Thinking about getting a suppressor

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  1. WUSSCVR

    WUSSCVR

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    I have been drooling over suppressors for some time now and have pretty much decided to take the plunge. I currently have two .22s that I would want to use a suppressor on, an M&P 15-22 and a Walther P22. Do I need a tax stamp for both guns or is the stamp simply for the suppressor itself? Also I am building a 5.56 AR-15 that I would eventually want to suppress, can one suppressor do the job for all three firearms or do I need one suppressor in .22 and one in 5.56? Thanks
     
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    You need a stamp only for the suppressor. The standard thread pattern for .22LR is 1/2-28 (actually same as .223/556 standard).

    You do not want to use a .22LR silencer on a .223. It might survive a few rounds, but you'll destroy it very quickly. You can use a .223 suppressor for .22LR, but it'll obviously be a lot larger and heavier than a .22LR can.

    I recommend getting a dedicated .22LR can - shooting suppressed .22LR is very fun, and then getting a 223/556 can later.

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  3. WUSSCVR

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    Thanks, took your advise and bought a YHM Mite today.