Aimsport Sweden AB 5 FAQ – Frequently asked questions

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to the most common questions regarding silencers. If you cannot find an answer to your question, contact your store or us.

General questions about silencers

Maintenance, how do I clean my Triton silencers?

The Triton silencers are all designed to be as maintenance-free as possible. There are, however, a few things that are important to remember:

Burning powder leaves residues, among those water that reacts and creates ammonium. Therefore – always remove the silencer after being in the field and keep it warm and dry so any humidity dries out. Also unscrew the front part just to make sure the silencer threads are greased with thread paste so it does not get stuck. After this – ensure that the threads and the shoulder surface behind the threads on the rifle are clean and when this is done put on some thread paste.

Never use thread paste that contains metal. (Copper paste etc) Cleaning as outlined above is all what is required.

How do I know which thread to cut on my barrel?

Measure the diameter of the barrel where the thread is to be cut. Remember that the diameter normally increases backwards – good to know if you are planning on cutting the barrel before making the thread.
A rule of thumb is that there shall be an edge (shoulder) of 1.0mm at the end of the thread. This acts as a stop and it is also this edge that aligns the silencer with the barrel. Consult your gunsmith – he will know which thread to recommend on your rifle!

Some examples:

A barrel with the diameter of 16mm is normally threaded M14x1 (by far the most common thread)
A barrel with the diameter of 17mm is normally threaded M15x1 (for example Blaser rifles)
A sporter/varmint barrel with a diameter of approx. 22mm normally is threaded with M18x1 but if you want to use the same silencer on other rifles M15x1 is a good alternative.

What kind of threads exists?

Metric threads with the rise of 1 mm/round are the most common.
Some time ago a 1.5mm rise was commonly used but the thread with the 1.0mm rise increase the contact surface as well as does not cut so deep as the 1.5mm.

Imperial threads
UNF (fine) correspond to the metric 1.5mm rise (1.27mm)
UNEF (Extra Fine) correspond to the metric 1mm rise (0.907mm)
Rifles with thin barrels can use 13×1 or ½x28 UNEF

The length of the thread is normally 15mm and shall be equipped with a groove closest to the edge (shoulder).
The thread shall also be beveled at the front so that the entry of the thread is protected.

How much can I cut the barrel?

Cartridges such as .308Win, 8×57, 9.3X57 (also 9.3×62), 45-70, 30-06 can be cut, but a certain reduction in velocity must be expected.

There are of course other calibers that accept shorter barrels without losing too much speed, but the basic rule is to never cut the barrel on a Magnum caliber and/or if the requirement is the highest possible speed!

According to Swedish law, pipes shorter than 45cm are not allowed. It can be smart to cut to 47cm because then there is margin to make a new 15mm long thread if the original thread is damaged.

How is bullet speed affected by silencers?

With a silencer, the speed of the bullet usually increases slightly.

Does the hit pattern change with silencers?

Yes, it’s rare that you get exactly the same shot with and without a silencer. In a “perfect” world with silencers, the impact image is moved downwards but also becomes more collected, thus better precision. The explanation lies in the fact that the silencer reduces the impact (recoil) and that the barrel’s vibrations are reduced by the extra weight (the silencer) placed at the front of the barrel. Smaller spread = lower hit point, and lower amplitude of the barrel’s vibrations = more concentrated hit pattern.

The effect with silencers and collective hit pattern is most obvious with light weapons and/or on weapons with thin barrels.

Other things that affect the precision are the centering of the barrel thread and tolerance deviations in the silencer. All small deviations of course affect the hitting pattern, therefore it is not unusual that there can also be a lateral change in the hitting pattern.

By far the most common experience in connection with inserting a silencer is a more relaxed shooting and that the hit pattern becomes more concentrated!

How is noise reduction measured?

The normal standard used when measuring impulse noise is called MIL-STD-1474D.
The measurement is done with the microphone placed 160cm above ground and at a distance of 1.0m at a 90 degree angle from the barrel muzzle. A .308Win without a silencer is normally measured at 168dB (Peak SPL). A silencer is only reducing the noise from the exploding gases by reducing the pressure sequentially through expansion in a number of chambers.

A bullet in supersonic speed creates a supersonic “bang” at approx. 140dB on 1 meter distance throughout the whole trajectory. This supersonic “bang” cannot be reduced!

The working environmental law limits stated by the EU has a peak noise level of impulse noise of 137dB which is not supposed to create permanent hearing damage. Measurement shall be done at the shooters left ear for a right hand shooter.

Example of how you can re-calculate to MIL-STD-1474D when measuring at the shooters left ear:

The noise level is approx. 8dB lower at the shooters ear when firing thanks to the shooter being behind the rifle. For a .308Win this means 160dB non-reduced at ear (168dB – 8dB) and if we reduce the noise on that .308Win with a TRITON No.5 we will measure 130dB at the ear. This gives us a noise reduction of approx. 30dB (168dB – 8dB – 130dB

Questions about our silencers

What is the the difference between Triton Number and Triton II silencers?

As a short summary, Triton Numbers are more efficient, shorter, lighter and even more durable compared to previous Triton-series.

1. Triton Numbers and Triton II rear and front parts are NOT compatible.
2. Threads and barrel diameter!
Standard: Threads from 1/2″ up to M15x1 for barrels with diameter up to Max 19,5mm.
Varmint: Threads above M15x1 up to M18x1 are for barrels with diameter over 19,5mm and up to Max 23mm.
2. Triton Numbers has an integrated “Blast Chamber” in Stainless steel.
3. Triton 4, 5 and 6 has an improved “First Round Pop” reduction system.

Can I use I Triton on a semi-automatic rifle?

Yes, but it requires that your rifle can adjust the re-loading gas pressure.

All semi-autos can be “re-built” to work with silencers but it is important to remember that the warranty of the rifle can be void if the rifle has been manipulated or that components have been used in the weapon which are not approved by the manufacturer!

Can a Triton be used on stainless steel barrels?

Yes, the thread in the TRITON is made of stainless steel and can be used on stainless steel barrels, but there are some important notes to pay attention to!
If you want to attach the TRITON to a stainless steel barrel and you sense a resistance when screwing it – STOP immediately!
Never force two stainless steel threads together as the metal will “weld them together” and cannot after this be separated.

If you sense this resistance – ask your gunsmith to “clean” the thread that does not fulfill the 6h/6H standard.

Customer service

How long of a warranty do you have on your silencers?

We offer a 5 year warranty on the Triton silencers and a 2 year warranty on the Rimfire II

I want to buy a silencer, where can I buy?

We only sell our silencers through our dealers and distributors. Please visit our pages for
if you want to know more about where you can buy our mufflers.

I have a problem with my silencer, what should I do?

If you have any problems with your Triton silencer, please contact the dealer that sold you the muffler.

Other questions

I’m an influencer and I’m looking for collaboration partners, can I collaborate with you?

Email us at and tell us more about yourself, your plans and why you think a collaboration together would be beneficial for both parties.
If it feels like an interesting project, then the normal time is that we want to follow an influencer over a certain period of time before we start a collaboration.