Good morning quiet time lovers and welcome to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator R2 7.62mm rifle suppressor. Last week we got a review of a high-performance suppressor cover From Liberty’s Defense. This week I wanted to take an updated look at a question that is probably asked the most often: “What are the best 300BLK suppressors on the market today?” A simple question with a handful of good answers, depending on your requirements.
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The Best 300BLK Suppressors Available
For me, picking a 300BLK suppressor primarily focuses on noise reduction. Sure, many Blackout shooters will use supersonic loads for hunting and defensive situations. But for the most part, everyone wants solid subsonic performance. Obviously there are other important criteria for 300 Blackout silencers. Here are my considerations in order:
- Noise reduction
- Mounting options – 1 3/8″-24 interface almost a requirement
- Blowback/back pressure mitigation – DI AR15’s can be unpleasant with bad gas regulation
- Weight – Small guns shouldn’t have heavy cans.
- Length/Diameter – Noise reduction requires internal volume
- Price – I’ll pay for quality and performance
- Special features – Modularity/wipes
- Availability – A bird in the hand…
- Durability – I’m not a full auto/mag dumping 300BLK shooter
Don’t take my word as gospel; there are many other makes and models not listed here that I don’t have experience with or other reviewers prefer for 300BLK use. Host varieties, barrel lengths and ammunition choices will all play a factor. Check out Rugged Suppressors, Innovative Arms(Reviews Pending), Thunder Beast Arms, Griffin Armament, SilencerCo (Omega 300, Omega 36M).
Dead Air Nomad Series:
My current favorite 300BLK suppressor is the Nomad series from Dead Air Armament (specifically the longer Nomad-L). They are all very quiet and feature a modular mounting system.
- Length: 6.5″
- Weight: 9.6 oz.
- Diameter: 1.735″
- Materials: Fully-welded Titanium 6AI-4V
- Finish: Raw titanium satin bead-blasted
- Mount: 5/8×24 thread pitch (KeyMo compatible)
- MSRP: $1099
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YHM Resonator R2
When it comes to price for performance, the YHM Resonator R2 is a near unbeatable value. And even though YHM sponsors Silencer Saturday, if the Resonator R2 actually sucked, I’d let them (and you) know.
- Overall Length: 6.95″ (7.825″ with Phantom® Q.D. Adapter)
- Diameter: 1.562″
- Weight: 16.802 Oz. (with Phantom® Q.D. Adapter)
- Material: 17-4 Ph SS and Heat Treated Inconel 718
- Finish: Matte Black Cerakote
- Method of Attachment: 1 3/8″-24 Adaptable Interface
- Rating: 17HMR through .300 RUM/.300 WIN MAG
- Full Auto Rated
- 300 Blackout: 8″ minimum barrel length
- MSRP: $650
- Manufacturer’s site: YHM – https://yhm.net/yhm-resonator-r2.html
- Silencer Shop: https://www.silencershop.com/yhm-resonator.html
SureFire SOCOM SPS300-Ti aka SOCOM762-Ti:
It looks like the lightweight SureFire can went through a name change. This is one of the quietest 300BLK offerings on today’s market and even with the mounting system, it is pretty light. Unfortunately it’s not modular and is priced at the upper end of the scale. But the performance is top notch.
Q Thunder Chicken/Full Nelson
Q’s full-size offerings are real performers, taking subsonic 300BLK to the next level. While I like the Cherry Bomb mounting system, the Thunder Chicken doesn’t provide modular mounting solutions.
Energetic Armament VOX-S:
The Vox excels at supersonic performance, but with the wipe installed, subsonic 300BLK is very quiet. It features modular mounting options, removable/swappable end caps and space-age materials. The Vox is priced right too.
Dead Air Wolfman
Although it’s built for sub guns and pistol caliber carbines, the Wolfman can handle subsonic 300BLK. And with the wipe installed, it’s very quiet. It’s modular – short and long configurations – and can take a variety of mounts.
SIG Sauer SRD762TI-QD (out of production)
The SRD762QD-Ti is one of the quietest 300BLK suppressors around, but it is going out of production to make way for SIG’s new silencers. The QD mounting system is not modular.
Rex Silentium MG10
While my review of the Rex MG10 didn’t earn an A+, I acknowledge that others may like the Rex Silentium 300BLK performance and that my experience is limited to a few range days. The cost is very reasonable and they come highly recommended from respected outlets like Hansohn Brothers and Suppressed Nation.
Shooting 300BLK subsonic suppressed is one of the most enjoyable activities that you can legally do alone, outside in the woods without fear of legal ramifications. Make it happen. Be safe and we’ll see you back here next week for another Silencer Saturday.
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