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Posted: 11/11/2012 7:01:03 AM EST
...the Spectre II

l-r SWR Spectre II, Liberty Essence, HTA Guardian(upgraded to Kestrel baffles) and SilencerCo SS Sparrow
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 7:33:31 AM EST
No Element 2?
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 7:57:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By boomfab:
No Element 2?


February(ish)
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 8:38:59 AM EST
ok, why?
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 8:47:27 AM EST
Pretty simple...

1) Sound Reduction
2) Ease of Cleaning
3) Cost
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 10:04:18 AM EST
Well... how about runner up? Or a comparison.
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 10:33:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/11/2012 12:51:37 PM EST by slipjett]
Based on importance of my personal criteria, I would recommend in order(with some highlights/lowlights)

1) Spectre II - only negative is it ain't pretty
2) SS Sparrow - it's short and has noticeable frp compared to others in my possession
3) Essence - extremely light, not fun to disassemble, average suppression, expensive
4) Guardian - became expensive once I sent it in for Kestrel baffles, my ears think it became a louder can, easy to clean now
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 12:39:34 PM EST
My Spectre II will be home any day now.

I researched them all, and shot most of them. Not sure why the Spectre II does not get more love.

It does have a funky ass on it.
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 4:45:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/11/2012 4:46:46 PM EST by Conqueror]
If only SWR didn't include "95% uglier" on its list of upgrades for the Spectre II. I still don't understand this trend away from cylinders by the manufacturers. For any given length and diameter, the maximum volume is a cylinder. Including all the steps and narrow bits just eats volume and makes it look like a sewer pipe.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:44:05 PM EST
I'm gonna say the Spectre II. Here I am shooting mine with a Ruger MKIII and Tacsol upper.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:45:03 PM EST
I own a Spectre2 (upgrade) and the SS Sparrow... I don't know if I can recommend both because there isn't much difference between them, but they both rock. I can't say I pick one over the other ever, just whatever I grab first. I see absolutely zero reason to get any other 22 can besides those two.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 1:58:20 PM EST

SpectreII... Though I have the original spectre. It's built like a tank and is super fun to shoot. I did like the silencerco sparrow too but went with SWR.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 10:40:06 PM EST
Thanks for the side by side pic.

You pushed me off the fence onto the Spectre II side.

thanks for helping me spend my money...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 2:27:36 AM EST
Look at how they tested, and the comapny building them. Out of those, I went with the HTA Guardian with SS baffles.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:27:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By maggiethecat:
Look at how they tested, and the comapny building them. Out of those, I went with the HTA Guardian with SS baffles.


Really? How is it you think a small shop tested their product that the larger SWR/SiCo shop just could and did not do?

That's great if you have one and like it, I'm not knocking you, it could fit your uses and budget perfectly, and the more people happy with silencers the better. But... let's be realistic about decision making processes - HTA did not do special testing that no one else did not also do. On that note nothing seems special about that company. So no one can "look at how they tested and the company" and decide they make a better product.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:03:57 AM EST
Silencerco sparrow on my savage Mk ii. These are 3 videos of my set up with a 1st time shooter shutting it at 100 yards yesterday.

Federal bulk pack h.v.



Gem tech sub sonic rounds










Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:23:02 AM EST
I love my 2 sparrows but I had to get a Spectre II just for good measure.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:36:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By sanman28:
I love my 2 sparrows but I had to get a Spectre II just for good measure.


I like how you roll...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:43:34 AM EST
Lets see some Spectre II pictures!

Mine should be home any week now.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:24:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By slipjett:
Originally Posted By sanman28:
I love my 2 sparrows but I had to get a Spectre II just for good measure.


I like how you roll...


Thx. For the price silencershop has them right now its a no brainer.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:24:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By sanman28:
Originally Posted By slipjett:
Originally Posted By sanman28:
I love my 2 sparrows but I had to get a Spectre II just for good measure.


I like how you roll...


Thx. For the price silencershop has them right now its a no brainer.


I hear ya, they're about 50 miles from me, worse than having a crackhouse in the hood...
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