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    How long will a .22LR suppressor last on a .223/5.56 AR-15?


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    You knew I just had to do this

    Notice the full auto 60 round mag dump at 1:20


    Last edited by alamo5000; 20 March 2018 at 10:26.

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    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgj16qPhe7G/

    A long time on this one



    Looking at the OP video, I assume the heat build up (on top of the pressure) was really what led it to fail when it did; should only 3-4 shots be taken in a slow succession, you could probably use that can as a last resort if you had to, without permanent damage to it

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    The Optimus Micro is SS, the cans in the original video are aluminum. This wasn't a video of the "best 22lr" can, more or less how long does aluminum last with a centerfire 5.56 round, which is obviously not long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    The Optimus Micro is SS, the cans in the original video are aluminum. This wasn't a video of the "best 22lr" can, more or less how long does aluminum last with a centerfire 5.56 round, which is obviously not long.
    Totally agree which is why I edited my post with some serious thought about the “what if’s”. It’s something I’ve thought of so I’m glad to see the video

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    The Optimus Micro is SS, the cans in the original video are aluminum. This wasn't a video of the "best 22lr" can, more or less how long does aluminum last with a centerfire 5.56 round, which is obviously not long.
    I was just yanking your chain a little bit No biggie. Most .22 cans are not designed to withstand the heat or the pressure of more powerful calibers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alamo5000 View Post
    I was just yanking your chain a little bit No biggie. Most .22 cans are not designed to withstand the heat or the pressure of more powerful calibers.
    Thanks for restating the obvious. Well done

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    The Sparrow is Stainless Steel. But comparing a 5.56 can to a rimfire can isn’t even close to realistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWone77 View Post
    Thanks for restating the obvious. Well done
    Captain Obvious reporting for duty! Sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINNER View Post
    The Sparrow is Stainless Steel. But comparing a 5.56 can to a rimfire can isn’t even close to realistic.
    All kidding around aside it's good information presented in the original video. To know exactly what you are getting, and exactly how much it can take, what kind of abuse, and more importantly the differences of design matters. Even among those cans represented in the original video you see a wide variation in design characteristics.

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