That's good advice. I'm not overly concerned about the durability of the Omega. It's full auto rated. A feature I'm not likely to use often in today's political climate. Also, I think it's barrel restrictions are reasonable for most applications. If I did have a problem, I have little doubt that silencerco would take care of it, especially if you were following their guidelines, including full auto use.CanOfWhooppass wrote:I think the Omega deserves much credit, but since it's barrel restrictions are more conservitive than other options with full Stelite stacks it is suboptimal for a high rate SBR's. If not a concern for the OP then it's better in some ways, if he has a slidefire stock and teenage boys, maybe worse.db0 wrote:Seems to me the Omega doesn't get the credit it deserves considering the video that Capitol Armory put out showing it standing up to multiple full auto mag dumps. No one even has the ammo budget to do that on any kind of regular basis, and I'm sure you could do what they did a few times a year and you'd have no issues with it. Homestly i think a lot of people think they need the same requirements that a Navy Seal has for their gear... If you're not punching a door open with the end of your suppressor or dig a trench with it, you will probably never see any difference in a Saker/Surge vs the Omega. Not to mention SilencerCo has the same lifetime warranty that the Surge does. It's shorter and lighter than the Surge, so I think it's not fair to the community to not mention the Omega as one of the top centenders for 5.56 & 7.62 rifle suppression for a solid balance of suppression, length and weight. My understanding is that it's marginally shorter, lighter and has been measured in some cases to be better at suppression compared to the Surge.
That said, this doesn't mean I don't appreciate the durability inherent in a tougher built can.
I got to go out yesterday and try a Surge. I called a local dealer and he mentioned he had a demo can from rugged, and offered to let me demo it. He even provided some ammo, although I brought some of my own as well.
We shot 300 blackout (a new experience for me) and 5.56. I was never really interested in 300 blackout before, but shooting suppressed might have changed my mind. Very quiet. 5.56 still seemed a little loud to me, but then I have one ear that seems extra sensitive to loud noises. We also tried the short configuration, which strangely enough, he had never tried. We agreed that it was louder, but not extremely so.
this is the first time I've shot without hearing protection so I can't really compare it to anything. Sadly, he didn't have any other suppressors for us to try. I've shot an omega before, but I was at a busy range so couldn't take off the hearing protection.
Thanks for all the advice everyone, I think I've decided to pick up a Surge. I like the Omega, but the Surge has won me over. I love the modular design and it's robust construction. Now I get to look forward to a 6 month wait.