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    Multiple moderators?

    Hi all

    currently using a 223 proofed wildcat on my 223 and about to get a 308. I was wondering rather than buy another moderator (as will only use one rifle at a time) should i sell the wildcat and buy a 308 proofed moderator to use on both rifles? Do you generally have a moderator per rifle?

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    I have individual Wildcat moderators for each rifle, never tried swapping them between rifles. Always assumed they were specifically designed for a specific calibres

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah8217bris View Post
    Hi all

    currently using a 223 proofed wildcat on my 223 and about to get a 308. I was wondering rather than buy another moderator (as will only use one rifle at a time) should i sell the wildcat and buy a 308 proofed moderator to use on both rifles? Do you generally have a moderator per rifle?
    In the early days I had a single T8 and then replaced it with a single AU-S5 for a 243 and a 260 Rem. Given I can only shoot one rifle at a time that was adequate. When I lent the 260 Rem, I had to get another moderator, so then I had two.

    One thing I have found recently is the length of the threaded section on each of my rifles is different which is a real pain. In time I will have each 1/2 inch x 20 UNF threaded section cut to the same length.

    NB: all the moderators I possess are in .30 cal.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Hi JCS

    Thats a very good point re threads. I am planning getting the same make model in 308 as my 223 so hopefully they wont be an issue!

    good to know that other people have/have had same logic as me behind sharing moderators

    Andrew

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    I have a .22 specific P8 for my .223 and a .30 cal for my .308. From what I've witnessed in the past a 30 cal moderator won't be as quiet on a .223 as a .22 specific one will.

    Edited to add: You can change the internals in a P8 to alter the calibre and/or thread.

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    Walshie is right , but I use an Ase ultra 30 cal mod on my 223, 243 and 308( as soon as it's been threaded ) not had any problems using the 30 cal mod on the 223 or 243 ,

    atb

    kjf

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    Cheers KJF, that is exactly what i was thinking of doing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah8217bris View Post
    Hi all

    currently using a 223 proofed wildcat on my 223 and about to get a 308. I was wondering rather than buy another moderator (as will only use one rifle at a time) should i sell the wildcat and buy a 308 proofed moderator to use on both rifles? Do you generally have a moderator per rifle?
    While you can put a 308 moderator on a 223 rifle, you'll find it won't 'moderate' the shot very much.
    I did a little test with a friend, putting my 308 moderator on a 243 rifle, and the resulting bang was painfully loud, to the point where we both concluded it was pointless to do.

    Be aware that if you have the same threat sizes for different moderators it is theoretically quite easy to make a mistake one day and put a small caliber moderator on a large caliber rifle. Not this becomes dangerous! Therefore I feel it make sense to either have different threat sizes on your different rifles and a dedicated moderator for each rifle, or at least colour code your moderators and rifles with a little bit of tape so it makes it more difficult to accidentally interchange them.
    • Do not be seduced by the marketing-men....

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    I have 30 cal mod on my 243 seems to be working fine lots of noise reduction. Just having the 270 threaded for the same mod. I see no problems
    Tusker

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    I had a .30 cal mod on my 22-250 and it was very loud, after a few months i asked bushwear if extra baffles would help and they put me in touch with the importers ( jacksons) and i was told i had the wrong cal mod I needed the 6.5 mm, which bushwear promply ordered and exchanged for me FOC, BIG difference, moderators are cal specific if you want the best sound suppression
    cheers
    Ray

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