Recommend a 7.62 x 54 or >308 Winn suppressor


December 22, 2012, 12:33 AM
I'm in the market for a 7.62 x 54 or >308 Winn suppressor.

Who do you recommend?

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December 22, 2012, 01:44 AM
Thompson machine, they make a user serviceable .30 cal can. If your planning on shooting 7.62 x 54 though it and using surplus ammo the can will have to be cleaned, but if your reloading or shooting only name brand ammo the list of .30 cal cans is rather extensive and you will need to add some parameters like cost, weight, size, materials or noise reduction.

December 23, 2012, 10:53 PM
YHM 7.62 Titanium QD.
Fairly low price point, lightweight with titanium. Adapters go for about 60 bucks online, unless the recent panic has driven them thru the roof as well. Will adapt to any threaded barrel 30 cal and below. Simple attachment system that is tough and works well. Easily changed from gun to gun so you can just buy 1 and use it on many guns. Very quiet. Eliminates wear and tear on barrel threads if you remove it often.

Derek Zeanah
December 23, 2012, 11:00 PM
I've only experienced Thunderbeast suppressors, but I can't imagine anything better for precision shooting.

December 24, 2012, 02:05 PM
YHM is a bad idea if you plan to shoot surplus ammo. Unless they changed the design for the titanium line, but the stainless line cannot be taken apart. You absolutely need a user serviceable can if you are shooting corrosive surplus ammo. That is, if you want your expensive can to last

December 24, 2012, 02:38 PM
Just because a can isn't a take apart "user serviceable" does not mean it cannot be cleaned. There are methods that involve soaking them in chemicals. Most centerfire rifle cans currently on the market cannot be dissassembled.

December 25, 2012, 12:42 AM
It's more difficult to clean a sealed suppressor Vs. a user serviceable suppressor, that's why I pointed the op towards a Thompson Machine, they make a good product.

The OP want's a can for 7.62 x 54, I don't know many people that own precision guns in that caliber, most people who have those guns shoot surplus, unless their range has rules abut steel core or magnetic ammo.

I would not run corrosive ammo through a Thunderbeast for any reason. Running surplus 7.62 x 54 through a Thunderbeast would be like going out and buying a new Corvette and putting the cheapest gas you could buy in it.

December 25, 2012, 12:49 AM
Do you mean 7.62x51? That is the militarys version of the .308 Win. The 7.62x54 is the Mosin Nagant Russian round. ;)

December 31, 2012, 04:22 PM
The only "chemical" required to clean corrosive salts out of a suppressor is water, preferably warm or hot water. Not using a a YHM Titanium Phantom because it's not user serviceable is ridiculous, the fact that it's made of an alloy that's far more resistant to corrosion than stainless steel should keep it in one piece until you locate some hot water to pour through it.

Unless you're shooting a lot of cast bullets or rimfire through your 30 cal can, I can't see any reason that you'd even WANT a take apart can. It just adds a number of weak points and increases the chances of a catastrophic failure.

Personally, I make it a habit to thoroughly clean the baffles in my 7.62 Stainless Phantom every time I clean the baffles in the muffler on my pickup truck.

So far, it hasn't happened... :)

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