Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

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Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by vaeevictiss » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 am

I know, worth is up to each person but i noticed that silencerco is still doing the upgrades. I have the original specter with the SWR branding on it still and was wondering if the upgraded baffle stack was worth the $200. I know it makes it easier to disassemble for cleaning but is it any quieter as well? The cleaning is not a big deal to me. I just push them out, drop them in the Dip and then anything left after the Dip comes off after a spin in my SS tumbler.

anyone done this?

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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by doubloon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:19 pm

Not any quieter that your ear would notice.

Depending on the day, the ammo, the host, the location and more it might meter 1dB lower than the best published numbers for a Spectre not upgraded or it might meter 4dB higher.

Primary benefits are easier to disassemble and clean, if you don't care about that then it's not worth your time.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by vaeevictiss » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:25 pm

Ok cool. I can probably put that 200 towards another stamp. Still holding out for that HPA though lol.

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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by doubloon » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:07 pm

Someone else will probably disagree with me vehemently.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by mpallett » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:55 am

doubloon wrote:Someone else will probably disagree with me vehemently.
So, I like the styling of the old Spectre better and you will lose the front and rear cap and it will be in the new style.

After prolonged use, it will be easier to get the baffles out.

If you are going to do this, please contact me first, I have a proposal.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by doubloon » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:07 am

I would contact him if I were you.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by mars » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:54 am

i like my Spectre 1.0 the way it is. like the SWR branding too.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by Sigproshooter » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:00 pm

mpallett wrote:
doubloon wrote:Someone else will probably disagree with me vehemently.
So, I like the styling of the old Spectre better and you will lose the front and rear cap and it will be in the new style.

After prolonged use, it will be easier to get the baffles out.

If you are going to do this, please contact me first, I have a proposal.

Matt I still wonder if it's worth it as well. May I inquire about your proposal as well?
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by mpallett » Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:16 pm

Sigproshooter wrote:
mpallett wrote:
doubloon wrote:Someone else will probably disagree with me vehemently.
So, I like the styling of the old Spectre better and you will lose the front and rear cap and it will be in the new style.

After prolonged use, it will be easier to get the baffles out.

If you are going to do this, please contact me first, I have a proposal.

Matt I still wonder if it's worth it as well. May I inquire about your proposal as well?
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by Sigproshooter » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:01 pm

Pm sent. Thanks.
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Re: Specter 2 upgrade worth it?

Post by jt526 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:54 pm

I've got the original and the 2, and I like both, I haven't felt the need to upgrade the old one, and I do like the original styling better. It's been a toss up for me, and I consider it every year since the upgrade path was available, but the Spectre I has never let me down and isn't that much more of a pain to clean and I still think it is one of the finest cans made to this day. I'd still recommend the original over many of the newer cans I've shot. Whatever secret thing Mpallet has in mind would probably be awesome though.
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