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Westernhntr

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I'm in the market for a lightweight shorter suppressor for my 338 LR hunting rifle.
The Crux Ark 338 is just about perfect size and weight wise, my question is are they good for a precision rifle?
I'm not seeing much for reviews on the Crux suppressors in general..
Are they solid?
 

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i wanted the axe in a 6.5 from crux but couldn't justify the purchase based on a few things:

1. past history of the company
2. at the time no real world data to support their claims
3. a general distrust of the owner/spokesperson in the videos. just seemed untrustworthy
 

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I'll sacrifice weight and length on a suppressor for good customer service. There is no better 338 suppressor out there other than TBAC.
 

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Maybe you guys missed the part about shorter and lighter...
There's got to be something out there besides the TBAC
Most 338 cans are geared for 338 LM / NM or similar. Shorter and lighter isn't a great mix for suppressing 90+ gr of powder.

Not all that many 338 options out there. I'm not aware of any shorter (under 9"), lighter 338 cans besides the Crux, mainly due to how majority of the 338 cans will be used on a LM or NM, possibly larger powder capacity cartridge.
Griffin Armament does a lightweight 338 can, 7075 body, that is light but still over 9" long. I'm not sold on a 7075 body personally.
Sig has a 338 but 9.5" long.
AAC, SAS, SiCo, SF, Liberty and I'm sure a host of other smaller mfg'ers make 338 cans so you have options.

There is a reason for not many short, light 338 cans.
There are not many options for a sub 9", 338 can. If the Crux Ark 338 fits your criteria, or the Crux Saxon9, then get one and report back on performance, durability, suppresson, etc.

TBAC is dang hard to match, much less beat, for performance, quality of their suppressors, customer service and employees.
 
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I have a Crux Archangel that I still need to go through the paper work to get (long story not involving Crux, but my residency status and getting called back to work in Canada). But it's been in the works for a long time. I purchased a Crux Archangel because of the following reasons:

1. Being in Texas, there was a few people around me that were really happy with their Crux cans and vouched for them
2. Specs were pretty good
3. I was able to get a demo can with less then 100 rounds shot through it for $800, which I thought was pretty reasonable for a titanium can with the specs it has

Now that I have my green card and going to be establishing residence again in the US, I will be going through the paperwork again to get it. From the reviews on here on SH, I'm a little hesitant, their reputation isn't stellar on here. With new management, supposedly things have gotten better? But I haven't really heard any consensus on the new management. I thought about trying to get a refund for my can, but looking around, I don't think I can get a titanium can with similar specs for anything less then double the price of what I paid for my demo Crux, so at this point I figure I may as well just go for it.

I hope I don't encounter any problems with my Crux can, and if so, I hope management takes care of it appropriately. Curious to hear if anyone has any recent experience with Crux.
 

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I’ve ran a 375 Ark for the past 2 years with 0 problems, however, finding muzzle breaks for additional rifles has been extremely difficult.
 

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My Crux suppressor was fine until a piece broke off the blast baffle. Sent it in for warranty repair 4 months ago. Now I can't get anyone to call back or answer my emails. Nothing.

I even emailed Silencer Shop and notified them. Nothing. No response from anybody.

Curtis, the owner of Crux, if you are reading this get off your ass and send me my can back.

I'm running out of options.
That's shitty and discouraging to hear.

Is Curtis even involved anymore? I thought Crux was under new management.
 

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I should call Crux and see if they even still have my suppressor that I've already paid $800 for. They said they would hold it for me no problem, but the person who said that is no longer at the company.

I'm going to call Monday, I'm curious now.
 

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Looking for a .338 can you say?? Check out the Griffin Sportsman Ultra Light 338!

Overall Length: 8.75"
Weight: 12.7 Ounces
Materials: 17-4 PH SS, and 7075-T6 Aluminum
Attachment: Taper Mount

*FULLY USER SERVICEABLE* - meaning you can return the can to factory weight and performance specs after thousands of rounds, extending the life of your silencer.


 
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Westernhntr

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My Crux suppressor was fine until a piece broke off the blast baffle. Sent it in for warranty repair 4 months ago. Now I can't get anyone to call back or answer my emails. Nothing.

I even emailed Silencer Shop and notified them. Nothing. No response from anybody.

Curtis, the owner of Crux, if you are reading this get off your ass and send me my can back.

I'm running out of options.
Interesting story because I found this exact post from 2 years ago on the Ar15 forum.
I smell a Troll...

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My Crux suppressor was fine until a piece broke off the blast baffle. Sent it in for warranty repair 4 months ago. Now I can't get anyone to call back or answer my emails. Nothing.

I even emailed Silencer Shop and notified them. Nothing. No response from anybody.

Curtis, the owner of Crux, if you are reading this get off your ass and send me my can back.

I'm running out of options.
OP; How much more do you need to know ? :rolleyes:
 

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Crux makes a good can. Definitely not the quietest out there, but they are rated for really short barrels and are pretty light. Mine is a 338 can as well, and it works fine. The TBAC 338 is definitely quieter though...
 

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I’ve ran a 375 Ark for the past 2 years with 0 problems, however, finding muzzle breaks for additional rifles has been extremely difficult.
Have you used the Ark for precision shooting?
Any accuracy issues?
How is the recoil reduction and sound suppression?
Thanks for sharing your ACTUAL experience!
 

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I'd like honest replies from people with experience only.
I have no use for speculators and liars!
You're getting the answer to your question. The problem is..... you're not listening!

The tbac 338 ultra is so far superior to any other 338 can on the market. The little bit of extra weight or length is miniscule in comparison.

There's your answer.
 
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I have not used the Ark for precision shooting, however it didn’t affect the zero of the rifle when I installed it. It has excellent sound and recoil reduction. It has made the rifle fun to shoot. I wish that other members had good luck with the company, as their product is top notch.
 

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You're getting the answer to your question. The problem is..... you're not listening!

The tbac 338 ultra is so far superior to any other 338 can on the market. The little bit of extra weight or length is miniscule in comparison.

There's your answer.
Dude please read my post!!!
I'm not asking about the Tbac or any other suppressor..
I'm asking about the Crux, I want the good and the bad but I want REAL experience with them.
If you don't have experience with these suppressors then I don't care what you have to say, not trying to be rude but holy crap I'm tired of these posts always getting derailed
 

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I have not used the Ark for precision shooting, however it didn’t affect the zero of the rifle when I installed it. It has excellent sound and recoil reduction. It has made the rifle fun to shoot. I wish that other members had good luck with the company, as their product is top notch.
Thanks for sharing, do you by chance have a video shooting your Ark 338?
I'd love to hear how they sound.
 

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If you like shitty CS and massively exaggerated claims, get a Crux.

If you want a can that actually performs and amazing CS, get a TBAC.

See, was that so hard?
 
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Westernhntr

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If you like shitty CS and massively exaggerated claims, get a Crux.

If you want a can that actually performs and amazing CS, get a TBAC.

See, was that so hard?
Have you used a Crux?
I'm open to your comments if they're first hand, don't need shit from a smart ass though..
 

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Yes I have used a Crux. I wasn't dumb enough to then go buy one and need their CS.

What you need is to learn how to do some basic research and reading. You have forums full of Crux owners cautioning you against buying their cans. You have tons of TBAC owners saying the opposite. The writing isn't on the all, IT IS THE WALL at this point. Jesus, just realize that Crux isn't a good company and shouldn't get your money, and that there are several better places to buy a good suppressor already.

If even 15% of the feedback on one can/company is negative, while on the other can/company 0% is negative, you have your conclusion right there. But with Crux it isn't 15%, more like 50%+.
 

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i have a couple of crux. they turned around the blown up can repair in a few months. that was a couple years ago. i dont shoot them much, but one is my direct thread dedicated on my AR-10.
 

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i have a couple of crux. they turned around the blown up can repair in a few months. that was a couple years ago. i dont shoot them much, but one is my direct thread dedicated on my AR-10.
What do you think of them? Do you own any other cans to compare them to?
 

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Any other cans, yes, im about 20 stamps deep these days. ive never done a side by side. i shot one for a while on an SBR 300 BO, shooting supers and it was fine, but i never did any head to head comps. I will say i feel my TBAC gets my trust and more heavy duty volume and long range work, since its a CB attach. The two Crux ARK 30's are direct thread and i have them for the 300 BO and my AR-10.

I think the designs are good and the engineering is good, but i think Curtis got a little overwhelmed with production, paperwork, customer service etc. I know he had several people working for him that he went through them quickly in a few years. They either were completely unreliable or incompetent, but maybe im wrong. Its been several years since i stopped by his shop and basically at that time he was the only one working there. and i get that its hard to find good help. i got both those cans on group buys early on, so i dont have much into them. and they repaired one so its basically brand new.

i really wish them and everyone involved in their new ownership lots of luck. i think they have a great foundation of prpduct line but i think they have a long way to go to repair the customer service aspect and that reputation.

TBAC is king of the mountain, to be sure. but i think there is room in the market for many people.


*scurries off to use the 50% cert on a TBAC SR338. doesnt actually own a 338 anything* ;)
 
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Yes I have used a Crux. I wasn't dumb enough to then go buy one and need their CS.

What you need is to learn how to do some basic research and reading. You have forums full of Crux owners cautioning you against buying their cans. You have tons of TBAC owners saying the opposite. The writing isn't on the all, IT IS THE WALL at this point. Jesus, just realize that Crux isn't a good company and shouldn't get your money, and that there are several better places to buy a good suppressor already.

If even 15% of the feedback on one can/company is negative, while on the other can/company 0% is negative, you have your conclusion right there. But with Crux it isn't 15%, more like 50%+.
Cool
Thanks for sharing your shitty experience with Crux.
I spoke with a credible person in the suppressor industry who's tested the Crux lineup and he told me to stay the hell away.
I'll take the advice...
I can read, and am capable of processing..
The hard part is sorting out the internet bullshit from all the week end warriors!
 
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If you aren't going to take advice from members here then why ask? Just buy your Crux suppressor that you obviously want and go about your days.
 
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Yes, but you keep telling others to basically fuck off if they don't have any experience with Crux.

The overwhelming majority of people posting here told you to look get a TBAC, and you ignore them. Clearly you want some sort of confirmation that Crux is the suppressor to get. So just buy it and shut the fuck up.