April 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm #12719
Now that I can (i.e. I live in a state that allows it), I would like to get a suppressor or two to make my time at the range more pleasant and my time in the field just a little more stealthy. Does anyone have a positive experience with a particular brand of suppressor/silencer, as used on a Blaser for hunting purposes?
My criteria would be: quality, effectiveness, threads onto existing R-93 Match/LRS2 barrels, and availability. I will probably start with .308, or maybe 6.5×284.
April 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm #12720
Every guy I know loves the SureFire units that they have. But you will have to have their adapter fitted to the R93 barrels, the good side is that they don’t affect zero at all, on of off.
December 5, 2014 at 11:34 am #13340
Dave – just FYI, you will have POI shift for sure with any can.
April 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm #12721
SureFire has an adapter for the R-93? Good to know.
I didn’t think they did 6.5mm, though. I’ll contact them and see.
On another forum, Thunderbeast was recommended. Any experience with them?
December 5, 2014 at 11:41 am #13341
Adapters are by thread pitch not by firearms model.
I run a .30 cal can on my 6.5 Creedmoor.
April 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm #12722
I started using a suppressor on Blaser barrels about 2 years ago. I chose the 7.62 Yankee Hill Machine ti. It has done well on several different calibers from 300 Weatherby down to 223 As well as full auto fire in 223 & 308.
I chose it because it mounts on a muzzle brake that comes in most common thread patterns. To switch between English and Metric , standard 30 cal threads and standard 223 threads you just need a different brake.
The factory was contacted about getting a brake for the match barrel. It’s thread diameter is to large for their factory brakes. A custom brake would have to be machined.
I am am pleased with the suppressor. It is much lighter than steel as well as stronger. A word of caution , be sure to use a brake with bore diameter of proper size. Some barrels have been threaded for 223 size threads, but are .30 or larger. The bore in the brake which is standard on 223 threads is too small for the larger bullet to pass thru.
I found that out the hard way.
Do not expect movie quiet sound. The sonic crack is about like a 22 Magnum.
Subsonic is about like a pellet gun but has killing power more similar to a mid power handgun.
It made every rifle shoot more accurately. I shot an antelope in Wyoming last year at over 800 yards and love not messing with shooting muffs.
They are well worth the cost and wait.
October 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm #13221
I am fortunate in that we have been allowed Moderator/Silencers for several years now here in the UK and as a result we have them available from all over the place and some home grown too. I have two from Norway, A-TEC Maxims, one I use on my .222 and .243 and another I use on my .308 and 30-06. They came with the standard thread and spigot of 15 x 1 as was standard on all my Blaser barrels. I have used others but have either found those heavy or not so good at attenuation. The A-TEC ones I have had for some time and found them ideal as they are made from alloy with stainless baffles so no gas cutting -so far.
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December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am #13339
The best choice available for the hunting rifle is the Silencerco Harvester.
Lightweight titanium built, thread on, handles .30 cal magnum cartridges, and is around $500.
I have Surefire cans for other rifles but I didn’t want a big ugly brake on my Blasers so I bought a thread on can. i didn’t get a Harvester just because it wasn’t available when I ordered but if I were to do it today that’s what I’d get. My buddy has one and it’s fantastic.
All that said, I think traditional hunting with a can is overrated.
January 25, 2017 at 5:12 am #14886
Tripper, thanks for the great info. I would like to put a muzzle brake and suppressor on my R93 300 Weatherby and would like it done correctly at one time. I would like a quick disconnect if possible as well. I am new to the suppressor world and want to do it right.
April 21, 2017 at 9:04 am #15024
Hausken ore A-Tec frome Norway are probably the best ones. You will newer use a brake after trying one of those 🙂
August 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm #15172
Been away from the site for a while and this is a late response – sorry about that.
I have a Thunderbeast arms 30-P direct thread on titanium suppressor for my LRS-2 barrels.
Thunderbeast focuses on building suppressors for long-range competitive shooters and adding this to my kit did not change the inherent accuracy of any of the LRS 2 barrels that I have (223, 22-250, 6.5×55, 308, 300WM). There is a POI shift straight down of 1.75 inches at 100 yards with the suppressor but this shift is consistent and identical for all barrels and loads I have tested. Needless to say I am very impressed with its performance.
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