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Old 12-22-2020, 11:10 AM   #1
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Seeing the post about suggestions for a can got me to thinking about one again and I have a few questions about suppressors...does a can make the gun perform better? Do most folks get one simply for the sound dampening or because the performance is that much better. I donít mean to come across as a smart arse at all, I truly would like to know the benefits. I have buddies with them, some with multiple cans in fact, and they say itís all about the sound. For a grand or better Iím not sure itís with it.

Are they worth the trouble of getting the stamp, having to wait a year, getting rifles threaded that arenít already threaded? I have multiple calibers that Iíd like to suppress so do you get multiple or just get one and switch it around? That scenario seems like a lot of work to me and now your several grand deep.

Iím not questioning why people have them by any means. I have gone back and for on getting one and I have had a hard time convincing myself they are worth the money and trouble. I still want one but just canít make myself pull the trigger on one.

This one will probably get me blasted here but does anyone worry about having the stamp with your name out there if the new party actually does make it in office next month? I know thatís conspiracy theory at its best but I had to ask it.

Iím think ready to be chastised from the masses now. Again, no judgment or smart aleck intentions just want to know from some folks on the GS that have valuable input. I have read many of yíallís post and know there is a wealth of knowledge on here and Iím hoping to hear from some of you.

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Old 12-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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Seeing the post about suggestions for a can got me to thinking about one again and I have a few questions about suppressors...does a can make the gun perform better? Do most folks get one simply for the sound dampening or because the performance is that much better. I donít mean to come across as a smart arse at all, I truly would like to know the benefits. I have buddies with them, some with multiple cans in fact, and they say itís all about the sound. For a grand or better Iím not sure itís with it.

Are they worth the trouble of getting the stamp, having to wait a year, getting rifles threaded that arenít already threaded? I have multiple calibers that Iíd like to suppress so do you get multiple or just get one and switch it around? That scenario seems like a lot of work to me and now your several grand deep.

Iím not questioning why people have them by any means. I have gone back and for on getting one and I have had a hard time convincing myself they are worth the money and trouble. I still want one but just canít make myself pull the trigger on one.

This one will probably get me blasted here but does anyone worry about having the stamp with your name out there if the new party actually does make it in office next month? I know thatís conspiracy theory at its best but I had to ask it.

Iím think ready to be chastised from the masses now. Again, no judgment or smart aleck intentions just want to know from some folks on the GS that have valuable input. I have read many of yíallís post and know there is a wealth of knowledge on here and Iím hoping to hear from some of you.

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admittedly, i am waiting on my first. however, i have shot a few. my concerns are mainly noise related. hearing studies have shown time and again just wearing ear plugs doesn't fully protect us. i want to protect my hearing but also the hearing of my children.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:17 AM   #3
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Recoil reduction was a surprise. Ive shot other suppressed guns but never spent much time with one. Some do change point of impact. Most of my guns are on the heavy side and i have noticed no POI change with any of them. I wont shoot without one now or dont want to. The only bad part is the wait and added length. Get one you will wonder why you waited.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:19 AM   #4
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It’s all about being hearing safe for me. I was dumb growing up and never wore ear pro hunting. I can’t even remember them these days. Nor do I want to wear them. So I run suppressors.

Much better for varmint hunting. Shooting with others. Shooting with and around children.
My 5 year old is kinda scared of loud guns still. So the suppressor is nice.

As far as the ATF knowing what I have? They know what I have haha. I’ll leave it at that. I wouldn’t worry.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:20 AM   #5
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I wish I had one for ever gun I own. I've got one now and plan to buy another before the first of the year.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:25 AM   #6
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Itís all about being hearing safe for me. I was dumb growing up and never wore ear pro hunting. I canít even remember them these days. Nor do I want to wear them. So I run suppressors.

Much better for varmint hunting. Shooting with others. Shooting with and around children.
My 5 year old is kinda scared of loud guns still. So the suppressor is nice.

As far as the ATF knowing what I have? They know what I have haha. Iíll leave it at that. I wouldnít worry.
You recommend the nomad in another thread, how do they compare to the thunder chicken?
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:32 AM   #7
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Itís all about being hearing safe for me. I was dumb growing up and never wore ear pro hunting. I canít even remember them these days. Nor do I want to wear them. So I run suppressors.

Much better for varmint hunting. Shooting with others. Shooting with and around children.
My 5 year old is kinda scared of loud guns still. So the suppressor is nice.

As far as the ATF knowing what I have? They know what I have haha. Iíll leave it at that. I wouldnít worry.
My 5yr old is scared of loud noises too...this thread is making me consider buying a suppressor too so he can enjoy learning to shoot with me. If getting a suppressor means more time w/my son, it'll be worth every penny.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:50 AM   #8
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My ruined hearing and constant tinnitus says yes, they are worth it
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:10 PM   #9
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they are just silly. Silly meaning freakin AWESOME. buy 2 at least for your first run.
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:11 PM   #10
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ok, i'll pitch in my 2c.
will the gun shoot better? maybe! ive seen especially on light guns where the added weight makes it more repeatable, but it does change the way the gun recoils so there is a poi shift.

benefits: to me from a hunting standpoint, i like to be able to hear the smack of the bullet hit the animal, it's a validation of a solid hit. the deep thump vs one that ran off as I hit him in the jaw sounded like when you rattle horns... i like that allot. that + no ringing in the ear or having to wear ear pro is totally worth it in my book.

drawback, shooting long range strings of fire , the can emphasizes mirage from heat. need for a suppressor sock , or just use a muzzle break. as a matter of fact , i had a little 700 yards competition with a friend shooting my 260 suppressed rpr , vs his 6mm creed with brake , and i won two first round close to the bull competition, but shooting the 5 round strings my titanium can was showing mirage and my groups opened up. shooting slow not a problem. timed events may be a problem.

also con is added length ... get a little cumbersome in the box blind , but you learn to manage.

also con , if shooting semi guns , internals get dirty quicker, true on my DI as well as piston guns..

conclusion, i don't regret mine and totally would rather hunt with than without. i'd even go as far as say you can shoot more and still be comfortable , just from a concussion stand point. shooting 30-06 20 times unsuppressed gives me a headache .. with a can i can shoot all day.

in competition , i shoot better with than without for same reason above even though the added handicaps also listed above ...

again , just my 2c. everyone is different.
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:18 PM   #11
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You recommend the nomad in another thread, how do they compare to the thunder chicken?
Youíve got to understand that the more volume a can has the better it will suppress. You can also change suppression with the baffle designs, but for the most part theyíre already pushing the limits. The way to add more suppression is by adding more volume, which the Thunder Chicken has considerably more of than the Nomad. Itís also 2Ē longer, which is how it adds volume since theyíre both the same diameter.

The Nomad L is the longer version of the Nomad, and almost identical in dimensional specs to the Thunder Chicken. Itís also a decent bit quieter. Not a ton, but when shooting them side by side it is noticeable.
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:30 PM   #12
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Youíve got to understand that the more volume a can has the better it will suppress. You can also change suppression with the baffle designs, but for the most part theyíre already pushing the limits. The way to add more suppression is by adding more volume, which the Thunder Chicken has considerably more of than the Nomad. Itís also 2Ē longer, which is how it adds volume since theyíre both the same diameter.

The Nomad L is the longer version of the Nomad, and almost identical in dimensional specs to the Thunder Chicken. Itís also a decent bit quieter. Not a ton, but when shooting them side by side it is noticeable.
Would you recommend the Nomad L as a first can purchase? Iím on the wagon now. My daughters are pretty much doing all the hunting for us and I can definitely use the logic itís for their safety going forward. No need to ruin their ears like my are for sure.
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:37 PM   #13
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Itís all about being hearing safe for me. I was dumb growing up and never wore ear pro hunting. I canít even remember them these days. Nor do I want to wear them. So I run suppressors.

Much better for varmint hunting. Shooting with others. Shooting with and around children.
My 5 year old is kinda scared of loud guns still. So the suppressor is nice.

As far as the ATF knowing what I have? They know what I have haha. Iíll leave it at that. I wouldnít worry.
this, yes they are great
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:45 PM   #14
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Those that love their suppressor and hunt with it, are you using subsonic ammo? I've always wanted one but haven't jumped in because I don't want to shoot subsonic ammo. Are they worth having if you don't shoot subsonic?
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Old 12-22-2020, 12:48 PM   #15
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Those that love their suppressor and hunt with it, are you using subsonic ammo? I've always wanted one but haven't jumped in because I don't want to shoot subsonic ammo. Are they worth having if you don't shoot subsonic?
I only run subs in my 300bo but I don't hunt religiously with that rifle.

No problem hunting with regular (supersonic) ammo and that is actually why most guys run suppressors so it is hearing safe while they hunt.
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Old 12-22-2020, 01:02 PM   #16
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From what Iíve seen no. I wouldnít go through all the trouble.
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Those that love their suppressor and hunt with it, are you using subsonic ammo? I've always wanted one but haven't jumped in because I don't want to shoot subsonic ammo. Are they worth having if you don't shoot subsonic?
Yes they are still worth it. I only shoot 5.56 suppressed. Yes it's still "loud", but you aren't going to hurt yourself if you have to shoot without earpro. My 12.5 SBR suppressed sounds a little quieter than a unsuppressed Ruger 10/22.
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Old 12-22-2020, 01:08 PM   #18
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I have a buddy who is a guide and deals with folks that don't shoot a lot. He says most his clients shoot SIGNIFICANTY better shooting his suppressed guns versus their own. The theory he has is that people don't flinch like crazy b/c the big bang. This might not be a factor if you shoot very often.

I have shot a few suppressed. One was a 6.5 with the silencer co harvester. It didn't have any recoil at all and sounded about like a 22 mag.

I terms of needing multiple, most I have looked at will fix 300 win mag and down. I am getting on ordered and am going to get my 257 threaded for it and a 243 setup for my 6 year old. Like others have said, I think it will help her enjoy shooting much more.
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I say they are but it's really a preference when you consider the cost. Having said that, unless you're doing repeated mag dumps then most cans are overbuilt and should last many many years. So averaged over the years of use they're not bad.

If you've ever purchased a gun then the ATF knows who you are.

I definitely like em for the hearing protection both in the filed and from the bench. I like to shoot a lot so its not only the noise on a covered bench but the muzzle blast protection as well. They also reduce a little recoil.

They're nothing short of awesome for pig and varmint hunting.

They're cool, let's be honest here, we buy things that are cool and should not be ashamed of it.

Speaking of cool. There's nothing better then the loud thump you here when the bullet connects with an animal on a calm cool morning morning or evening. That POP alone from a suppressed rifle is worth it to me.

I have a TB Ultra 7 and a rimfire suppressor with another ultra 7 in jail. Like said above i wish I could buy one for every rifle.

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I wish I had one for ever gun I own. I've got one now and plan to buy another before the first of the year.
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My ruined hearing and constant tinnitus says yes, they are worth it
all of this. The tinnitus in my left ear is ridiculous.

to answer some questions: I havent shot subs in 2 years or more, I cant imagine not having one (or 12) now that I have one and they are absolutely "worth the trouble".

Ive been around several different brands of 30 cal suppressors. In my opinion, without a meter, a person cant really tell the difference in which one is quieter than the other. Shop for what has less POI shift in the event you dont have it one day.

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Speaking of cool. There's nothing better then the loud thump you here when the bullet connects with an animal on a calm cool morning morning or evening. That POP alone from a suppressed rifle is worth it to me.
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You recommend the nomad in another thread, how do they compare to the thunder chicken?
I see your question was answered.

I will add this.

The owner of Q Iím not a fan of. At all. The chances of them going out of business are much higher than dead air. Ask the AAC owners how it feels to have a suppressor you can get repaired. Or Crux. Stay with the big boys and youíll be good. I havenít kept up with all the new companies and their offerings. Iím scared to buy one then they go under. So I stick to Silencerco and Dead Air. Iíve never been impressed by thunder beast for the cost but they are good cans
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Those that love their suppressor and hunt with it, are you using subsonic ammo? I've always wanted one but haven't jumped in because I don't want to shoot subsonic ammo. Are they worth having if you don't shoot subsonic?
Absolutely. I havenít found subsonic ammo worth anything other than the giggle factor in a long time. I shoot 100% subsonic ammo besides my 22s, which Iím not concerned with the energy there.
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I have a buddy who is a guide and deals with folks that don't shoot a lot. He says most his clients shoot SIGNIFICANTY better shooting his suppressed guns versus their own. The theory he has is that people don't flinch like crazy b/c the big bang. This might not be a factor if you shoot very often.

I have shot a few suppressed. One was a 6.5 with the silencer co harvester. It didn't have any recoil at all and sounded about like a 22 mag.

I terms of needing multiple, most I have looked at will fix 300 win mag and down. I am getting on ordered and am going to get my 257 threaded for it and a 243 setup for my 6 year old. Like others have said, I think it will help her enjoy shooting much more.
This guy gets it.
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Speaking of cool. There's nothing better then the loud thump you here when the bullet connects with an animal on a calm cool morning morning or evening. That POP alone from a suppressed rifle is worth it to me.
This is one of the best least talked about ďbenefitsĒ of a suppressor. We do a ton of night hunting with thermal, and you canít see anything in front of you unless the thermal is focused on it. We talk mad **** when someone shoots and all you hear is the long crack. You can easily tell by the thump whether itís a solid hit or not. Might not be a huge deciding factor to most, but man it sure makes for some great locker room humor after the fact.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:19 PM   #26
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:27 PM   #27
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the suppressor enabled my daughter to hunt. My only complaint is the silly waiting time and the fact they are overpriced. But the best gadget I have ever purchased for hunting
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I see your question was answered.

I will add this.

The owner of Q Iím not a fan of. At all. The chances of them going out of business are much higher than dead air. Ask the AAC owners how it feels to have a suppressor you can get repaired. Or Crux. Stay with the big boys and youíll be good. I havenít kept up with all the new companies and their offerings. Iím scared to buy one then they go under. So I stick to Silencerco and Dead Air. Iíve never been impressed by thunder beast for the cost but they are good cans
But how do you know who will or won't stay in business. I like the Rugged Razor for price, weight and unconditional warranty but I thought Craftsman/Sears would be around forever many years ago. How about Griffin? I like the sportsman ultralight also.
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But how do you know who will or won't stay in business. I like the Rugged Razor for price, weight and unconditional warranty but I thought Craftsman/Sears would be around forever many years ago. How about Griffin? I like the sportsman ultralight also.
I donít pay attention to griffin but a buddy loves their stuff.

As far as Q....read up on Kevin Brittingham.
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I’ll let you know, the brother and I set up a trust, and he has the first can for it waiting on approval.
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So is the trust the way to go or the regular stamp?
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But how do you know who will or won't stay in business. I like the Rugged Razor for price, weight and unconditional warranty but I thought Craftsman/Sears would be around forever many years ago. How about Griffin? I like the sportsman ultralight also.
You don't, necessarily; you can just make educated bet based on longevity (Surefire) or reputation (SiCo, DeadAir, Rugged, etc). AAC used to be king of the mountain years ago, with SDN-6 being one of the most popular cans, and that company has had a sharp fall (but my SPR-M4 is still going after 10yrs). Pappas was a founder of SilencerCo and spun up Dead Air after that; if you appreciate SiCo engineering, you can't help but appreciate Dead Air (and their mount systems are solid). Henry started Rugged, but was originally with SWR before SiCo bought them out.

Rifle cans for most folks will last a lifetime, save for lots of full-auto fire and incredibly short barrels that torch the baffles that would be cause expected baffle erosion and make it slightly louder. Pretty much every pistol can is able to be disassembled for cleaning now, so no need to send back to the manufacturer for cleaning. You won't get your $200 back and there's not much of a resell market for used cans...buy once, cry once.

Ounce of Prevention for the long term:
-On new hosts, make sure the threads are cut concentric to the bore to avoid baffle strikes; there are alignment rods to check for this (example link below).
https://geissele.com/15-5-56mm-suppr...ment-gage.html
-Make sure your barrel will stabilize the projectile properly to avoid baffle strikes
-Don't exceed the firing schedule for design materials (repeated mag dumps with Titanium cans, for instance)
-Mind the barrel length restrictions suggested by manufacturers, if specified. Some have no barrel length restrictions, and others are overly conservative, but remember it will be YOU with a can out of commission while you get a new serialized can approved through the Form4 process, even if warranty covers it.

Personal experience:
I've had welds fail on a Sico Omega from 300wm, so I've been a case that benefited from a warranty replacement; they gave me an extra can of my choice for the hassle of having to wait another 10mo for a new serialized Omega. SiCo upgraded my old SWR Warlock to Warlock II (removable baffles) for free as well.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:31 PM   #33
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So is the trust the way to go or the regular stamp?
You'll have a stamp either way. The trust route used to avoid CLEO signoff, passport photo, and fingerprints, but that is no longer the case with 41F.

The trust route is still useful to allow you to have additional responsible persons for shared possession (i.e. your sibling/kid/whomever could have use of it on their own). If you get the stamp as an individual, you can't just let someone borrow when you're not with them. The trust is also helpful for estate planning if you acquire a considerable investment worth of NFA items.
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You'll have a stamp either way. The trust route used to avoid CLEO signoff, passport photo, and fingerprints, but that is no longer the case with 41F.

The trust route is still useful to allow you to have additional responsible persons for shared possession (i.e. your sibling/kid/whomever could have use of it on their own). If you get the stamp as an individual, you can't just let someone borrow when you're not with them. The trust is also helpful for estate planning if you acquire a considerable investment worth of NFA items.
Nailed it.

If something happens to me, my items are easily transferred to my wife, brother, daughter. And my wife and brother can legally possess them without me being there.
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Seeing the post about suggestions for a can got me to thinking about one again and I have a few questions about suppressors...does a can make the gun perform better? Do most folks get one simply for the sound dampening or because the performance is that much better. I donít mean to come across as a smart arse at all, I truly would like to know the benefits. I have buddies with them, some with multiple cans in fact, and they say itís all about the sound. For a grand or better Iím not sure itís with it.

Are they worth the trouble of getting the stamp, having to wait a year, getting rifles threaded that arenít already threaded? I have multiple calibers that Iíd like to suppress so do you get multiple or just get one and switch it around? That scenario seems like a lot of work to me and now your several grand deep.

Iím not questioning why people have them by any means. I have gone back and for on getting one and I have had a hard time convincing myself they are worth the money and trouble. I still want one but just canít make myself pull the trigger on one.

This one will probably get me blasted here but does anyone worry about having the stamp with your name out there if the new party actually does make it in office next month? I know thatís conspiracy theory at its best but I had to ask it.

Iím think ready to be chastised from the masses now. Again, no judgment or smart aleck intentions just want to know from some folks on the GS that have valuable input. I have read many of yíallís post and know there is a wealth of knowledge on here and Iím hoping to hear from some of you.

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Are they worth the trouble? Suppose that depends on your shooting and hunting habits. For people that are on the same box of 20 after hunting for a decade, perhaps not. For those putting a lot of rounds downrange and in the field, perhaps so.

Sound: With supersonic ammo, center fire rifle cans are in most every case not technically hearing safe according to OSHA standards, but it takes a very considerable bite out of it. If you're hunting with other people, perhaps group hunting for pigs, its much more enjoyable to not eat the concussion and sound of the brake/muzzle from the guy firing next to you. It also makes it difficult for the animal to vector in on where the shot came from, sometimes translating to more opportunities on target if they run in a favorable direction or just freeze from confusion.

Performance: Sometimes silencers can wind up finding that perfect harmonic resonance for your barrel and tighten your groups. If the can gets too hot, that group can open back up again; POI shift can be observed and accounted for. It can absolutely function like a brake and dampen recoil as others on this thread have stated and keep more timid shooters from anticipating the recoil and flinching, especially with magnum calibers. If you're calling your own shots and watching your vapor trail, the silencer can help you stay on scope easier.

Universality: For efficiency of stamp approval time for people with many calibers to suppress and only the ability to only buy one at a time, it's normally best to start with the most universal silencer and work your way into more specific use cases. If you have a 300wm bolt gun and 5.56/300BLK ARs, get something that's rated 300wm and down and can handle the most aggressive firing schedule you anticipate. The industry has come a long was in the last 10yrs for all-purpose cans: Nomad, Sandman, Omega, etc. are all great all-purpose cans for magnum bolt guns down to most AR platform cartridges. Over time as you acquire them, you may wind up marrying a silencer to a single gun (i.e. hunting bolt gun has its own, 5.56 AR has it's own, 308 AR10 has its own, etc.). I don't know that most people will find exact caliber matching to be financially worth while (i.e. a 6.8 specific silencer versus just using a .30 cal one)

As far as the wait, submit your paperwork and forget about it; it'll pass quicker than you think. Additionally, everyone froze purchases anticipating the Hearing Protection Act might pass and they wouldn't have to register or pony up the $200, but that has died many times. Without diverting too deep into politics, I haven't observed any real political appetite in DC to actually remove silencers from the NFA registry requirements through legislation that would have to be defended against the predictable narratives.

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Old 12-23-2020, 10:09 AM   #37
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Put me in the no suppressor camp. If they were a couple of hundred i might buy one but for 700-1000, no way, and add in the cost of threading a bunch of guns. I also don't care for the added length and weight on the guns. And if you use one suppressor on multiple guns then you have shifting points of impact to deal with. So you either need multiple suppressors, or if you go from gun A to gun B then you have to swap the suppressor to keep your POA the same. I can use a 3 dollar set of earplugs and be happy. Anyway that is my opinion, some people love them though and you might too. Good Luck
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Old 12-23-2020, 02:07 PM   #38
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I like both but don't have a suppressor. Maybe someday. I can hear a bullet connect without a suppressor on that's no problem. But it'd be nice not to have to wear hearing aids someday.
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Old 12-23-2020, 02:34 PM   #39
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I have 2. I have a 7.62 can and an integrally suppressed 44 mag. Here is what I like and don't like. Shooting super sonic rounds through my bolt action 308 tamed it down enough to not hurt my ears. My 223 AR-15 SBR not so much. If you want whisper quiet, they are less than stellar for hunting because of the greatly reduced energy. I also hated the extra 9" added to the end of my rifle. It will work as a blind gun but not great as a truck gun. Point of impact will change some when its on or off.

This was my take on the 308 suppressor. Next I got a integrally suppressed 44 mag because I wanted to shoot a true suppressed round and be able to hunt with it. I have been pleased with it a lot more than my 308 can. It is the same length as a standard rifle. Additionally, a 300 grain 44 slug at about 1050 fps performs better than a much lighter 308 bullet traveling the same speed. It is good for about 80 yards maybe you could push it to 100 yards and that is about it.

I know some will disagree with me, but personally, I would have rather saved my money and just bought the 44 mag in the first place. A lot more fun in my opinion.
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Old 12-23-2020, 02:35 PM   #40
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On the looong wait. look for a gun range that sells them. most will let you shoot the suppressor at the range once its paid for, but you cant take it home till the stamp arrives. That helped me decide to buy. I could get conjugal visits.
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Old 12-26-2020, 08:47 PM   #41
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Price hearing aids and consider how many pair you'll need in your lifetime to get to a level of hearing that doesn't come close to what most of us were born with. Yes, they are worth it.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:22 PM   #42
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all day long and twice on Sundays!


After you buy yours, you too will start to stick your nose up to the unsuppressed rifles of your friends.

They make shooting better! And Like was mentioned about above , when you bite the bullet, go ahead and buy 2. The wait is long, but you will be overjoyed when you get them installed.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:28 PM   #43
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I dont regret the 1k I spent on mine.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:33 PM   #44
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all day long and twice on Sundays!


After you buy yours, you too will start to stick your nose up to the unsuppressed rifles of your friends.

They make shooting better! And Like was mentioned about above , when you bite the bullet, go ahead and buy 2. The wait is long, but you will be overjoyed when you get them installed.
I only go hunting with other buddies that have cans. Iíll invite buddies that donít to go with me, but theyíre told theyíre shooting one of my rifles if so. Iíve got spare rifles with spare cans that I lend them. Iím not shooting with barbarians.
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Old 12-28-2020, 03:47 PM   #45
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A buddy on here just sent me a video of him shooting a nice N TX deer they rattled up. This was right after they shot 2 pigs in the same bottom. Couldnt of done that without suppressed.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:18 PM   #46
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They are worth every penny! I've got 4...with 2 more headed my way soon.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:22 PM   #47
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Recoil reduction and noise reduction. Plus when you shoot an animal the others dont have a clue what happened. Cant believe I waited so long to get mine.
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:31 PM   #48
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You can go Form1 as well. This is mine in a 16Ē Six8 with supers. Itís completely hearing safe even when fired under a tin roof lol.


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which can is that? or did you completely build it?
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Old 12-28-2020, 04:40 PM   #49
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I went dedicated 5.56 can for AR and 7.62 can for everything up tp 300 WM. Dealer I spoke with said that 7.62 can for multiple weapons is good in theory, but in real world, you'll never take the 5.56 one off your AR (100% true, don't want to shoot ARs unsuppressed at all anymore). Can use the 7.62 can to switch around. I retro spec I wish I would have bought a pistol caliber one and another 5.56 one. ARs are just too sexy with them on.
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:35 PM   #50
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https://youtube.com/shorts/wqwJpgqEKWM

My 5 year old nephew earlier today. He’s shooting my 6 Creedmoor with factory 103 ELDX. He’s not scared of the rifle with the can on it, and it allows him to easily handle the recoil. He’s the smallest kid in his class by a considerable amount too. I think the video speaks for itself.
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