In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

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In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:58 am

I'm looking for a new 556 supp. $Cost$ aside, throw me some recommendations. I have been looking at AAC, Surefire and Silencerco. I have limited Internet where I'm at right now and figured I could turn to you guys for easier, quicker and more realistic results.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:17 am

Thanks for all the positive feedback! Hahahahaha come on guys!

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by JasonNC » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:33 am

Sorry I don't have much to contribute when it comes to a .556 from those brands. I went with a YHM M2 QD Phantom. I made my choice based on the fact I already had several .556 rifles with the QD mount set up for my .30 Ti Phantom can. So it just made sense to use the existing mounts as opposed to replacing them. In addition, one of those mounts was pinned and welded on a 14.5" barrel. From my reading, I would have likely gone with a Silencerco Spec War if I wasn't already predisposed to the YHM. I feel that Surefire is overpriced and as much respect as AAC has in the silencer community, I have read a lot of horror stories about the customer service and their mounts are pricey!
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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:11 am

I gotcha, maybe I should have been for specific. I use .30 cal cans on 556. I really don't want to purchase a suppressor that limits me to 556 and below. Thanks for you insight bubba!! I have heard good things about silencerco and YHM. Kinda seems like that most of the name brands are really legit and preform the same depending on models, just kinda comes down to how well they mount and hold in place. I guess the real question would be on how what brands suppress and mount the best in a .30 cal can running on a 556 platform.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by jdasilva » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:13 am

ETX wrote:I'm looking for a new 556 supp. $Cost$ aside, throw me some recommendations. I have been looking at AAC, Surefire and Silencerco. I have limited Internet where I'm at right now and figured I could turn to you guys for easier, quicker and more realistic results.

762 saker w 556 endcap

specwar 556

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by JJinParadise » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:14 am

As a jumior member,, My $00.00002...

I elected to go with a SilencerCo Omega, w/7.62 QD & direct thread mount included.

I have a couple 5.56, a 6.5, and will thread my 30.06 at some point. After talking to some friends that shoot competitively, I will use direct thread, as this seems to give somewhat less POI change. If not, I will go to the QD mount.

The Omega is as light and as effective as anything currently on the market. It also has multiple end caps and mounts for several calibers. It's rated full auto and up to 300 WM. Covers anything I plan to do..

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:31 am

Thanks a bunch guys!!!

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by MJF1911 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:25 am

I like my Specwar 556, but if I did it over again I would get an Omega. The Omega is so much more versatile than any other can out there, plus it is light weight and full auto rated.
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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by rimshaker » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:53 am

I recommend Saker 762 with optional 556 endcap. And not just cause I have it... unavoidable bias though :P

I think the new Omega is a great can, but I see it more as a heavy duty Harvester.
Stainless steel baffle stack and a cool endcap brake. And the long endcap brake is needed for its max noise suppression.
The added heavy duty specs are the Stellite blast baffle, titanium tube, and ASR mounts.

The Saker has a full stellite stack, SS tube, and better MAAD mounts. It weighs 5-6 oz heavier, but it's worth the extra ruggedness and longevity.
It's actually considered overbuilt, but that's a good thing in my book. Especially on SBR's and full auto.

Now if the Omega had a stellite blast baffle followed by an Inconel stack, I'd probably go for it.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:08 am

I didn't realize that about about the brake end cap. How much reduction do you loose if you don't run it?

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by Shootsmith » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:57 pm

For rifles and QD (quick detach) cans, you are buying into a system and their muzzle brake(s).

I went with the Surefire SOCOM 7.62. My thinking was good muzzle brakes, good QD system, can shoot on .308, .243, .223, and .300Blk, plus it is rated for shorter barrels.
Minimal POI shift.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by rimshaker » Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:53 pm

ETX wrote:I didn't realize that about about the brake end cap. How much reduction do you loose if you don't run it?
Good info and numbers here. Forgot that using the optional 556 endcap will more than make up for the anchor brake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed8HjkyE1wg

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:55 am

Thanks for all the info guys! This really helped a lot. I am still a little sketchy towards a removable end cap though. Mainly because when I am hunting hogs or just out and about at my place, my gun is sitting barrel down on the floorboard. I don't want this to back off the cap and something bad happen. I saw a video of a guy shoot his end cap off. Probably user error towards his ammo or barrel length but who knows. The removable end cap is just a concern for me. I'm not stuck on silencerco so if there are other suppressors out there that y'all like just as good or better I am open for suggestions.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by ETX » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:56 am

rimshaker wrote:
ETX wrote:I didn't realize that about about the brake end cap. How much reduction do you loose if you don't run it?
Good info and numbers here. Forgot that using the optional 556 endcap will more than make up for the anchor brake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed8HjkyE1wg



Nice video, very helpful!

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by LittleLebowski » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:59 am

Specwar 556 K.

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Re: In the market for a new 556 suppressor, any suggestions?

Post by JohnnyUtah556 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:48 am

ETX wrote:I'm looking for a new 556 supp. $Cost$ aside, throw me some recommendations. I have been looking at AAC, Surefire and Silencerco. I have limited Internet where I'm at right now and figured I could turn to you guys for easier, quicker and more realistic results.
I have a Surefire FA556-212, sounds good, solid mounting system, minimal POI shift, fast on/off. Of course the SOCOM came out after I bought mine and before my forms were approved, and it is supposed to have reduced back pressure so less gas in the face. I run mine on a 10.5 MK18 and a 14.5 and 16" AR, and have taken hogs suppressed, 75 gr TAP worked well,!

They are out there for $800 now, wish I paid that for my SF can.. Thinking about picking up the SOCOM, would just have to buy and swap out the new muzzle brake or flash hider mount. Wouldn't hesitate to get another Surefire.

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