Rebel Silencers – Longest Suppressor Ever?

Rebel Silencers

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:


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  • tipsey

    Remarkably unimpressive.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Overcompensating.

  • iksnilol

    I dunno, industry stamdard in Europe​ includes at ear measuring.

  • thedonn007

    I am surprised there was not a baffle strike.

  • What would they call it if they released it as a single product, The Bafflestriker 5000?

  • ORCON

    Kinda jumping the gun here guys? The first is still a half day away.

  • HSR47

    Well over 3 feet long and it still sounds awful. It’s from Rebel though, so that is an utterly unsurprising result.

    • iksnilol

      125 db at ear is pretty good for .308.

      • HSR47

        It might be if I believed that their testing methodology was valid, if I believed that they were using good metering equipment, if I believed that their metering equipment was properly calibrated, and if I believed that the numbers from this “test” were at all close to what users could expect from a single one of these mufflers.

        There’s also the fact that dB numbers are not always a direct reflection of how good or bad a particular muffler sounds — tone matters a lot more than a lot of people understand.

        • Moonman45

          you can call it whatever you want but making up random parameters that you fail a manufacturer on before any reviews are even out seems a little stupid dontcha think?

  • Juggernaut

    It’s a lot cheaper than buying a ‘Vette.

  • lostintranslation

    “In restless dreams I walked alone
    Narrow streets of cobblestone
    ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
    I turn my collar to the cold and damp
    When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
    That split the night
    And touched the sound of silence.”

  • Ben Loong
  • Tassiebush

    The metro seems a bit longer. http://www.metrogun.com/metro_images/10.jpg

    • iksnilol

      You mean the one that isn’t legally a suppressor because… reasons?

  • jonp

    I’ve never seen a .308 at 125db. What is the normal and how does this compare to 1, 2 etc and 5? I guess its just a fun thing with no practical value but I’d be interested in what the muzzle db was vs ear and the readings on the different lengths from one to the max.

  • Mystick
    • Giolli Joker

      That picture is famous and the similarities with body parts even more so, however it’s the first time that I realize that it seems to be a modular construction, of possibly just 2 elements in 4+1 configuration.
      Neat.

      • Mystick

        There are other pictures out there of it being assembled. Google “artillery suppressor”… pretty interesting. I believe it was a German experiment.

    • AlDeLarge

      ooshhhha

  • koolhed

    Still LESS RIDICULOUS than the Jesse James Football suppressor.

  • ChiptheBarber

    If I owned a suppressor company, I would have fun toys like this too.

  • MikeSmith13807

    I don’t care what the industry standard is, the most relevant testing location for most buyers is at each of the shooter’s ears.