Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the mighty yet inexpensive Turbo K. Last week we answered the top 20 questions commonly asked by new and potential suppressor owners. This week we take a look at the Pew Science SSS – the Silencer Sound Standard and also get a preview of some upcoming Silencer Saturday reviews.
Upcoming Silencer Saturday Reviews:
Spring is in the air. Actually, it’s still an Arctic wasteland up here. But, Spring will eventually come and it will bring a crop of new suppressor reviews. As always, if there is something you want to see covered, please drop me a line. Here’s what we have coming up in the next few weeks:
- CGS – HYDRA-AL – (hot off today’s delivery truck from Silencer Shop)
- CGS – HYDRA-SS – (hot off today’s delivery truck from Silencer Shop)
- CGS – MOD 9 SK – (hot off today’s delivery truck from Silencer Shop)
- CGS – MOD 9 FS – (hot off today’s delivery truck from Silencer Shop)
- CGS – HELIOS QD – (hot off today’s delivery truck from Silencer Shop)
- OSS – RAD 9 – (in transit from Silencer Shop)
- OSS RAD 45 – (in transit from Silencer Shop)
- B&T – STATION SIX (patiently waiting Form 3 transfer)
- Knight’s Armament – MK23 (pending Form 3 transfer) Thanks to user ‘tallybeard’ and my friends at HKPro.com for helping me source one.
- Elevated Silence – Various models (initial conversation)
- Cadiz Gun Works – Econo Can (have yet to hit the purchase button)
SILENCER SATURDAY #167: Pew Science SSS
For years the industry has struggled to accurately relay suppressor performance to potential customers. Historically, military contracts focused a “hearing safe” 140 dB requirement and overall signature reduction to evade enemy detection. As commercial ownership has grown, our requirements have changed the way suppressors are made and tested – basic MILSTD metering at the muzzle is now only a small piece of the overall picture.
Fortunately, there are some innovators out there willing to go the extra mile in the name of silence science. Jay at PEW Science has developed a comprehensive methodology for rating suppressor performance using technology and his deep knowledge base.
Results are available to everyone as free version reports and a more detailed membership version that costs a few dollars a month. The write-ups are a silencer nerds dream, with graphs, plots, and lots of decibel ratings. Consider supporting Pew Science as a way to bring better silencer data to the industry.
Snippets from one of the free version reports can be found below.
PEW Science: Silencer Sound Standard
The PEW Science Suppression Rating™ is the new industry standard for silencer sound performance. Use it to determine how “hearing safe” a particular silencer, weapon, and ammunition is for your particular use case.
PEW Science: SSS.6.37 – CGS Hyperion and the Surgeon Scalpel Short Action 6.5 Creedmoor (Free Version)
Summary: When paired with the Surgeon Scalpel 22-inch 6.5 Creedmoor rifle in an AI AXAICS chassis and fired with Prime Ammo 130gr ammunition, the CGS Hyperion in the direct thread configuration achieved a Suppression Rating™ of 58.2 in PEW Science testing.
The CGS Hyperion is a full-size 30 caliber rifle silencer that possesses extreme sound signature suppression performance with high back pressure. The silencer has no perceptible first round pop and is significantly quieter than any rifle silencer shown in PEW Science Sound Signature Reviews in the supersonic flow regime, to date. The silencer, as tested, has a weight of 15 ounces, making it one of the lighter full-size .30 silencer systems on the market. Suppression performance of the Hyperion with 6.5 Creedmoor, like with supersonic .308, is extremely high.
Have a great week and we’ll see you here next weekend for another Silencer Saturday.
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