SRT makes some good cans. I have the extended shadow 300 win mag can. It is really solid, but heavy. Get one of the TI cans he makes.
His TI cans are simply great. As for heavy, *any* manufacturer's stainless cans are heavy. It's a function of the materials.
A rifle caliber can is not the best for a first can. Start with a 22 or 9mm.
That makes no sense to me. This isn't like buying your first gun. A suppressor makes ANY firearm more pleasant to fire. They are not harder or easier to use depending upon caliber, rifle vs. pistol, or experience with suppressors. It's also not like other firearms in that you can start small, get experience and sell it off and upgrade later. Suppressors, unlike guns, have a comparably low resale value, holding half or less of their original purchase price, and NONE of the $200 tax stamp. As such, get the suppressor for the firearm you plan to shoot suppressed the most. I have suppressors for every platform I shoot, but my first was for a .338 Lapua! The reason for it should be obvious if you've ever fired one of these rifles. The recoil reduction is unmatched by any brake I have ever tried, and sound reduction - well, that's a no-brainer. The fact of the matter is, I never saw a need for a .22 suppressor until I got one for the Lapua, then the '.06, then the .45 ACP, then the...... you get the idea.
I think a lot of us shoot .22 LR more than anything else. Which is probably why it was suggested, cheap shooting. I know I use my .22 cans the most. I'd sure love to have a .338 Lapua w/can though,,,
Plus some people seem to be really put out, that rifle cans don't actually sound like Hollywierd movies. .22 LR can is closest,,,
Yes, SRT does make good cans,,,