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The Buckmark is available in several configurations. You have a choice of either stainless steel tube on a nickel plated gun (Buckmark only), or blued/molycoted finish, and with suppressor tube lengthsof 6.1”, 6.6”, 7.1” (standard) and 7.7” to ,as measured from the front of the receiver.
The longer the tube, the greater the suppression. The 7.7” tubes have a SPL (Sound Pressure Level) of about 112 db with high velocity ammo. Each increment of shorter tube length adds about 2-3 db to the SPL. Thus if you want maximum quiet, the 7.7” tube would be best. If you want easiest to carry, yet still be comfortable to shoot without needing hearing protection, the 6.1” tube may be for you.
Bullet velocities on all guns are the same regardless of tube length, and are the highest in the industry, and of course, these guns will cycle all ammo flawlessly, including subsonic, so you can dial in your sound level/bullet velocities to match your requirements.
guns are designed for the serious shooter, who is concerned about
reliability and bullet velocity. This gun, like all of our .22 pistols,
allows the suppressor tube to be removed from the gun to let you clean
the expansion chamber surrounding the barrel. (A .22 is very dirty, and
after a few thousand rounds, if you can't scrape the crud out the
chamber, it will clog, and the gun starts getting loud).
The Browning is a very nice firearm to suppress, and is a perfect companion to the hiker or woodsman . It is a high quality firearm, and with it’s action that is open on both sides, it requires less frequent cleaning than the Ruger, as blowback crud can more easily escape. The ease of barrel changes means that you have the option of merely buying a suppressed barrel for your Browning, and changing suppressed/unsuppressed barrels as you see fit.