How did you get a Saker so fast?[/quote]
It's already on my Santa Claus short list. Hopefully, he'll deliver, too. Only a wait of a very short year ....
Like I thought... you don't have one and have a clue how it will or will not wear.
I wish to keep things in the AAC forum fact based so please refrain from guessing about how other silencers are better or worse than AAC products if you do not have first hand knowledge of them.
I obviously don't have a Saker but it is PLAIN and SELF EVIDENT that the can was being cut from blow by.
Just so that You know, I was a welders helper for HB Zachary in the 1970s putting the welders tools together for pressure parts in the largest lignite burning Combustion Engineering boilers in the word at that time in east Texas at Martins Lake. Waterwall, tubes, low hydrogen 7018 rods, stainless precipitators for ash/smog control, elements, headers, pressure parts, MAPP gas, chill rings and steam turbine plumbing. And blowing the asbestos/kaylo insulation off our sandwiches falling down from above like a lite snow storm. The internal fire box was 155 feet tall. Expands 6 feet up the buckstays from literal expansion when hot under operational temperature. Opening an inspection door and seeing that coal running like lava gives a prety good picture of what Hell and the Lake of Fire looks like. And the welds were ALL Inconel, TIG and pre and post stressed 100 percent X ray welds. Some pipe walls in excess of 4 inches thick on the super reheat and main steam in the Penthouse. Three boilers spinning 22 ft. diameter turbines putting out major megawatts for Texas Utilities Generating Co now 24/7. Near 3 years to build. Yes, I've seen more than my share of Inconel. And I didn't appreciate it or what it was at the time but for cans I really do now. And it was hands on based-been there, already done that. A long time ago. So, I've seen my share and have seen several thousand tons literally of Inconel. And have a pretty good clue on what it does or doesn't do.
As I DO have a SDN6 on a shorty AAC upper with M16 lower, I do have 1st hand on how well AAC products do perform. As far as the blast/baffle wear, I POSITIVELY DO have a flaming clue how it will or will not perform. The Inconel blast baffle has NOT started wearing and I don't expect it to. It should be good for 50K + or so of those 220 grain super thumpers that will plug the baffle stack mighty fine before they exit. Even the hot V Max supersonics wouldn't even worry it, either.
So, I do have a bit of a clue how my AAC can will or will NOT wear. But it will START if I run 22 caliber 223 through it. Flame cutting is still flame cutting in any metal. AND THAT IS FACT. We don't have to be a holier than Thou factory rep to see that. Those 1st pictures told a perfectly Clear picture. Inconel doesn't wear quickly no matter whoms can it's in. And THAT IS NOT A GUESS. But ss does. With preconditions. And not as durable. It ain't metallurgical rocket science,either. It's a cost containment cutting measure- You pay for what You get. Someday ALL rifle cans will have Inconel innards for max durability- insane costs be damned. And I'll dearly pay. I already have. It's Your SDN6, duh!
Jealousy is a sign of insecurity. To not mention a competitors can demonstrates same.
If the Saker performs to the level as the ss Sparrow has in front of my mad shooter 180, AAC will be digging extra deep to top the Silencerco performance and customer curve. When the performance numbers finally are tallied someday, my bet is on the Saker for the pinnacle/apex of all around suppressor design. Hopefully it's ALL 100 percent Inconel.
So, I'm still going to cast my lot AND MY MONEY for my next can with Silencerco.
So, Mr. Mers, get over it. Some of us do have a bit of a clue.