I've got a Wildcat Predator sound moderator that I occasionally use on my 7mm08, i say occasionally because I hate stalking with a mod. The main reason being that it completely throws out the handling and adds, to my mind, un-nessesary weight.
Now, a mate of mine is a very good engineer fabricator, own workshop etc etc. So I'm wondering, can I / we modify the Wildcat? Forget the proof house and copy right non-sense for the time being. Is there a) any reason why the baffles cannot be changed for alloy items? b) what are the implications of removing the barrel over sleeve section and either replacing with alloy or doing away with it all together, i.e what function does it serve or could it function with out it. Basically I'm looking to thoroughly lighten the moderator so I can maybe use it more, without having to resort to buying an expensive lightweight replacement, which I won't be doing anyway for the amount I actually use it, but you know what I mean.
Any input is gratefully received !