My new TBAC Ultra 5 CB FDE (well almost)

wjm308

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Last year Ray was posting some numbers comparing the different Ultra suppressors with different rifles, the Ultra 5 really impressed me for how well it suppressed and how small and light it was. I currently have a 30BA which is a 9" beast so I'm really looking forward to how the Ultra 5 will perform on my other rifles (6.5 CM's and 7 SAUM), but especially on my 9" 300BLK where I expect it to perform extremely well with subsonics.

Anyway, big shout out to Fred from Bison Tactical (@Fred @ Bison Tactical) who is always a pleasure to work with and a fount of knowledge! Big shout out to Ray at TBAC (@TBACRAY) who is also a great contributor here and so good to share knowledge. A big shout out to Silencershop for making submittals to the ATF for suppressors so easy with their online form and kiosks. This process was a heck of a lot easier than when I purchased the 30BA some years ago and if you've been on the fence about a suppressor I think now is a great time to buy, especially from Thunderbeast with their group buy - https://thunderbeastarms.com/gb/ (but hurry, it's only good until 10/10), but honestly, even without the GB discount they are still the best suppressors and with their compact break adapter I can quickly swap my suppressor to multiple rifles from .223 - .308, and yes, suppressors work and work quite well on smaller caliber cartridges.

And after all that I now have to wait 6-9 months while my suppressor sits in jail waiting to make its way to my SBR

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I had to order a 5” as well. Well, and a 22 take down. Thanks HansohnBrothers for making the purchase so easy and Ray for posting all the great videos comparing their cans. I think the ultra 5 is going to be perfect for my hunting rifle. Just trying to decide if I should wait and shoot it or just get a 338 ultra for maximum suppression on stuff where weight doesn’t matter.
 
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My 5” Ultra came in today of Form 3. Plan to mail off paperwork for it and 338 Ultra tomorrow. Best of both worlds and can swap depending on needs...bench vs hunting.
 

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I have an Ultra 9 and 22 Takedown. Trying to decide between the ultra 7 and the Ultra 5 for my next one.....
Ray will tell you the Ultra 7 but I chose the Ultra 5 because it averaged only 2-4db louder than the Ultra 7 when he was doing tests with 6.5 Creedmoor, the saying goes that the human ear can perceive a difference in volume every 3 decibels, the fact that this will mostly be sitting on a 300BLK with use on a 6.5 Creedmoor at the range (where I'm usually using ear protection anyway) and on hunting trips where only one shot is typically fired... well, I decided the benefits outweighed the cons with the Ultra 5. I would prefer the shorter/lighter package and was willing to sacrifice a few db to get there. Not trying to persuade you one way or the other, just explaining my decision making process.
 

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Ray will tell you the Ultra 7 but I chose the Ultra 5 because it averaged only 2-4db louder than the Ultra 7 when he was doing tests with 6.5 Creedmoor, the saying goes that the human ear can perceive a difference in volume every 3 decibels, the fact that this will mostly be sitting on a 300BLK with use on a 6.5 Creedmoor at the range (where I'm usually using ear protection anyway) and on hunting trips where only one shot is typically fired... well, I decided the benefits outweighed the cons with the Ultra 5. I would prefer the shorter/lighter package and was willing to sacrifice a few db to get there. Not trying to persuade you one way or the other, just explaining my decision making process.
Exactly the type of input I was looking for. Whichever one I get, it will be used on an AR 15 coyote rifle and a Rem 700 30-06 hunting rifle with a 24 inch barrel.
 

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^^^ Nice antelope Max, that's what I was hoping to do in Colorado this year with my son but it just didn't pan out. I get to watch them almost from my back porch :)
Not a big one but I hunt for meat and the freezer was almost empty. Hunting Antelope is good fun and even better when doing so suppressed. Unlike most hunters around here I actually predict where they will be and head out on foot. Last year I shot one at 587 yards. One shot and it was down.

My buddy, a Colorado LEO Sergeant was also running an Ultra 9. He had a doe tag and after a good stalk he put one down that was on the move in a healthy cross wind at 418 yards. He then carried her 1.1 miles nonstop while I humped his gear. Good thing I brought a spare shirt......

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