The Mystic-X that I’m waiting on the ATF paperwork to come back on, is 8" long, 10.3 oz, and has an OD of 1 3/8"....There are reasons why my can-design for such guns is 8" long, 12 ozs, and has an OD of 1 3/4". The gun is still super handy, has no muzzleflash or blast, is reliable, accurate, and concealable (when disassembled)...
JMD - you still haven't answered the simple question.You say your .223 suppressor is as follows:
The Mystic-X that I’m waiting on the ATF paperwork to come back on, is 8" long, 10.3 oz, and has an OD of 1 3/8".
There are four factors in play here - length, weight, thickness and overall size (volume). So let's compare them...
Length - yours is the same length as this one.
Weight - yours is 16.5% heavier.
Thickness - yours is 27% larger in diameter.
Volume takes a second to figure, but not overly complicated. It’s (Pi x radius x radius x height)
Volume of your 8” x 1.75” unit = 76.97 cubic inches.
Volume of the Mystic-X at 8” x 1.375” = 47.52 cubic inches.
And 76.97 was a buttload bigger than 47.52 when I went to school. And percentage-wise, it’s a massive buttload bigger; 62%
Volume - yours is 62% bigger.
So in no dimension (length, width, weight, or volume) does yours do better, so that kind of answers everything except the “5-10X” cost aspect. I’m going to assume we’re talking about doing this legally; just building it yourself, so that means the $200 tax stamp cost is unavoidable no matter what else we do, or where else we reduce cost.
My total cost on the Mystic-X was $950, including both the $200 tax stamp and sales tax. One-fifth of that would be $190. One-tenth of that would be $95.
How do you make that math work?...