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    Default .22 silencer and unburned powder

    Hi guys.

    When I shoot with my silencer on my .22 bolt action rifle I get a insane amount unburned powder coming back through the breech. This in turns causes the bolt to become sticky as it probably mixes with the oil.

    Is this just a fact of life with a silencer or is the silencer a piece of junk? I inherited the rifle with it on.

    TIA.

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    Default Re: .22 silencer and unburned powder

    It happens with all brand of ammo

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    Default Re: .22 silencer and unburned powder

    Clean your bolt with thinners or acetone and then lube it with graphite. Should help with the soot and oil mixing to form a grease.

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    Default Re: .22 silencer and unburned powder

    Quote Originally Posted by driepootx View Post
    Clean your bolt with thinners or acetone and then lube it with graphite. Should help with the soot and oil mixing to form a grease.
    Great thank you, will do that.

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    Default Re: .22 silencer and unburned powder

    I havent seen this on my 22lr rifle.
    Have fitted a silencer on Ruger Mark IV pistol in December.
    Also havent noticed on it.

    They say a 22lr burns up its powder in the first 16" of barrel.
    So if your barrel is longer then this. Then fitting a silencer should not make any difference. As the powder is long burnt up before it reached the silencer I would think.

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    Default Re: .22 silencer and unburned powder

    I get the same. 18 inch barrel. Depends on the ammo type. Silencer is a Bushmans.

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