maybe this is the year for a suppressor

Discussion in 'Suppressors' started by Snowbird, Oct 30, 2019.


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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    I've started to get a bit more serious about a hunting suppressor and think i want the TB ultra7. what i'm unsure of is if i want a direct thread or CB model. does the CB model increase the sound when compared to one without a brake? i'm assuming the CB mount will make it slightly longer than direct thread as well.

    is a trust worth the extra wait time if i don't plan to share the suppressor? i do have a younger son and am thinking this would be the only reason for one but still crossing my fingers that suppressors may not be so restricted one day.

    also, i work with explosives and get a background check done regularly with the ATF. will this speed up the process any or not even be in the equation?
     
  2. milo-2

    milo-2 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure on the blasting lic helping here. But the direct thread tbac ultra just has the same brake glued, rockseted, or loctited in the can, so basically the same.
    A trust does make things easier to pass things along to others, but if the suppressor is willed to your son, there is just some paperwork to transfer it to him, if there is a fee, it is small.
     
  3. Johnslam

    Johnslam Well-Known Member

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    I asked the same question about direct thread vs. muzzle device. What I liked was that with a lockable muzzle break/ flash hider was that the can is “locked” onto the barrel. Whereas the direct thread could unscrew a little bit; which could result in baffle strikes or change of poi.

    I think direct thread is slightly quieter.
     
  4. ka30270

    ka30270 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Dead Air Sandman-L which is a QD mount and I like it a lot however, I think if I were to do it over I would go direct thread. Most rifles now are being produced with a threaded barrel and $90 for a QD adds up for me. You wind up with a "brake" on rifles that you wouldn't normally put one on and that just makes them loud. The direct fit you can swap over no problem and a quick tightness check occasionally while shooting is all you need. Some say that direct thread is more accurate but I think that has more to do with the attachment. I haven't experienced any issues with direct thread working loose any more than a thread protector, I have seen a guy shoot his QD suppressor about 50 yards down range because he forgot to tighten it......
     
  5. WanderingGoatie

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    If this is the year you buy one, technically next year will be your year for a suppressor

    I bought my second suppressor in February, I’m hoping to get it early January. Hoping
     
  6. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    that is what i was curious about. the extra sound is not wanted and right now i'm expecting to put this on a lite rifle that doesn't have much kick. the 6.5cm is one i've wanted in a lite weight short bbl since i already have a couple heavier 6.5's that shoot great with factory ammo. if i don't use it there then i may thread my tikka 270wsm. i don't think i want to take any off the bbl there due to more significant fps loss.
     
  7. Snowbird

    Snowbird Well-Known Member

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    yes, i am just trying to plan ahead. my rifle hunts are finished so i'm referring to the coming season.

    it looks like the more expedient way currently is to efile the f4 an hope for a <200 day wait time. does it help to pay cash in store or will i have to use check and wait for that to clear?
     
  8. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    The Ultra 7 is no louder with the CB mount than if direct threaded. TBAC has videos showing decibel level and also very little POI shift when screwing the suppressor on and off.
     
  9. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Some form 4 individuals are coming back in 90 days.

    I was in the same boat but got a smoking deal on a QD titanium. I’ll buy the brakes.
     
  12. Johnslam

    Johnslam Well-Known Member

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    You don’t have to have a break. You can opt for a flash hider.
     
  13. Buster Hemlock

    Buster Hemlock Well-Known Member

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    I run pretty much all my rifles suppressed with the exception of a classic wood stocked 340 weatherby that I dare not have threaded as it's just too good to mess with. Typically the braked ones on metering tests are quieter than direct threads by a db or two but to the shooter you won't be able to notice a difference. Advantages to a braked one is ease of swapping it around and with some of the moments a locking mechanism that ensures it won't back off, I've had direct threads work loose. The brake also acts as a blast baffle and reduces erosion to the first baffle within the suppressor. As far as trust or individual, trusts are running longer but they do allow the ability to share the suppressor with friends and family. If you want it quick I have known guys to file them as individuals to get it fast and then later paying another $200 to transfer it to their trust. Not the most economical but it can be a way to get them faster and then be able to share it down the road. I have a buddy running a TBAC ultra 7 on his 6.5 and 308 and it sounds good and is light. Here is a link to a large suppressor metering test that includes the TBAC ultra 7.
    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/06/15/massive-metering-day/