Cleaning Sparrow 22 suppressor

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Fracman, Jan 12, 2021 at 10:43 PM.

  1. Fracman

    Fracman Member

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    5B2A1D80-3BE1-4C36-9334-CD0BF34D675F.jpeg 867B1CEB-F76E-4B09-944B-E4834D44E33C.jpeg 9A32AB4B-06EB-4197-9558-8DEDCF446053.jpeg 729E63B8-9F5E-4332-A9F6-A31CB54886E9.jpeg 86B89D1F-AF8B-4A7F-BEA9-CB8E084E977E.jpeg 7E36447A-AD5A-402E-A9EF-AE2FD220837E.jpeg There is got to be an easier way of cleaning a 22lr suppressor. I try to clean every 1000 rounds between cleanings. I am currently using a dremel and a dull pocket knife. This round of cleaning is really dirty I was trying to break the bolt in on that Christensen Ranger 22 so I was shooting Remington Thunderbolt. I have shot 1000 rounds of the CCI Clean 22 the can was still dirty but it seem to clean up easier. But still a pain.
     
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  2. undeRGRound

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    That looks like the design that some of the cheap Chinese knock-off Form 1's are copying. How does the sound reduction do for that design? Excellent with subs I presume.
     

  3. Fracman

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    Yes great with the subsonic. Supersonic is great unless you are around a lot of trees or buildings for the crack to bounce off of
     
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  4. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Dish washer?

    Did u try the sonic cleaner yet? Real curious if it will work. Might need a few cycles.

    Tumbler wet or dry?
     
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  5. ajole

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    I have a sonic cleaner coming in the next day or two. I’ll be trying that out.
    I put about 75 rounds through mine the other day, so cleaning with a regular brush wasn’t too hard.

    I think the design works fine. Shorts are nearly silent, subs are just a puff, and regular stuff is nothing but the echo of the shock wave off the surrounding terrain.
     
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  6. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    I clean my suppressors after every use and don't let them get that dirty. Doing this prolongs the life of the baffle(s), especially if the baffles are aluminum vs. stainless. My suppressors are all either K baffles or stacked so I just toss the baffles and blast chamber into the tumbler to clean.
     
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  7. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    No cheapos there! :D
     
  8. moona11

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    I knew I was on to something
     
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  9. OldOutlaw

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    Yes you were.
     
  10. Fracman

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    Tumbler would mess up the threads. It would be nice if I could just throw the cups in after every time out. But with it being all one piece for the baffles and threads that hold it together and screw on to the gun.
     
  11. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Shouldn't if your worried plug it
     
  12. Fracman

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    I am talking about these threads
     
  13. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Put a nut on it or tape.
    Use walmut or something.
     
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  14. ajole

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    I don’t think corn cob or even walnut will hurt them. Doesn’t hurt brass, why would steel be an issue?
    If you are worried, put the “nut” on the threads, after maybe taking the o-rings off, toss in the half pipe inner sleeve thingys too, and do it. Won’t hurt a thing. Let me know if it does....so I don’t mess mine up.:cheers:

    I read a thing that said the ultrasonic cleaner was GTG, but that you shouldn’t put the outer sleeve in, as the finish could get wiped out on some cans. They did 15 minutes, then scrubbed with a brush, then another 15 minutes, then brush, wipe, and dry, and it’s clean. Used some Hornady gun cleaner stuff in the tub.

    They also said a dirty can is quieter, so don’t do it too often.
     
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  15. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Dirty suppressors affect accuracy/precision/performance.

    @Fracman , soak that rig in CLR overnight before you clean it, and maybe drop it down to 500 rounds between cleanings.

    :twocents:
     
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  16. Fracman

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    Walnut or cob is not going to knock this stuff off. I have soaked it over night in hoppes. All it does is take the light stuff off. The reason I go 1000 rounds is so I don’t end up cleaning it every night it takes the same amount of time to clean it 100 rounds as it does 1000. I have not noticed any difference in accuracy dirty or clean. I am really debating if shooting without ear protection is worth the cleaning of the 22 can. I do think it is worth using a can on center fire. Recoil reduction no muzzle blast great for children.
     
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  17. ajole

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    I don’t wear hearing pro with .22 rifles anyway, so that’s not even an issue in my book.

    I’m working on a .22 pistol, I think that’s where the thing will shine.

    Also trying to decide if a larger caliber is worth it. Not interested in subs, and not sure the reduction on supersonic is enough to bother with for the cost. Though the .300 BO could be fun.
    And 9 mm could be ok.

    But then I start thinking...what about .45 ACP? I just happen to have a carbine with a threaded barrel. It could be used on the .40 or even 9 mm as well with some level of success, I can load ammo for the last two to get it slow enough.
     
  18. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Only on monocore suppressors, good K or stacked baffle suppressors are not an issue.
     
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  19. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Where a .22 caliber suppressor really shines is on a bolt action. A pistol, as well as any semi rifle, is not going to be as quiet due to the gases venting when the bolt opens. When I suppress a bolt action using CCI Quiet rounds, the only sound you hear is the click of the trigger when it releases.

    I have and use suppressors on several of my .300 BLK semi and bolt action, my 7.62x54R Mosin Nagants, my 7.62x51 bolt actions, my 9mm pistols and PCC, my .223 bolt actions, my AK47's and my AR-15's. Subs are best but even standard velocity rounds get a reduction, though the super sonic crack is still present. Heck I even threaded a Nagant revolver and shoot that suppressed.

    .45 ACP is a great round to suppress, it's a naturally subsonic round and works great.
     
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  20. ajole

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    Yeah, I hear that. Pun intended.

    But I don’t really care, .22 isn’t too loud anyway, and quiets or shorts are super quiet already. My Ultra Lux with the 28” barrel is almost suppressed when shooting shorts, without any help.

    I suppose if you set up on a pile of prairie dogs at close range, or hunt squirrels, it would be nice.

    It would be nice to shoot the .22 pistol without hearing pro, though.

    So are the suppressed centerfires quiet enough not to need hearing pro when pumping 30-60 rounds down range in a half hour, or is that a bad idea for your hearing? I get that it would be AWESOME when hunting, since most of us don’t wear hearing pro then, so the effect would be significant and very useful for the typical one or two shots.