Questions on can for .22/5.7

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  1. willpgn

    willpgn Well-Known Member Life Member

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    I’ve seen a few .22 cans that are also rated for 5.7...since I have a few 5.7 options (PS90 and CMMG), I’m looking for a can that can handle it. I would also like a can that is not direct thread, which it seems all .22 cans are...from what I can tell. Couple of questions that came up as I’ve been looking that I hope someone can set me straight on.

    5.7 is obviously bigger in diameter than .22LR...how big is the i.d. of most .22 cans?
    I assume bigger than 5.7 since some are rated for it?
    To get something that is not direct thread, I’ll have to look at a centerfire can, I assume?
    5.56 is obviously smaller than 5.7 as well so will a 5.56 can work (what are their standard i.d.)?
    Does all of this just leave me shooting 5.7 through a .308 can the only choice if I want to go muzzle device/can?

    Thanks!
     
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    You’ll be MUUUUUCCCHHHH happier with a K-sized rifle can than a rimfire can rated for 5.7x28.

    I have a Form 1 can on my AR57 and have used my Omega 300 on my PS90 most of the time. I bought a Turbo K last year to dedicate to the PS90. It was approved 3/26 but no stamp, yet.

    Even most 9mm cans sound better than rimfire cans on 5.7 hosts.

    PS90 looks way better with a fatter can.

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    ...and FWIW, I opted for direct thread.
     
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    Also, diameter on the two rounds is basically identical.
     
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    Thanks @BigWaylon
    I was looking a little more and it seems every thing I’ve seen mirrors your comments about staying away from a rim fire can for 5.7. I’ve got a Rugged Surge 7.62 on the way...waiting for stamp any day now...and I can configure it it the long or short version. I can also put a 5.56 cap on it, though I’ll be worried I’ll forget about that when shooting 300 or 7.62! I’ll just wait and try the Surge before going with a dedicated 5.56 can.

    Any other info or ideas are welcome! I’m newer to the suppressor stuff and kick myself daily for not getting into it a decade ago when my old neighbor did the SBR/suppressor thing back in the day. Thanks!
     
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    The couple of guys I know running Turbo Ks on their P90/PS90 hosts rave about its performance.

    And you can buy one for less than many of the top rimfire cans.
     
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    Thanks! I’ll check those out as well!
     
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    Short 5.56 k cans seem to be the way to go. If you do end up with a direct thread of some sort, Gemtech makes a 4-lug QD adapter for those. Turbo K with the Kurtz kit would be my preference for cost/weight/options but I've never tried one. Still waiting on my stamp for it.