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Posted: 1/19/2015 11:17:48 AM EST
The ultimate answer is get both. Just can't do it at the moment. Looking at a .556 can and a .22 can. I have a SBR but no .22 host. Cost wise I could pick up a .22 with suppressor for just the cost of the .556. Help me spend my money.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:18:41 AM EST
.22 can
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:19:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:20:08 AM EST by DDiggler]
Why a 5.56 can? Get a .308 can.

After the .22 can.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:20:47 AM EST
There's a dedicated suppressor forum.

I always recommend .22LR as a first suppressor.

Have you heard 556 suppressed before? Especially with an SBR. You will still need hearing protection.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:21:50 AM EST
If you have an SBR AR, get a good 5.56 can (I prefer thread-on). You'll never regret it.

.22lr cans are cool but mine sits idle these days due to neckbeard fucktardery.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:23:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Engineer:
There's a dedicated suppressor forum.

I always recommend .22LR as a first suppressor.

Have you heard 556 suppressed before? Especially with an SBR. You will still need hearing protection.

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I've shot a .22 suppressed, 9mm and ak. I know there's still a crack but it does tone it down quite a bit.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:26:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:28:22 AM EST by Baronvonphildo]
If I had it to do over again, I would have gotten the Silencer Co Octane 45 HD first. User servicable. Multi caliber with different pistons. It works as well as my .22 cans. Deadly quiet on my .38spc lever gun and .300blk. Does all my threaded pistols. For a dedicated rifle suppressor I wish I had never bought a 5.56. Still had to get a .308.

ETA : Well, there goes post 87
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:27:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Why a 5.56 can? Get a .308 can.

After the .22 can.
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This 30 cal gives you a lot more flexibility.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:28:40 AM EST
Can you not use a 5.56 can on a .22?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:30:10 AM EST
FPNI - .22 can is the gateway drug. In and out of the deal for a good can at $500.00.

You'll quickly be back for more cans.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:30:25 AM EST
I would get a 7.62 can first if I had it to do over again. Specifically a Saker 7.62 and get the 5.56 end cap.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:30:55 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ab_cartman:
Can you not use a 5.56 can on a .22?
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It will foul.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:31:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jmftexas:
I would get a 7.62 can first if I had it to do over again. Specifically a Saker 7.62 and get the 5.56 end cap.
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Heavy, long, what's not to love?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:31:14 AM EST
.22lr is generally the best for a first can.

If you're getting a rifle can, skip the 5.56 can and get a .30cal can.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:32:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Why a 5.56 can? Get a .308 can.

After the .22 can.
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A 5.56 can is shorter and lighter for the most part.

The sole exception I would make is to get a Surefire 762 MINI and use it on 5.56 primarily as it is the same size as the 556 SOCOM.

I went 308, 556, then 22LR and don't regret it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:33:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Engineer:
There's a dedicated suppressor forum.

I always recommend .22LR as a first suppressor.

Have you heard 556 suppressed before? Especially with an SBR. You will still need hearing protection.

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SBR or not I need hearing protection when suppressed as the port noise makes my right ear ring if I don't.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:33:34 AM EST
I use my 7.62 can on my .22 bolt gun. no shit, the first sub-sonic round, I pulled the bolt to make sure it wasn't a squib.

start with a 7.62

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:34:45 AM EST
Look at the Liberty suppressors mystic X. It will handle both of those and 51 other calibers.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:35:07 AM EST
Also, what's your budget? You'd be surprised at the pricing differences in the same can across different dealers.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:36:33 AM EST

Convert your SBR (556) to 300 blk...with just a barrel change...get the 308 can...

And let the fun begin...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:36:50 AM EST
Unless you're going for the lightest suppressor possible on a 5.56 go with a 5.56 specific suppressor.

Otherwise get something like the Silencerco Omega or Saker 7.62. The Saker has a 5.56 end cap that makes the 7.62 suppressor quieter than the 5.56 Saker.

I went ahead and got both a 7.62 and a .22 suppressor at the same time.

They are both in jail right now.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:39:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BamaTactical:
Look at the Liberty suppressors mystic X. It will handle both of those and 51 other calibers.
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But not the SBR - min barrel length with 5.56 is 16 inches.

Also the mystic isn't cheap - with mount, you are pushing $800.

A Spectre II is around $300 and a Specwar 556 is $550. Granted you have to pay for a second stamp but you then get two dedicated suppressors.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:39:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:


Heavy, long, what's not to love?
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By jmftexas:
I would get a 7.62 can first if I had it to do over again. Specifically a Saker 7.62 and get the 5.56 end cap.


Heavy, long, what's not to love?


silencerco omega may have just fixed that

light, auto rated and .30

can't wait to try one out
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:42:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 11:46:18 AM EST by jmftexas]
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:


silencerco omega may have just fixed that

light, auto rated and .30

can't wait to try one out
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Originally Posted By jmftexas:
I would get a 7.62 can first if I had it to do over again. Specifically a Saker 7.62 and get the 5.56 end cap.


Heavy, long, what's not to love?


silencerco omega may have just fixed that

light, auto rated and .30

can't wait to try one out


Did they ever clarify if the brake on the end can be removed or not? Seems promising though I would really like a 51T mount option just so I could use my existing mounts for my M4-2000.

ETA: For clarification I am not recommending using a 7.62 saker as a .22 can, as it would clearly be ridiculous. However at less than an inch longer and 2.9oz heavier than my M4-2000 I think the ability to also run 308, 300blk etc through it is well worth the trade off.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:50:49 AM EST
I am a beginner with suppressors but the 22 can I have gets messy internally due to the .22 ammo. I would not use my 556 suppressor with 22. Ammo.
That being said the 22 can is the most fun. It's light and quiet with subsonic ammo.

If I could start over I would buy a 22 can(the silencerco one rated for 5.7 x 28 also) and a lightweight titanium 308 can. Regular .308 cans are heavy but if you got a light one you could use it on your .308 and 556 guns. I would also buy a .45 can. Those three should give you the most flexibility.

I have a saker can from silencerco. It's nice because you can switch it from gun to gun with the nice mount it attaches to.
I bought a screw on advanced armament 308 can. I'm always worried it will come loose and result in a baffle strike. It is also harder to switch from gun to gun because it has a unique thread pitch(steyr 18 x 1) If I could do it over I would get some sort of quick disconnect system.

I would also buy a can you can disassemble and clean if possible.

There are a lot more knowledgable people on this forum but that is my 2cents from a newbie perspective
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:51:46 AM EST
Been looking at the specwar556 and spectre. These a local guy that manufactures .22 suppressors. They look good, cost $250. The only thing that bothers me is the tube is mild steel. Baffles are aluminum. Would prefer all aluminum or stainless. Not sure if the $250 covers dealer transfer.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:00:06 PM EST
Element 2 + 22/45 Lite



You won't be disappointed.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:02:40 PM EST
My first can will be an Octane 45HD. It can safely handle anything from 22LR to 44mag and 300 blackout. It can be disassembled for cleaning.

Next on the list after that is either a 22 sparrow or a 30 cal saker.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:02:54 PM EST
I met an arfcommer this weekend to go shooting. He brought out a couple suppressors. His silencer co one was fantastic. Cheap it was not but awesome it was. Dont know which model but it was a 556 can and i want one REALLY BAD!!! It worked great
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:06:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By chop13chop:
Been looking at the specwar556 and spectre. These a local guy that manufactures .22 suppressors. They look good, cost $250. The only thing that bothers me is the tube is mild steel. Baffles are aluminum. Would prefer all aluminum or stainless. Not sure if the $250 covers dealer transfer.
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Where in OH? PM me if you want

Mild steel tube is OK - aluminum baffles really limit your cleaning options. What kind of baffle design? Unless it's an encapsulated design, you will be cleaning more frequently to keep the baffles from being "welded" to the tube.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:11:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By chop13chop:
The ultimate answer is get both. Just can't do it at the moment. Looking at a .556 can and a .22 can. I have a SBR but no .22 host. Cost wise I could pick up a .22 with suppressor for just the cost of the .556. Help me spend my money.
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None of the above.

30 caliber can is the correct 1st purchase.

Then make a .22 can out of an old Maglite.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:11:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Why a 5.56 can? Get a .308 can.

After the .22 can.
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:13:53 PM EST
Get one for the Largest caliber that you have because you can always get adapters to use it on smaller calibers.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:20:03 PM EST
I bought a Spectre II for my first can in December. I went with a .22 can first because I want the "Hollywood" quiet and it's cheaper to shoot, sorta.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:21:23 PM EST
.22 Can

Multi cal Pistol Can

Multi cal Rifle Can
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:23:40 PM EST
.308 suppressor first
User serviceable .45 suppressor. That could be used for subsonic 300 BLK, 22 LR, 9mm, etc
22 LR third
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:05:10 PM EST
Whatever you pick, get a trust first. Wait times are 3-4 months
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:10:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IHTFP08:
Whatever you pick, get a trust first. Wait times are 3-4 months
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Way ahead of ya.
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