Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

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Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by CanOfWhooppass » Wed May 30, 2018 10:18 am

I had convinced myself my next buy would be a Saker 7.62 ASR to dedicate to an 18" 6.5 Grendal that has been sharing an old style Saker 7.62 with it's 12.5" 6.5 Grendel little brother. Everything is ASR now.

Then walked into local shop and they are closing out the Specwar 7.62 for $550 so I could save save a good chunk.

I rapid fire, but I think either is plenty strong for the purpose. Dimensions and weight are about the same, so it's just sound. Saker claims a little lower numbers, but close. I'm kind of thinking the only real difference is the price.

Anyone have any first hand impressions or thinking of some other factors to consider?

Thanks
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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by savage54 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:35 pm

CanOfWhooppass wrote:I had convinced myself my next buy would be a Saker 7.62 ASR to dedicate to an 18" 6.5 Grendal that has been sharing an old style Saker 7.62 with it's 12.5" 6.5 Grendel little brother. Everything is ASR now.

Then walked into local shop and they are closing out the Specwar 7.62 for $550 so I could save save a good chunk.

I rapid fire, but I think either is plenty strong for the purpose. Dimensions and weight are about the same, so it's just sound. Saker claims a little lower numbers, but close. I'm kind of thinking the only real difference is the price.

Anyone have any first hand impressions or thinking of some other factors to consider?

Thanks

I've got the original Saker 7.62, with the ASR mount, and a Specwar. Both are heavy, both have great performance, both are full-auto rated. I wouldn't hesitate to do 2 - 3 mag dumps from either.

You say the dimensions are the same, and that may be true with the newer Saker ASR. The first-gen Saker is listed on my Form 4 as 7.5", while the Specwar is listed as 9". And if you changed out to the direct thread, the Saker got real close to 7". If I recall, the weight was within a couple of ounces when both were configured for ASR mounts.

I don't have access to the SilencerCo website from work, so I can't confirm - does the Saker ASR still have a full Stellite stack? Or did they change to use Stellite for the blast baffle and Inconel for the rest? The first gen Saker, and the Specwar, use Stellite for the whole stack.

If it were me, I'd go with the closeout on the Specwar, but I've been called frugal (or worse).

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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by CanOfWhooppass » Wed May 30, 2018 9:25 pm

Thanks, the closeout is a good deal, I think I'll go with it.

I have an old saker also, looks like the new 7.62 ASR is the 9" replacement for the Specwar and they have the Chimera 6.9" as the replacement for the old Saker 7.5"
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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by rb288 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:42 pm

Just as an aside,
Even though Silencerco doesn't sell the specwar anymore, they do still support it.
About 3 weeks ago, I pulled a bonehead and didn't get my specwar tightened on my mount.
Yep, first shot, 25 yards down the range.
It had several baffle strikes and a extra big hole in the endcap.I sent it back to Silencerco hoping it wasn't trashed.
2 weeks later, I got it back as good as new.
They told me because they don't sell them anymore, they had to remanufactured the parts.
But they did and basically, rebuilt my specwar, and they did it under warranty.
That is the exact reason I own 6 Silencerco suppressors, THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT.
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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by hank jr » Thu May 31, 2018 11:37 pm

From the Specwar White Paper:
Warrantied down to 7” barrels for .223 Rem/5.56mm NATO (10” barrels for 556K), 12” barrels for .308/7.62mm NATO, and 20” barrels for magnum calibers.

Don't know about the Saker.

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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by eastern_hunter » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:40 am

I also have an original Saker and and a Specwar. Have used the Saker on a 12.5" 6.8. Works well. The Specwar has been mounted on 16" and 12.5" 308s. Is a great can for LOUD rifles. Really takes the nastiness out of the 12.5" 308 SBR which is very exciting without it!

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Re: Saker 7.62 ASR or Specwar 7.62?

Post by CanOfWhooppass » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:37 am

I got the specwar 7.62, I have the old Saker 7.62 switched to ASR mount as well. One will get dedicated to a 6.5 Grendel 12.5" and the other to a 18" Grendal. Will try it both ways and see what I like better.

Thanks for all the input.
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