Suppressor choice: most bang for your buck :)

tokatee

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I have the Silencer Omega 30 cal. I have messed it up trying to load my own sub sonics . Sent in to get fixed, they repaired it at no cost, could not believe it. Best customer service you can ask for. Plus their brake/ adapter system let's me move it to my 223 22lr. 243 etc. very quickly, the finned end cap also gives you a cooler place to grab without an expensive cover when moving from one gun to another.
 

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Also, really research the ways to put it into a trust....and have someone who you would want to have it in case you have a life ending event....some trusts make it a simple process to add or delete trustees, others make it a real process......At least to me, it was real important that the ownership and freedom of owning one be passed on.....rsbhunter
 

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The Gunwerks suppressors are priced pretty reasonably and made for precision and long range work. 6IX if your primary focus is hunting. 8IGHT if you're looking more for range work and maximum sound suppression.
 
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Try using silencer central out of sioux falls. We have used them for 5 cans. 22 up to the 50 bmg. The 50 sounds like a 223. Amazing if you have ever touched of one of those bad boys. They make it super easy. The banish 30 works great for 30 and under. My wife's 6.5 prc is just a big whoosh. Hear the impact on the target backstop. Real cool. She shoots it out to 1 mile. Give them a call.
 

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A SiCo Omega may not be the cheapest but, I and friends that own one generally prefer it over everything else they own or have used.
 

squeeeeze

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I think most has already been covered here but I’ll add/reiterate.

Best bang for the buck will be a form 1 stainless can 9”+ (heavy, yet effective), but you have do determine what your goals are and what is important. Cost, weight, length, DB reduction, mounting system, form 1/form 4, manufacturer and their longevity.

I think of it like taxidermy. Do you want to spend a lot of money, wait a year or more and get something you’re not real happy with for the rest of your life or do you want to spend a couple hundred extra and have something you’ll be thrilled with for the lest of your life?

With a few manufacturers going out of business and issues they’ve had I’d consider someone that‘s been around for a long time. There are a few that come to mind that aren’t around anymore to take care of cracked, defective, or damaged cans and people are S.O.L.. The new Thunderbeast Gen 2 cans are even lighter then their Gen 1’s and suppress even better with a great long lasting name that will be here for years to come. Just had an Ultra 9 Gen 1 approved right before they came out with their Gen 2’s, bummer but is what it is.

For my maximum suppression I just pulled the trigger on a TB 338 Ultra (probably have a Gen 2 before it’s approved but got a great price) and for light weight hunting also got a TB Dominus. The Ultra 7 Gen 2 would be a great compromise for weight, length, and suppression. I have a few cans, all have different purposes.

Buy once, cry once.
 
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CMP70306

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Since no one had yet mentioned it I will throw in the Dead Air Nomad series. I have a SilencerCo Hybrid, along with a Nomad and a Nomad-L, the L is by far the quietest with the Nomad and Hybrid being similar with an edge to the Nomad.

An additional benefit these cans have is the ability to change mounts, I regularly switch mine from 5/8”-24 to 1/2”-28 to the KeyMo or ASR mounting systems.
 

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I am hard on equipment so i bought a Saker 7.62 and run it on all my guns .30 cal and below. So far it has been pretty indestructible and I wish I had two.

I chose this based on ability to run on short barrels and up to 300RUM.
 
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Sid Post

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I think most has already been covered here but I’ll add/reiterate.

Best bang for the buck will be a form 1 stainless can 9”+ (heavy, yet effective), but you have do determine what your goals are and what is important. Cost, weight, length, DB reduction, mounting system, form 1/form 4, manufacturer and their longevity.

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Best "Bang for Buck" isn't the same thing as the CHEAPEST.

I don't want a 3lb or 4lb 'anchor' on the end of my rifle. In terms of effectiveness, most home-built cans aren't 50% as effective as a modern factory option. While Inconel and other exotic metals aren't generally needed with a bolt action rifle, they have value you won't get with a homespun baffle.
 

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If you havent purchased yet, you might look at Rugged Suppressors. They make some fantastic 7.62 cans. Their mount is as solid as anything offered. Their cans are also modular which nice if you plan to use on a smaller caliber. Capital Armory is a great place if you need a vendor.
 
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i’m probably gonna be dropping all the paperwork again for one of these.

i don’t buy in to the QD and fancy mounting options.

all mine are direct thread and gonna stay that way
 

KSB209

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Just curious since I live in CA and will probably never have the opportunity to own a suppressor.....how much do these things cost with all the extra taxes?? I mean maybe a “friend” of mine in a place like TX could buy one and I could try it next time I’m out there
 

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