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How many rounds can be fired continuously through a 5.56mm sound suppressor?

Unlike the video from a bit back, the suppressor in this case outlasts the 249’s barrel:

6 Responses to “How many rounds can be fired continuously through a 5.56mm sound suppressor?”

  1. Jon Barber Says:

    I know her!

  2. nk Says:

    The Silencerco people had a better loader, but Oleg has a cuter gunner.

  3. Lyle Says:

    Just watching the vid it’s not clear what they’re testing, the LMG or the suppressor. After the barrel change there was no suppressor attached, so why continue burning ammo if that was a suppressor test?

    It also was not entirely clear that the suppressor “outlasted” the barrel. It says that a barrel change was needed at 700 rounds; not that the barrel had failed.

    Apparently, the 249 gets pretty hot to the trigger hand.

  4. Sigivald Says:

    That poor, poor M249 did nothing to deserve that.

  5. Wayne Says:

    What a waste of of ammo, a barrel, and a suppressor.

  6. Tim Says:

    700 rounds. That’s about the same number it took before IV8888’s ‘full auto AK mag-dump’ vid experienced a malfunction.

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