Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

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Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

Post by jmhallrn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:09 pm

After I took the plunge and ordered my first suppressor, I figured I was going to be hooked so I ordered several more. I currently have a Kodiak TL, but a Spectre II, Octane 45, and a 762SDN6 are all in the works. My question is this: Is there enough difference between the SDN6 and a full size can like the Cyclone or Freedom to justify a second can? I purchased the SDN6 to pull multiple host duty on AR's, a 300 BLK SBR, and my long range Remington 700 .308. Unfortunately, I don't have suppressors available to demo. I know the SDN6 won't have the performance of the larger cans, but I have no idea how much difference there will be with supersonic ammo.

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Re: Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

Post by m1garand30064 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:14 pm

The Cyclone will be quieter than the N6, but the main advantage will be on your precision rifle. The cyclone is a much better choice for precision work than the N6. I have a 762SD but just bought an Allen Engineering AE30 can for use on my precision rifles. It's up to you if it is worth it or not.
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Re: Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

Post by sukhoi » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:33 am

Can the ear pick up much sound difference between 120 and 125? I'm trying to decide if 5db is really worth worrying about or not. We are talking about sub 300blk here. At that point does it boil down to tones?

Between a mystic and infinti, there seems to be that difference between them and wondering if a 5db sacrifice would be worth the benefit of full 300blk,223 etc. vs only sub loads.
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Re: Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

Post by continuity » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:00 am

sukhoi wrote:Can the ear pick up much sound difference between 120 and 125? I'm trying to decide if 5db is really worth worrying about or not. We are talking about sub 300blk here. At that point does it boil down to tones?

Between a mystic and infinti, there seems to be that difference between them and wondering if a 5db sacrifice would be worth the benefit of full 300blk,223 etc. vs only sub loads.
The decibel scale is not linear. In the 10 to 15 decibel range, the difference would be somewhat obvious in a quiet environment at close range. At the 120 to 125 decibel range, might be a barely noticeable difference to ones ear, but from a practical suppression point of view, both sound levels... with similar tone tuning, will have an indiscernible difference.
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Re: Is there enough difference to justify a second can?

Post by SRM » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:39 pm

There is always room for another can in my safe!

I don't know about the sound but, I know a feller with a custom rifle in 6.5 CM with an N6 that shot a 1/2" group at 200 yards.

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