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#5552765 - 01/19/15 07:55 PM Suppress or not to suppress?
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I have a 16 inch DI AR 556 I do not reload

It is strictly my pig hunting gun.

I keep going back and forth on whether or not it is worth it to can it.

2 weeks ago I took a shot at a pig running by and I didnt have time to get my ear protection on and my frickin ears are still ringing from it.

What are the pros and cons?


Edited by Bigfoot (01/19/15 07:55 PM)
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#5552799 - 01/19/15 08:07 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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I think you answered your own question. Pros: it's more quiet and adds about 7" to barrel length. Cons: it cost about $1000


Edited by Tye (01/20/15 07:03 AM)
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#5552803 - 01/19/15 08:11 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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#5552820 - 01/19/15 08:16 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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I went through this debate myself, finally decided to get a suppressor.

Why? I want to keep hunting pressure down where I hunt and save my hearing.

Gun trust: $200
Stamp: $200
Suppressor: $600 (Looking at the Griffin Armament sportsman or silencerco harvester)

I am right at $1,000 total for everything, next time I buy a suppressor it will be much cheaper.

Pros:
- Reduce sound and increase concealment
- Save Hearing
- More Enjoyment
- Reduce pressure

Cons:
- Spending money

Seems like a no brainier to me.
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#5552885 - 01/19/15 08:45 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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The answer is to always suppress. The only negative is length and weight. IMO any cost associated with running suppressors is offset by saving your hearing.


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#5552970 - 01/19/15 09:22 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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I don't understand the question. There are people who choose NOT to suppress? Length and weight are the physical negatives but they make lighter suppressors for that reason.
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#5552979 - 01/19/15 09:24 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Toxarch]
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Originally Posted By: Toxarch
I don't understand the question. There are people who choose NOT to suppress? Length and weight are the physical negatives but they make lighter suppressors for that reason.


10 or so ounces savings compared to stainless steel and around $400. Gotta love titanium!


Edited by Tye (01/19/15 09:25 PM)
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#5553061 - 01/19/15 10:09 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Registered: 06/22/14
Posts: 360
Loc: Stephenville
Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I went through this debate myself, finally decided to get a suppressor.

Why? I want to keep hunting pressure down where I hunt and save my hearing.

Gun trust: $200
Stamp: $200
Suppressor: $600 (Looking at the Griffin Armament sportsman or silencerco harvester)

I am right at $1,000 total for everything, next time I buy a suppressor it will be much cheaper.

Pros:
- Reduce sound and increase concealment
- Save Hearing
- More Enjoyment
- Reduce pressure

Cons:
- Spending money

Seems like a no brainier to me.


I happen to be looking at those two as well. You leaning toward one or the other? I didn't find many reviews on the Griffin.

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#5553101 - 01/19/15 10:39 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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Why would you not is the question,

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#5553158 - 01/19/15 11:26 PM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Anton Chigurh]
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Originally Posted By: Anton Chigurh
Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I went through this debate myself, finally decided to get a suppressor.

Why? I want to keep hunting pressure down where I hunt and save my hearing.

Gun trust: $200
Stamp: $200
Suppressor: $600 (Looking at the Griffin Armament sportsman or silencerco harvester)

I am right at $1,000 total for everything, next time I buy a suppressor it will be much cheaper.

Pros:
- Reduce sound and increase concealment
- Save Hearing
- More Enjoyment
- Reduce pressure

Cons:
- Spending money

Seems like a no brainier to me.


I happen to be looking at those two as well. You leaning toward one or the other? I didn't find many reviews on the Griffin.


I only saw 1 review on YouTube of the Griffin sportsman, otherwise it's a new can that hasn't been tested much. I called up silencer shop, talked to the guy and he said it is almost identical to the silencerco harvester. He said he likes both and they are great for bolt action rifles. I just wish silencer shop carried the tapered mount Griffin model, all they have us the thread on.

I personally do not like the muzzle break on the silencerco harvester. Apparently it helps reduce recoil? Both come with a lifetime warrenty which is nice.
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#5553261 - 01/20/15 05:31 AM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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Registered: 12/13/14
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Loc: dfw
Having shot a can for years now, I still wear hearing protection when I practice.

If only taking one or two shots, no hearing protection is fine. If I plan on taking more shots than that, out come the foam ear plugs.

The best can in the world can't take away the crack of a bullet. Unless, of course, you are shooting subsonics.

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#5553451 - 01/20/15 08:11 AM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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I've put 50-60 rounds through my 300WM with my suppressor on in one setting, with no hearing protection. No issues here at all. I love shooting suppressed. Can't remember the last time I shot without a can.

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#5553550 - 01/20/15 09:08 AM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Registered: 06/22/14
Posts: 360
Loc: Stephenville
Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I only saw 1 review on YouTube of the Griffin sportsman, otherwise it's a new can that hasn't been tested much. I called up silencer shop, talked to the guy and he said it is almost identical to the silencerco harvester. He said he likes both and they are great for bolt action rifles. I just wish silencer shop carried the tapered mount Griffin model, all they have us the thread on.

I personally do not like the muzzle break on the silencerco harvester. Apparently it helps reduce recoil? Both come with a lifetime warrenty which is nice.


The Griffin Taper mount does look more robust than the other one. The Silencrco Omega looks interesting as well.

And to the OP, sorry for the thread hijack. I vote to suppress, I just did my trust and will order a can soon. I too forget the earplugs often when hunting and would like to not have to worry about hearing loss.

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#5553655 - 01/20/15 09:55 AM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Misfire]
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11285
Loc: Sachse, TX
Originally Posted By: Misfire
The answer is to always suppress.


Agreed!
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#5553745 - 01/20/15 10:34 AM Re: Suppress or not to suppress? [Re: Bigfoot]
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suppress it. duh
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