Newbie 30 cal suppressor help. Leaning towards Dead Air Sandman series

nikdanja

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Been looking hard at the Dead Air line of cans and impressed with the specs, reviews and customer service. These are the reasons why I want a can:

1. FUN at the range/sound suppression
2. protect life and property
3. Because people (Liberals) hate them

I’m going to be switching back and forth from a SBR 300 BLK 10” and SBR 556 12”. The can will live on the 300BLK a majority of the time just Incase something happens at night. A big perk is that there’s no suggested barrel lengths for the calibers I want to primary use it for.

That being said, I’m leaning hard towards the Sand man S and not the K. I feel I’ll have more fun at the range AND be able to protect my shit with a medium length can. I feel if I touch a round off in my house with the K can, I’ll still have some hearing loss compared to the S. From what I’m gathering the K series (which is smaller and lighter) has about a 5 db rating louder than the S. I like the middle of the road in both sound suppression and length/weight.

Anything I’m missing?
 
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WTFDUDE

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how much do you care about weight? price?
Here's an interesting article from this past september that made me pick the YHM Resonator R2 as it seems to the quietest suppressor for.308 among the 27 tested, for about half the price of any other and has a reasonable weight. Keep in mind it was for a bolt action rifle so baffle design on Resonator R2 for semiauto may be noticably louder at the ear of the shooter than the muzzle.
https://www.silencercentral.com/blog/we-tested-27-rifle-suppressors-heres-what-we-found/
 

Huskydriver

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I think the nomad sounds better than the s imo.

The s is def way quieter than the k.

I hate k cans on sbrs unless I was kicking doors for a living
 

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I do not own any Sandmans, but I was been able to shoot some on bolt guns and semiauto 556 guns at last years sniper comp. They sound really good for a 30cal can on a 556. I also like the mounting system, they are my third favorite mounting system. (SF, Knights, DeadAir). Not to throw a wrench in your thinking, but you may also want to consider a SF 300SPS. But, the DeadAir is definitely cheaper for pretty darn equal performance.
 

BoulderE89

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I have a DA nomad as my currently only rifle suppressor. Goes on my 300BO, multiple 556 guns and my 6.5 CM bolt action. Love that can to death. It’s insanely quiet on the 300 BO. Can’t speak for the sandman series but thumbs up for dead air in my experience