22L-1 Questions

Discussion in 'Silencers' started by dddoo7, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. dddoo7 New Member


    I am considering a 22L-1 and had a few questions about them.
    Are they rated for full auto fire? I don't necessarily plan to shoot full auto, but want the option.
    A few manufactures say that their .22 suppressors will work with .22 hornet. I grew up shooting .22 hornet and love the round. Will the .22L-1 handle the .22 hornet on a bolt action rifle?
  2. Zak Smith Operations

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    Full auto on the 22L-1 with .22LR is fine.

    We haven't tested with the .22 Hornet, so I can't say for certain. We have tested with 5.7 and that one is OK. I think the Hornet is hotter than the 5.7, however.
  3. dddoo7 New Member

    Thanks for the quick response. I don't know how pressure compares, but the Hornet is slightly slower velocities than the 5.7. I guess with that being the case, and the 5.7 on the approved list I might just look into a 5.7mm and leave the hornet for un-suppressed shooting.

    .22 Hornet
    35 gr (2.3 g) VMax 3,060 ft/s (930 m/s) 728 ft·lbf (987 J)​

    40 gr (2.6 g) SP 2,826 ft/s (861 m/s) 710 ft·lbf (960 J)​

    45 gr (2.9 g) SP 2,787 ft/s (849 m/s) 776 ft·lbf (1,052 J)​

    50 gr (3.2 g) SP 2,713 ft/s (827 m/s) 817 ft·lbf (1,108 J)​

    55 gr (3.6 g) SP 2,652 ft/s (808 m/s) 859 ft·lbf (1,165 J)​

    40 gr (2.6 g) 2,850 ft/s (870 m/s) 720 ft·lbf (980 J)​

    40 gr (2.6 g) 3,000 ft/s (910 m/s) 795 ft·lbf (1,078 J)​

    50 gr (3.2 g) 2,700 ft/s (820 m/s) 810 ft·lbf (1,100 J​
  4. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    The numbers I have for 5.7 show it more like a 31gr @ 2350 fps, but this is from the internet...
  5. dddoo7 New Member

    Ok. I don't know much about the 5.7. I might be looking at charts for a different 5.7 round. I will do some more reading-- thanks for the info!
  6. dddoo7 New Member

    yep-- I was looking at the 5.7 spitfire, not the 5.7x28. That makes more sense.
  7. dddoo7 New Member

    Can you build a 22L-1 already threaded for the FN? I think it is 10x1 threads. It cannot be threaded 1/2-28 because it will not allow the barrel to be removed, and I am not excited about using an adapter.
  8. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    I don't think it would be a problem, but it would be a special order. Give Shane a call at the shop number to discuss specifics

  9. dddoo7 New Member

    Ok. Thanks
  10. dddoo7 New Member

    I have ordered the 22-L1 and it should be at my dealer any day now. I am really looking forward to using it.

    I found the thread specs for the 5/8-24, but I didn't see any specs for the 1/2-28. I plan on having some of my guns threaded and wanted to give the specs to the smith to make sure that they are correct.
  11. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith

    For rimfire, 1/2-28 threads should be approx 0.40" long

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