one of the older versions of the Savage O/U, the kind where the barrels were soldered together. I seem to remember that they were thick enough for such. Need at LEAST a 1/2" OD barrel, tho, or the threaded joint will be much too weak for a shtf rifle. Rifle muzzles have a bad tendency to get knocked on things. So the 5/16" x40 TPI thread is a poor idea. That WILL suffice to mount a can on a 3/8" OD barrel. I've used such a method to mount cans on dozens of Jennings .22's.
gun and can, stupid. So if I used a $200 gun,instead of a $50 gun, that was just throwing away $150, times the 40 Jenning's that I silenced. Now maybe a dumbass like you would do such a thing, but I wouldn't.. I made and mounted those 40 cans in 4 days.
ALL noisy shots are a BAD idea, for shtf, or even for normal hunting. They scare off the OTHER game, attract unwanted attention. With a can and subsonic loads, a MISS often doesn't scare off the animal or bird that you shot at, dummy. THAT'S why you want a can on ANY hunting arm, dummy.
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