Q Suppressors

Mar 21, 2012
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I've been scouring for reviews and such for their suppressors but looking for any first hand experience that may be lurking here.

I've had a TBAC 30p-1 for several years and love it; but looking to pick up another 30 cal can. The goal of course being dropping 6-8dB based on updated design(s) and industry competition etc. I'd be open to an Ultra as well but they are out of stock most the time it seems.

Anyone have experience or been around a TBAC (newer Ultras) vs Q, or any can compared to Q for that matter.
 
Mar 8, 2017
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Doesnt thunderbeast do recores of the 30p1? That helps to get the one you have quieter. As for wanting to get another can, thunder beast ALWAYS comes up multiple times in a which can thread.

Popcorn factor was big previously. If you haven't read that one you should. Thunderbeast seems like a much better company all around to me.
 
Mar 21, 2012
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Doesnt thunderbeast do recores of the 30p1? That helps to get the one you have quieter. As for wanting to get another can, thunder beast ALWAYS comes up multiple times in a which can thread.

Popcorn factor was big previously. If you haven't read that one you should. Thunderbeast seems like a much better company all around to me.
Wow, I had no idea they did recores. Sure enough though, take it up to ultra 9 - no paperwork and much quicker turnaround.

Thanks for heads up
 

SLG

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Wow, I had no idea they did recores. Sure enough though, take it up to ultra 9 - no paperwork and much quicker turnaround.

Thanks for heads up
I've talked to Zac a fair bit about that option, and I'm not saying its a bad way to go. You do gain the performance, but you don't gain the weight savings or another can, and the cost last time I checked was something like $750. For that kind of money, I want a seperate, lighter can.
 
Nov 9, 2017
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Don't have any experience with thunderbeast but I went with the Q thunderchicken. Has everything I want. Lightweight while still having great sound suppression with larger internal volume, tapered muzzle device that doesn't carbon lock or walk off and I can put on multiple hosts. I've only shot it with 300 blk until I receive my tax stamp, but even indoors the subsonic sounded great. I plan to use it on a 6.5 bolt gun as well.


Short video of my first shots through the can if interested.
 

346ci

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Thunderbeast seems like a much better company all around to me.
This would seal the deal for me, TBAC checks all the boxes. From the way q conducted themselves in that other thread and not having any products that are a game changer, I could care less.

I've considered the re-core for my 30P-1 but after the costs, I'd rather have another can. It still sounds good against my other modern 30 cal cans.
 

NateVA

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The owner of Q seems to be the common denominator in a lot of animosity with respected names in the industry. Area 419, TBAC, Bartlein barrels, and I'm sure many others. I don't think I'd be comfortable supporting a company like that.
 
Mar 6, 2017
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The owner of Q seems to be the common denominator in a lot of animosity with respected names in the industry. Area 419, TBAC, Bartlein barrels, and I'm sure many others. I don't think I'd be comfortable supporting a company like that.
Was anything that he said on here disproven? Just curious. I was looking into buying one of their El Caminos.
 
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Does anyone have any accuracy data and repeatability data with the trash panda or the thunder chicken?

Looking for actual results, don't care about your opinions

Thanks
Would also like to see some reliable meter results just to see if the tubeless and larger diameter really performs over a TBAC ultra.
 
Likes: ruebarb
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Does anyone have any accuracy data and repeatability data with the trash panda or the thunder chicken?

Looking for actual results, don't care about your opinions

Thanks
I will soon. My thunder chicken just got out of jail. I've only shot it enough to set the gas blocks on my AR's. Testing accuracy and repeatability on my bolt gun is next on the to do list. I'll try to remember to post results here when I'm done.
 
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Feb 14, 2017
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Ok, so I shot my thunder chicken today on my tikka 260. I shot six 5 shot groups, alternating off and back on with the suppressor between each group. The suppressor didn't seem to help or hinder accuracy at all. POI shift was 1 MOA down, and maybe a hair to the right, like a 1/4 MOA. It was a pretty consistent shift, within the error of my shooting. My tikka is wearing a 26" medium Palma barrel. I was shooting prime ammo, which my gun doesn't exactly love, so it was hard to say definitively what the results were. I will try it again once I get a load worked up for the new barrel. I might also try torquing the suppressor on to see if that makes the shift more consistent than just going hand tight with it. That is one nice feature of the suppressor, the ability to use a socket on the front cap, or a wrench at the mount side to install or remove it.

This is my first suppressor, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but my general impressions of it are good. The mounting system is simple and I have had no problems with it sticking or getting loose while swapping it back and forth between the tikka, two ar15's and an ar10. On the gas guns I am running superlative arms adjustable bleed off gas blocks, and with the gas blocks set to bleed off excess gas, there is little to no gas coming back through the chamber while using the suppressor.
 
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