The Box O’ Truth Tries a Suppressor on a Rifle

You may remember that while I was waiting for my suppressor, I ordered a .22 rifle to use it on. It is a Ruger American Rifle. Here’s the link:

Well, I got the suppressor and it was time to try it out.

First, here’s the rifle without the suppressor.



Tests have shown that it will have an average of 140 decibels of sound without a can. With the can, it averages about 114 decibels. Quite a difference. And with a rifle, since the muzzle is farther from the shooter’s ear, it sounds even quieter.

I removed the thread protector from the rifle barrel.


Here’s the rifle with the can. It looks very nice.


I wanted to see if the suppressor changed the point of impact. So, we will do some tests.

I first tried some Wolf match. Without the can on the left, and with the can on the right.


It moved the group a little up and right, but not much at 50 yards.

Then some Gemtech, without on the left, with the can on the right.

Then some SK, same rules. Also, same results, up and right with the can.


I thought I could do better with the Wolf, so tried again.


Better groups, but same movement. This is not a problem as it is easy to adjust the scope to have the point of impact where the point of aim is located.

Well a couple of days later, it was time to go shoot with my best buddies, my grand nephews, Carter (7) on the left, and Cooper (5) on the right. Here we are swimming together earlier last year.


They love to shoot, so I brought the rifle to their home, which is on the outskirts of the county, where we can shoot in their back yard.

First, Cooper shoots with his Dad, who had to aim the rifle for him, but let him pull the trigger. (Now before anyone says that he wasn’t really shooting the rifle, it was the best he could do, and he was thrilled to be able to hit the target.)


Then it was Carter’s turn. He was so excited that he could barely contain himself. And he managed to get the scope to work for himself and he was hitting the target almost every shot.


He was beside himself with excitement.


The next day, their Mom sent me some pictures. She said they were still excited about shooting the rifle and went out and picked up the empty .22 brass and put it back in the boxes as a “collection”.

Here’s Cooper with his “collection”.


And here’s Carter with his.


They are ready for Pappaw to come back and shoot some more.

I can’t tell you how thrilled Pappaw is to have some young buddies that are learning to love shooting. I will gladly let them burn up all my .22 stash.

Because shooting stuff is fun

3 Comments on The Box O’ Truth Tries a Suppressor on a Rifle

  1. ABSOLUTELY GREAT TO SEE OTHERS STARTING OUR YOUTH IN THE SHOOTING SPORTS. They are NEVER too young to introduce to firearms AND firearm SAFETY. When undersigned had classes as NRA Certified Instructor,,, NEVER charged for any youth under age 18, whether parents were paying to be in class or not, insisting ONLY that parents be there with their children. FYI: one of my favorite sites taking my testing to next level by factor of ten. AGAIN, really great to see children shooting at early age. NEVER make evening news.. BUT…

    Did the same way back when:
    Starting two boys began at age eight, shooting handguns and by age nine they began training on rifles (they wanted to shoot handguns more). Youngest at age nine won a 22cal Bowling Pin match (major Fun ‘n Sun event in County at local indoor range included in festivities), competing against some 80 ‘adults’ and receiving standing ovation when awards were given out. Later using custom 1911 firing Major Power Factor loads at local IPSC match against 48 ‘adults’ (who initially didn’t want a 14-yr old kid to shoot): however, when the ‘kid’ ended in 16th place there were no more remarks on having a ‘kid’ shoot IPSC. ‘Youngest’ now instructing and shooting his sons (my grandsons) and a shooting tradition continues. The ‘Older’ brother ended up a Marine and County Sheriff is another story. FYI: in eight years, the ‘boys’ averaged between 5-6,000 round Center Fire and fired 14,000 rounds 22 downrange (reloading center fire by age 13). Really hate to think what that would cost a parent today. Shooting also extended to neighborhood and friends, having parents permission, many friends were introduce to SAFE shooting with my boys at local Police Range.


    THE 5-6,000 ROUNDS CENTER FIRE AMMO WAS PER YEAR,,, 14k OF 22lr WAS TOTAL FOR THE EIGHT YEAR PERIOD (less than 1,000 rounds left from THREE 5,000 round cases of 22lr ammo. BACK IN THE DAY BEFORE 22 AMMO COST AS MUCH AS 9mm CENTER FIRE.

  3. WHEN THE POLITICIANS, KNOWING NOTHING REAL INSOFAR AS FACTS ARE CONCERNED, BITCH ABOUT SILENCERS SHOULD SEE VIDEO WHERE YOUNGSTERS ARE BEING SHOWN HOW TO SHOOT A 22 RIFLE WITH AN ‘EVIL’ SILENCER CAN ON THE BARREL. Of coarse if you listen to their tirades on how bad crime and evil actions with ‘silenced firearms, you can only believe their ‘knowledge’ on silencers comes from Hollywood and watching movies -OR- just ‘Facts’ they MADE UP TO FIT THEIR VIEWPOINT. New bill on silencers won’t pass, is no excuse for everyone not to continue pushing Congress until it DOES PASS. Like Sergeant Friday in Dragnet TV show said, “Just the FACTS, …”.

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