.30 cal can.....decisions decisions

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.30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by GTO_Kroh » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:28 pm

I'm looking for opinions on a really good .30 cal can. I am looking mainly to run on .300blk. But some use on 7.62/.308. And maybe some 5.56 use..
Different mounting options a must. 5/8x24. 1/2x28 hk 14mm and possibly 14x1lh .

I have got a huntertown 7.62 kestrel and it was the biggest dissapointment ever... I'm thinking or re purposing it as a lawnmower muffler. But even then it might be too loud. What a waste of money

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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by newgunguy3 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:51 am

GTO_Kroh wrote:I'm looking for opinions on a really good .30 cal can. I am looking mainly to run on .300blk. But some use on 7.62/.308. And maybe some 5.56 use..
Different mounting options a must. 5/8x24. 1/2x28 hk 14mm and possibly 14x1lh .

I have got a huntertown 7.62 kestrel and it was the biggest dissapointment ever... I'm thinking or re purposing it as a lawnmower muffler. But even then it might be too loud. What a waste of money
As you might expect, opinions on this will vary depending on personal experience, bias, and a number of other factors.

I own SiCo products. I have several of their cans including the Saker 7.62 and love it. It's a tank and runs well. I would love to have an Omega just to reduce some weight and potentially noise but the trade-off is the Saker is designed to be abused to the Nth degree where the Omega isn't quite as stout. I'm NOT saying it's a bad can but if you're going to be hard on them the Saker is the way to go.

That said, I'd also love to have a DeadAir because I think they have an interesting mounting system and look great. Does looks matter? no but . . . . .. . . . . . :) :)

Same could be said for a Rugged. I'd like to see how it does in real life.

So based on my biases (owning SiCo) that's what I would do. I know this -- You'll never go wrong with a SiCo from a product, CustSvc or any other perspective. I know DeadAir and Rugged will also stand behind their products too so look at your budget and see which fits best based on your biases and so on.

Good luck.

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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by eastern_hunter » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:34 pm

I have an SAS Ti Arbiter ... very light, acoustically very efficient. Makes 300 BLK Hollywood quiet.
Titanium probably not best for most severe use.

Also have 7.62 Specwar and 7.62 Saker. Both are as robust as it gets and do very will with sound. Good for hard use and short barrels. Saker great for multiple calibers with proper end caps.

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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by rimshaker » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:11 pm

Saker 762, or the new Sandman-L from Dead Air.

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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by Emilio » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:16 pm

The Specwar, Rugged Surge, and Sandman with be your most "rugged " and quiet cans but if you aren't doing mag dumps you can get by with the TI cans.

Just factor if you want durability for some hosts and don't mind the extra weight.
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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by MJF1911 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:23 pm

It is pretty hard to beat an Omega for a do-it-all 30 cal can. ASR or Thread mount, light, quiet, & full auto rated. Also it is good down to 8" with the 300BLK.
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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by JasonNC » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:21 pm

If I had to do it all over again, I would go with a Silencero Omega. I have a YHM Ti Phantom and I like it but I think I would be slightly happier with the Omega and I have already spent the cash to put a QD Muzzle brake on all my .308s. So I doubt I will bother with any other .30 cans.
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Re: .30 cal can.....decisions decisions

Post by thecameraman79 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:19 am

SilencerCo Omega. Everyone says the saker is a tank and I don't doubt it but I bet if you compare the life of the Saker vs the Omega (on their respective approved barrel lengths) they would have the exact same service life so the weight savings is considerable. I personally went with the Omega for that reason. It's practically the weight of a pistol can with the thread adapter in place.

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