Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Blast errosion on Moderator baffles

  1. #1

    Blast errosion on Moderator baffles

    Checked the stainless blast plate in my P8 today and found this:-




    I wonder how it would look if it was alloy instead of stainless. The moderator is used on a 25-06 and 6.5x55.

  2. #2
    How many shots did it take to get it like that.

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    How many shots did it take to get it like that.
    I have put around 400 rounds of 25-06 and about 110 of 6.5x55 through it so about 500 rounds in all.

  4. #4
    you wont see that on a T4/T8

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    you wont see that on a T4/T8
    Is that cos you can't strip them to have a look?
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

  6. #6
    And? how many db's is it louder?
    What was the bore diameter initially and how much is it now?
    All I see is a crusted up baffle.
    edi

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by ejg View Post
    And? how many db's is it louder?
    What was the bore diameter initially and how much is it now?
    All I see is a crusted up baffle.
    edi
    Ahhh OK let's consider this logically. The blast shield in question is made of a stainless steel. Not alloy and that's not crud of crusting but pitting.


    The latest photo and then one taken just after getting the moderator new:-


    That was after the first trials with it fitted. Sorry was having to borrow another camer with no macro but you can make out that the top of the blast shield is smooth and not pitted. Those of you familar with the Wildcat P8 may have noticed that the baffles are for the .243 so in theory it should be quieter than if it was a 6.5mm one.

    I suppose it's not going to be a major problem as the P8 is modular so a replacement can be puchased easily enough.

    As to if it has alter it's sound reducing performance without access to a noise meter and the knowledge to use it properly there is no way I can tell. My concern was that this has happened to a stainless blast shield so what would it look like if it was just alloy? Of course to a lot of stalkers 500 rounds is several years use.

Similar Threads

  1. T8 moderator, annoying "tinkle" / Moderator care?
    By martinrs in forum Cleaning, Gunsmithing and Equipment Care
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 14-02-2016, 21:39
  2. T 8 Moderator barrel screw fitting to rear of moderator
    By philip in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-02-2013, 19:59
  3. Blast from the past
    By finnbear270 in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 11:16
  4. Work dam blow blast
    By Dickie in forum Deer Stalking General
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-04-2008, 15:21
  5. Moderator
    By Pom in forum Equipment & Accessories
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 26-09-2007, 19:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •