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Although i do not own, nor am i able to(age) own, a silencer, I will be getting one ASAP. The thing i find is the bolt go to the rear with substantial energy and makes a pretty noticeable noise. It also does this to the chamber and bolt-face. There's polycarb bolt buffers but I'm not too keen on a plastic piece hanging over the trigger box. I've never had too much luck with plastic internal parts. Has anyone tried to quiet the bolt with rubber on the rear of the bolt? Or on the front for that matter? Is it a good idea to cut a bolt buffer out of sheet rubber and try that?
 

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I installed a pro-mag buffer, and even with cci quiet rounds. The action is still noticeably loud compared to the bullet itself. The cartridge is not strong enough to send the bolt all the way back, but the forward motion still makes a good impact sound. Perhaps a front buffer of some sort is what you are suggesting. But then you will be interrupting the flush engagement of the bolt and firing hammer.

If you want to do some silent plinking. CCI quiet rounds are cheap and they sound like a pellet gun. No semi-auto action though.
 

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I made my bolt buffer out of a 1/4 X 3 1/2" nylon bolt from the hardware. Made eight of them actually. Hacksaw and a file, less than five minutes apiece.

The first one has about 1k rounds on it and still looks like the day I made it. I may never need the other seven.
 

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That's interesting. Are you using standard ammo or quiet ammo with that?
Standard stuff. Usually the Wally World Value Pack Federal, high velocity 36 grain HP. Sometimes CCI Mini-Mags.

The 3 1/2 inch bolt gives you enough smooth shoulder for the buffer, and you can put the threaded part in a vise doing the sawing.
 

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First off, How do you know (since you are not old enough, nor have paid the tax stamp) how it sounds? Hummm....... Well I'll deny this latter as well, but in my youthful experimental days. I found a similar problem with my MK I and MK II. Yes I did this more than once. It was a very simple matter of turning the gun into a momentary single shot. If the bolt doesn't open, no sound gets out. With the aluminum receiver you might think of a bushing since I'm not sure how the aluminum would hold up. But in my stainless receivers I simply examined the bolt for a plain meaty area that had the same situation on the receiver when the bolt was closed. Then I selected an appropriate sized pin, and drilled a hole through the receiver, into the bolt. I left the pin long enough to get a handle on it with my fingers on the outside.

Want to go quiet? Then put your old enough, legal enough device on the end of the barrel, load a round, and push in your pin (also assuming it's on the top of the receiver. On the side, it may fall out). Then pull the trigger. Sure it goes kind of slow, but there's no sound at all. Smithy.
 

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I made my bolt buffer out of a 1/4 X 3 1/2" nylon bolt from the hardware. Made eight of them actually. Hacksaw and a file, less than five minutes apiece.

The first one has about 1k rounds on it and still looks like the day I made it. I may never need the other seven.
Same here. I've been using both high-velocity and CCI Stingers, and so far the home-made buffer has been holding up just fine. If it ever fails a new one costs $0.55 cents and a few minutes of my time to make.
 

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First off, How do you know (since you are not old enough, nor have paid the tax stamp) how it sounds? Hummm....... Well I'll deny this latter as well, but in my youthful experimental days. I found a similar problem with my MK I and MK II. Yes I did this more than once. It was a very simple matter of turning the gun into a momentary single shot. If the bolt doesn't open, no sound gets out. With the aluminum receiver you might think of a bushing since I'm not sure how the aluminum would hold up. But in my stainless receivers I simply examined the bolt for a plain meaty area that had the same situation on the receiver when the bolt was closed. Then I selected an appropriate sized pin, and drilled a hole through the receiver, into the bolt. I left the pin long enough to get a handle on it with my fingers on the outside.

Want to go quiet? Then put your old enough, legal enough device on the end of the barrel, load a round, and push in your pin (also assuming it's on the top of the receiver. On the side, it may fall out). Then pull the trigger. Sure it goes kind of slow, but there's no sound at all. Smithy.


I have "connections";). The guy who owns the gun shop near my house has a class 3 licence and enjoys my enthusiasm for firearms. Brought a silencer up one day, took 30 minutes to get the flash hider off the threaded barrel, but it was worth it.:cool:
 

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I also made a bolt buffer. i went to Home Depot and got a 1/4 inch by 3 1/2 inch nylon hex screw. Hack sawed it to the right length, sanded the ends so they were smooth. Works like a charm. Should have them at any Hardware store!!!
 

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Another option if you do not want to make your own is the Kidd bolt buffer. It has a metal interior pin covered by a rubber tube. Heard they are really nice.
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Bolt Buffer

Hope this helps, Max
 

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You could always shoot into some old pillows until you find the right modifications that quite the bolt operation to your liking.
 

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Another option if you do not want to make your own is the Kidd bolt buffer. It has a metal interior pin covered by a rubber tube. Heard they are really nice.
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Bolt Buffer

Hope this helps, Max

Thank you. i looked at it and i will be buying it after i get my new rear sight and Magpul AFG.
 

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If you truly want to surpress a .22lr then forget the 10/22 and get a bolt action gun or a single shot. If its just the clunk of the bolt hitting the pin then go to Lowes, Home Depot, or any other hardware store and get a 1/4" nylon bolt for about a buck and cut it to the width of the receiver. It will work as good or better then any $9 store bought buffer.
 

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If you truly want to surpress a .22lr then forget the 10/22 and get a bolt action gun or a single shot.
I agree. I went out last night to sight in my laser dot at about 25 yards. In the dead of night with CCI quiet rounds, the mechanical action was the loudest sound being made.
 

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YUP! Going with a semi-auto and expecting complete noise elimination is kinda an odd route. There's moving parts so there's gonna be noise, just the design of it. I guess to keep the style, you could go with the Toggle action.
 

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Same here. I've been using both high-velocity and CCI Stingers, and so far the home-made buffer has been holding up just fine. If it ever fails a new one costs $0.55 cents and a few minutes of my time to make.
I did the same thing however i used my pvc pipe cutter. Took me about 30 seconds to make one and I have them in all my rifles.
 
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