Looking to purchase my first suppressor, hopefully in the next few months. Looking at a rifle suppressor at this point, hopefully a handgun one later. Does anyone have any recommendations for a suppressor that will fit both a 5.56 and .308 rifle?
Provided you dont have a price limit.
And get caliber specific. Using a longer larger heavier less quiet .30 on a 5.56 isn’t so great.
Also 5.56 is loud, full stop. I recommend shorter and lighter. It really knocks the concussion down but handles decently especially on a pinned 13.9-14.5"
Durability, reliability, longevity, solid attachment/mounts, etc.
I’ve got the banish 30 and 223. You can use the 30 on a 5.56 with an available adapter, and I have done that and quite pleased with the results. These cans are all titanium and quite light. Happy with the noise reduction. I had to re-tap the 30 to get it to fit my .308 RPR, and was not pleased with the lack of follow up from Silencer Central, though I’ll admit I explained that I’d fix their screw up myself. If I had messed up it would have been $1k plus $200/stamp and a 14 month wait wasted. Sales response was " we’ll have our gunsmith get back to you" which never happened.My tap removed a fair amount of material, but now the can works great.I recently dissembled them to clean, and it was very straightforward. Cans spoiled me.
My first can was freed from jail recently. I went with the Deadair Sandman S. I wanted the ability to suppress 5.56 and I was fairly certain at the time I’d get 300 blackout for home defense. The 5.56 is still loud on my 13.7" shooting slow is semi-tolerable without ear pro if I had to shoot that way. Though it has got me thinking about a dedicated 5.56 can and probably something shorter for the longer rifle.
For 5.56 I’d say the sound suppression is a good factor but also the flash suppression and how the back-pressure is managed are considerations as well, with the last two being perhaps more important because you can’t suppress 5.56 all that much anyway.
This is my opinion. I own multiple suppressors in .30 and 5.56, full size and short, on barrels from 11.5-13.9-16 inches. You can’t make 5.56 quiet or hearing safe regardless, but even a short light suppressor makes a tremendous difference in the concussion/pressure wave/blast/flash