Favorite direct thread 30 cal

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Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by Mamooth » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:17 pm

Looking for some input on a direct thread 7.62 can.

I've been looking at a few options available locally in stock and I'm having a hard time deciding between these. I may get more than one just

GemTech Sandstorm so light. I like this can, its short and light (I know people bag on GemTech all the time but I have two of their other products and they've been ROCK SOLID for me)

Dead Air Sandman Ti new kid on the block sort of, heavier than the Gemtech but people are saying awesome things, I have been wanting to grab one of their products for a while, and weight for this rifle is a nice to have not a need to have. This seems like a damn nice product from an awesome company.

GemTech GMT-300WM light and tougher than the Sandstorm. Wanted one for a while. THis just might be the on I get regardless of what I buy for the current rifle I am shopping for. Just to have it. I don't like the "Dagger" update to this can and I may never get a chance to own the normal faced one again.

Thunder beast Ultra 7 no explanation necessary. Love their stuff.

EDIT: forgot to give the AAC cyclone a nod. Maybe to keep with the slightly budget theme of the Ruger?

So, of those, which would you pick? which should I be considering instead in a direct thread model in the 1200 and under price range? I am going to be tossing this on a Ruger precision rifle to just leave it on there. I've got the mount to throw my Crux on the end but I intend to be using this rifle in tandem with several others per outing.

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by Kramer » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:00 am

I have a Sandstorm for my 700 SPS bolt gun and love it. Worth the price of admission especially since I bought it back during a tax free deal.

I recently picked up a Liberty Freedom for my M1A. Another excellent can.

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by dtom29 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:02 am

I also have a Sandstorm. I'd buy another without a second thought. A great supressor and I've had no trouble with Gemtech Customer Service. Never needed CS for the Sandstorm but used it when I had them thread a Remington barrel.

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by jdasilva » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:03 pm

Id go with the Sandman Ti or SilencerCo Omega personally. Both are a decent size & vey light cans

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by rimshaker » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:38 pm

For strictly a direct thread only can on a bolt gun, i've heard great things about the AAC 300-TM.

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by [email protected] » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:09 pm

My vote goes the the Sandman-Ti

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by MJF1911 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:14 pm

rimshaker wrote:For strictly a direct thread only can on a bolt gun, i've heard great things about the AAC 300-TM.

I really enjoy how quiet my 300TM is. I experienced considerable POI shift on one rifle and very little on another. If I had to do it over again I think I'd go with the Omega; it is shorter, significantly more versatile, marginally lighter, much tougher, and quite a bit cheaper.
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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by rr4406pak » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:09 pm

I have the Gemtech Dagger (the last generation with the normal face (no protruding nut)) and it is awesome.
Not sure why the Dagger isn't more popular.
Insanely quiet on a 300 Blackout Ruger American bolt action rifle.

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Re: Favorite direct thread 30 cal

Post by Mageever » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:09 pm

Just something to think about:

Most thread-on cans have very small blast chambers. This is fine on bolt actions, but crazy horrible for back pressure and at-ear sound on anything automatic. I appreciate the recommendations for the Sandman-Ti. It was designed with a liberal blast chamber for multi-host use because of this.

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