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  1. Silenced 22. vs 38 for basement shooting.

    I was thinking of redoing my basement to a shooting range.
    Out of plain curiosity and courtesy to the people up stairs, what makes the least noise out of a silenced 22. or a 38.?

    Thanks.

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    I have both a silencer for my .22 and .38. I can tell you that the .22 seems to be a little more accurate and quite a bit more silenced than the .38. Have you ever purchased a silencer before? Not sure what the cost is now but I paid around $425 each and that included a $200 fee per silencer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabatten View Post
    I have both a silencer for my .22 and .38. I can tell you that the .22 seems to be a little more accurate and quite a bit more silenced than the .38. Have you ever purchased a silencer before? Not sure what the cost is now but I paid around $425 each and that included a $200 fee per silencer.
    What brands and models?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Erik View Post
    I was thinking of redoing my basement to a shooting range.
    Out of plain curiosity and courtesy to the people up stairs, what makes the least noise out of a silenced 22. or a 38.?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabatten View Post
    I have both a silencer for my .22 and .38. I can tell you that the .22 seems to be a little more accurate and quite a bit more silenced than the .38. Have you ever purchased a silencer before? Not sure what the cost is now but I paid around $425 each and that included a $200 fee per silencer.
    Price now would be that without the tax of $200.

  9. Suppressing a 38?

    Do you mean 38 as in .38spc as in a revolver? Gases escaping between cylinder and forcing cone can't be "suppressed". Only revolver I know can be effectively suppressed is the Russian Nagant 7.62mm revolver. I'd follow the 22LR route.

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    Not sure if you reload but you can now get rubber bullets that fire using strictly the force of the primer - no powder involved. They should be very quiet. I believe I saw them on Midwayusa.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civilian75 View Post
    Do you mean 38 as in .38spc as in a revolver? Gases escaping between cylinder and forcing cone can't be "suppressed". Only revolver I know can be effectively suppressed is the Russian Nagant 7.62mm revolver. I'd follow the 22LR route.
    Agreed. Generally speaking, revolvers cannot be as effectively silenced as autoloaders.

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