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Suppressor for .308

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Bootleggn, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Bootleggn

    Bootleggn Sharpshooter

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    I am NOT looking to purchase until next summer. However I wanted to start the research now so I can find the best bang (or lack thereof) for my buck. It will be going on a heavy barreled Remington 700 chambered in .308. Any suggestions as to where to start my research?
     
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    Try http://www.silencerresearch.com/
    and http://www.silencertests.com/

    IIRC, currently if you want the most bang for the buck, it would be the YHM Phantom 7.62. If you want the best performance for a reasonable price, the AAC 7.62SD would be a good choice.

    If you want no holds barred top notch performance regardless of price, the QSM 300 would be your can.

    Don't be surprised if those choices are outdated by next summer though.
     
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    I got the QD YHM Phantom 7.62 and love it. I have used it on AR, T/C, M1A, AK, and Rem. 700 Bolt gun.
     
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    Although a 7.62/.308 suppressor wouldn't work on a 5.56 AR would it? I assume you were talking about a .308 AR.
     
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    Yeah it'll work as long as its threaded for it.
     
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    No my 223, The Phantom QD will work on the 223 AR YHM QD.

    From YHM
    http://www.yhm.net/store/phantom762.html

    "This sound suppressor is designed so that it can be used with a Phantom 5.56 mm flash hider on a 5.56 mm rifle. This allows users to purchase one sound suppressor and use it on .30 caliber and 5.56 mm rifles. As a measure of safety the 5.56 sound suppressor WILL NOT fit onto a 7.62 flash hider."
     
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    Well I def learned something today. That would be nice to have a suppressor to switch from my .308 bolt gun to the 5.56 AR.
     
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    To get the most out of the 308 can it works best on 308. Its a size thing. The tighter the bullet size the best it works. The volume of the can makes up for the larger hole in the can with a 223. It is a heaver can. I heard some place someone uses one on a 300 Mag.
     
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    It would mainly be for the .308.
     
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    It works in a pinch, but my M4-2000 is far lighter, shorter, and does a much better job quieting down my 5.56 than my AAC 7.62SD ever could.

    If you can only get one, definitely go .308. If you can get both, do it.

    BTW, AAC is getting ready to come out with a new 7.62SD (or it may already be out, haven't checked with any dealers lately).
     

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