This information is important for your safety and may affect your legal rights and responsibilities. Failure to read and follow instructions and warnings in this document may result in serious injury to yourself or others, damage to your gun and silencer, or damage to other objects in the vicinity.
A-TEC accepts no liability for damage, injury or any legal responsibility incurred directly or indirectly from the use of this product. The user shall always observe safe and lawful practises including, but not limited to, those set forth in this document.
This document and all other documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of A-TEC. By using our products, you hereby accept that you have read this disclaimer and warning carefully and that you understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions herein. You agree that you are solely responsible for your own conduct while using this product, and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use this product only for purposes that are proper and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and all terms, precautions, practises, policies and guidelines A-TEC has made and may make available.
The initial fitting of A-TEC silencers should always be carried out by an experienced and competent gunsmith – even if the rifle already has a factory-made muzzle thread. The threads and shoulder must have a smooth surface and must engage with the silencer so that it can be screwed on freely, but without too much noticeable slack before it is screwed tight to the shoulder.
A-TEC silencers are designed with little clearance between the projectile and the inner diameter, in order to achieve the best possible silencing efficiency. Precise threading of the barrel muzzle is therefore important. The centreline of the silencer must be completely concentric with the barrel axis. The initial fitting of the silencer must be carried out and checked by a qualified and competent gunsmith, to ensure the necessary precision. Damage caused by imprecise fitting of the silencer is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
Make sure that you use a silencer designed for your caliber and if you are using magnum caliber, make sure that the silencer is designed and approved for that. Find your silencer on our website and if it is magnum approved it will be stated. If you are in doubt, send us an e-mail and ask. Reloaded cartridges should be used with caution – and must not be loaded “hotter” than standard cartridges. A reloaded and weakened cartridge may fail and that can cause damage to your gun and silencer, or damage to other objects in the vicinity.
Make sure the silencer is tightly attached to the barrel before use. Always inspect the silencer for damages, and that threads and the shoulder are properly cleaned and smooth. When you are finished shooting, detach the silencer and allow it to cool down before you put it in the rifle bag or similar cover. Never shoot your silencer too hot. Different silencers can handle different amounts of shot in a string before the construction is in danger. As a general precaution rule we urge you to shoot no more than 5 rounds in a string before the silencer is cooled down.
Maintenance is important for safety reasons:
Failure to follow maintenance instructions may lead to corrosion that will damage the barrel permanently and weaken components inside the silencer. This may lead to failure and compromises the safety!
Condensation forms inside the silencer during shooting, and this condensation contains ammonia, amongst other compounds. We recommend that the silencer is removed immediately after use, and always before the rifle is packed up for transport. NEVER store the rifle with the silencer attached.
After use, store the silencer in a warm and dry place where air can flow freely through it to allow any condensation to evaporate. Spray a little light oil into the silencer when it is dry. Keep the silencer and rifle threads clean and lightly oiled or greased.