Today I was shooting a new 6XC custom build and put on the Ultra 9 in 6.5 and was shocked at the sound reduction. The fellow with me said even the “crack” was muted. It never occurred to me it was because of the 26” barrel. Makes sense..thanks for sharing!I'm on the extreme end of the length equation. 28" barrel, 9" Ultra. The length has only tripped me up once at a match where we were shooting from inside a culvert pipe. It was pretty unwieldy. Aside from that, it's been fine for me. Granted, the matches I shoot don't typically have a lot of ports that must be shot through.
Don't forget, in addition to being faster, longer barrels are inherently quieter due to reduced pressure at the muzzle.
It's not very relevant to the discussion, but my 28" 6 Dasher with the Ultra 9 is the quietest CF rifle I've ever heard. People comment on the fact whenever they are around it.
I just picked up a 9 and have a 338 wth paperwork started. interested in what people say that have a 7 and 9Reviving this. Ultra 7 vs 9 users. Any new thoughts on which you prefer to use overall?
I was the same way so I just started with a 7. I’ve got a 9 in jail and will add a 338 at some point. I’ve been very happy with the 7 and it’s my most used can. It’s the perfect balance between length and suppression for my use on a hog hunting SBR rig.5 (short and compact) vs. 7 (all around performance) vs. 338 (covers all the bases, it’s just long).
I feel like I have my mind made up and put the can in my cart, then I go back to the forum and find a new post that changes my mind. What a vicious cycle. I guess the only solution is to buy multiple cans?
This I agree with. I’m about to pull the trigger on both a 6.5 and a .30 cal (gonna do two different colors for ID safety) I plan on leaving the 6.5 in my match gun and swappitthe .30 around as I have many rifles.I was the same way so I just started with a 7. I’ve got a 9 in jail and will add a 338 at some point. I’ve been very happy with the 7 and it’s my most used can. It’s the perfect balance between length and suppression for my use on a hog hunting SBR rig.