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I have a spare 1/2x28 specwar flash hider and I was wondering if it would be ok to run some 17hmr through the specwar since the 17 uses jacketed projectiles? I have a spectre II that will probably be what I primarily run on it but I'd like to see how much quieter the specwar is and if it's a significant difference maybe use it for hunting gophers once in awhile instead of the spectre. It's my understanding that rimfire ammo is quite a bit dirtier than centerfire but from what I've read it seems that I could "clean out" the specwar by simply running some 308 through it afterwards?
Any advice on this would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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Jacketed ammo, shouldn't cause you any issues. I run 5.7 through my Octane and TBAC 30P-1 with no problems. Worst case scenario is you have to do the "dip" with your SpecWar down the road.
 

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17 HMR will be fine through the Specwar. I'm curious as to the results since I shoot a lot of 17HMR for Jack Rabbits down here. My guess is that you won't see much of a difference especially down range.
 

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Thanks guys, I'll let ya know how it goes, although it'd probably have to be a pretty substantial difference to justify the extra 18oz of suppressor hanging off the barrel.
 
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