The team at Rebel Silencers have strung together six of their SOS-Hunter .308 suppressors to form what they are calling the longest suppressor in the world. In the video below you can see the yard stick-sized silencer hanging off the end of a bolt action test chassis. Using a meter with readings taken at the shooter’s ear, Rebel recorded 123 dB as the lowest reading observed.
This is a “test” I have wanted to see done with modular suppressors for some time now. Obviously there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to suppression levels and internal volume. But where is the line between performance gains and unwieldy novelty? Would you buy a 20″ suppressor if it meant maximum bench rest suppression and the ability to reduce the length to six or eight inches for more practical uses?
Honestly, I probably would sign up for such a monster. But then again, I’m a unique silencer owner.
Although I understand the safety concerns of holding a meter three feet past the muzzle of a .308 and I agree with a move towards some decibel testing taken at the shooters ear, I’m wondering in this case if the range’s overhang and the length of the silencer alter the readings for better or worse. I think it would be more prudent to test one meter out and 90 degrees from the silencer’s end cap per industry standard.
Rebel’s testing video is below.
The Rebel release reminds me of SilencerCo’s ‘Wizard Staff’ parody:
Here at Rebel Silencers we employ a rare business model. We’re majority owned by disabled Veterans, and most everyone here is a partner. What does that mean for you? It means that truly we care about the work that we do because our future depends on your satisfaction, 100%. We don’t punch a time clock, we all own this thing and we’re serious about what we do. We are a fun loving and lighthearted crew so expect words like ‘gubment’ and greetings like ‘howdy’ but rest assured constant improvement is our highest goal, and innovation is our creed.