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The Obnoxious .223 Remington Taming the Noise
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The Obnoxious .223 Remington

If the designers at Remington Arms Company had set out nearly sixty years ago to make a little .22 caliber centerfire rifle cartridge that was as obnoxiously and scientifically loud as possible, they could not have done a better job than to create the .223 Remington.

Historically, the 5.56mm NATO is the result of the militarization of the commercial .223 Rem. Yes, there are minute differences, but both are ridiculously, even violently loud. Especially considering they launch relatively small, light projectiles.

When the .223 cartridge was released, the most common barrel lengths for rifles chambering it were between 16-20 inches. Now, in our modern world, we have shooters firing the .223 Rem. from guns with 14-inch, 11-inch, even 7.5-inch barrels. The already obnoxious round is even more so if that’s possible.

Taming the Noise

Given that the .223 is stupid loud and has a brutal effect on the human ear, any firearm chambered in the cartridge should be equipped with some type of muzzle devices that directs the violently expanding gas away from, not only the shooter but the friendly personnel on the left and right. Bare-muzzle black rifles, such as those mandated in slave states, should be considered crimes against humanity.

Thanks to good old American ingenuity, there are dozens of practical and useful muzzle device options available. The American shooter can easily tame and dampen the perceived noise of the .223. Essentially, a good muzzle device does not technically make the gun quieter, but it directs the expanding gas away from the shooter’s ears and face. Therefore, the perceived noise is lessened.

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As a quick side note; competition muzzle brakes that vent the cartridge gas to the sides and back of the gun fall into the crimes against humanity category. Shooting a “Comp Brake” next to another person and forcing the noise and gas into their face is grounds for a vicious kick to the balls.

Silencers, Suppressors, Gun Mufflers

Naturally, the most practical solution is an invention that is over 100 years old. Mount a genuine firearm silencer onto that obnoxiously loud .223 Remington gun. Yes, the original patent application granted to Hiram P. Maxim (son of the machine-gun inventor) in 1909 was for a “Silent Firearm”. So, “silent” was used in the first ever patent, therefore “silencer” is valid terminology. I won’t explain it again.

Whether you call these cans silencers, suppressors, gun mufflers, or sound moderators. They all serve the same purpose, and the majority of Americans can own them perfectly legally. If you are unsure about your status as a citizen or tax-slave, go to SilencerShop and check.

There are dedicated .223 caliber silencers or cans available from numerous makers. The borehole is ever so slightly larger than a .22 caliber bullet. If you plan to purchase a single can and put it on a dedicated rifle in .223 Remington, a .223 or 5.56 suppressor should work just fine for you.

However, if you plan to use your silencer on more than one rifle, depending on your mission or desire, you might want to purchase a .30 caliber gun muffler. Yes, a.30 caliber can be larger and a bit more heavy than a “.223 Only”, but it will be infinitely more useful.

With a .30 caliber silencer you can muffle .223/5.56mm, 6.8 SPC II, .300 Blackout, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Winchester, and all the .260, .270, .280 and 7mm cartridges. That is a lot of quiet from one sound moderator.


Ultimately, the choice is yours. The hardware and technology are available to quiet the rude and obnoxious .223 Remington. Whether or not you take advantage of that fact is up to you. Trust me, your ears will appreciate the difference, as will the shooters on the left and right.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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