Getting second suppressor, which one?

bluegrasspicker

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I'd like to pick up a second suppressor to go with the 9" SAS Arbiter that I already own. The Arbiter spends most of its time traveling between a precision rifle and a 8" 300Blk on an AR platform, with a rare visit to a couple other rifles.

I'd like to leave the SAS on the precision rifle and put the new can mostly on the SBR.

I'm leaning towards either an Ultra-5 or the (new, I think) K9-L from SAS.

The 6" K9-L from SAS seems like a good choice because it's short and fits the TOMB mounts already on four rifles. According to the manufacturers' spec sheets it's 6 1/2 oz heavier and an extra .25" in OD than the Ultra-5. That's not attractive unless there's a good reason for the extra weight and size, like maybe it's quieter. The Ultra-5 makes sense because it's lighter and shorter. It just wouldn't fit the other rifles with the current muzzle devices.

I've never seen either in person, so I can't compare their effectiveness. I've read a bunch about the Ultra-5, but not so much the K9-L. If anyone's tried the K9-L I'd really like to hear about it.

On the flip side, I could go with a 7" can for better suppression, in which case I'd be tempted to go with the SAS Reaper over the Ultra-7 due to the TOMB mounts.

If anyone would care to share their thoughts on this I'd very much appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Not sure if you have checked out the Lane cans or not. If I wasn’t going with a TBAC that would be my second choice. I’ve seen some of these around and I have to say they are very impressive.
 

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Well, reasoning's a funny thing. I don't think the 5" can would provide enough suppression from what I've read. Given the weight of the 6" can from SAS that puts me to a 7" can. Going for a 7" can doesn't really seem like it's worth a grand to save 2" over the can that I already have, so I think I'm "canning" the suppressor purchase for now.

This is far too practical of a realization and completely out of character. Someone please help me spend my money...
 

bluegrasspicker

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Thanks for the suggestion, but the Surge is a bit heavy for my purposes.

I'll be sure to hit the gym.

Since you have one, I'd like to ask a question. When you change it from 7.5" to 9" or change the plates is the poi the same?
 

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I've got 3 TBAC and one Rugged Obsidian and like them all. The Rugged floats between a 9mm, 22 and 300 blkout and the 3-TBACs are on either a 22, 6.5 and a 300 blkout. The Rugged is quick and easy to change from full to short - 6 to 8"