overall psi?
 

HandLoad

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#8
At Muzzle exit, depending on Caliber, Loading, and Barrel length, pressures can be A Maze Ing. On the order of Many Thousands of PSI. Even though of near instantaneous impulse, the end thrust pushing on the Whole Silencer will impart a Heavy Push. Cause of the body parting company/failing the threaded connection.
 

240Geezer

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#9
Weak point being where it threads onto the muzzle adapter. Just increasing the housing wall thickness probably not going to be enough to retain it though. Interesting in the “let’s blow shit up” category though😁
 

Optimist

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Yep. The recording goes into considerable detail. There's a 5.56 can that runs for several shots without problems using the acrylic shell.
 

240Geezer

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#12
Before Ya push "Play" in still above, you can see that the body has split already, and that the pressure wave is extending the split forward.
You can also see the struts being pushed outward by the blast wave as it moves up the tube. Looks like they are directly impinging on the body.
 

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#14
Yep. Things move around under that kind of pressure in motion. A rifle barrel actually rings like a tuning fork when you fire it....
some of the longer muzzle brake's/flash hiders and especially the longer breecher tips on a shotgun, unless you got the prongs buried in a door, ring like a bell! after the report of the shot is gone you can still hear it....
 
#15
some of the longer muzzle brake's/flash hiders and especially the longer breecher tips on a shotgun, unless you got the prongs buried in a door, ring like a bell! after the report of the shot is gone you can still hear it....
the AAC blackout flash hider rings like crazy when I don't have the suppressor on it. It would be on all the time IF i didn't lose it in that boating accident.