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  • Running 5.56 through a 7.62 can

     Maverick updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 16 Posts
  • Maverick

    Member
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Looking at my first can purchase.

    Interested in whether it is a bad idea to run 5.56 through a 7.62 suppressor?

    Reason being my largest caliber is 7.62. So I would be interested in the 7.62 can if I can run 5.56 through it. If not, I will just buy a 5.56 can.

  • jasonttka

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I run a Razor 762 on my 5.56 rifles, long bois and short bois. IIRC, you’ll likely experience less back pressure from 5.56 in a 30cal can. Sound may be a little louder, but 5.56 isn’t really “hearing safe” with a can anyway.

  • galecs19

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I run a Resonator R2 on my 7.62×39 and 5.56 ARs. Definitely go with a .30 Cal can for your first suppressor as it’ll be more versatile in the long run. Plus you’ll likely never get hearing-safe dB levels shooting 5.56 anyway

  • StupidNavyQuestions

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    No, you can do that, it won’t sound as good as it will with a dedicated 5.56 can just because its a bigger hole. But lets be honest. You’ll end up with both anyway.

  • aggie113

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    A Specwar 762 can was my first purchase over 10 years ago, I still don’t have a dedicated 5.56 can. The can is about 1db louder than a 5.56 Specwar can, and of course is heavier as well. I don’t mind the penalty so far.

  • Pale-Swim-933

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    tbh 556 sounds better out of my sandman s than my yhm turbo t2

  • mp8815

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    My omega 300 sounds great with the 556 end cap. It’ll work you just will usually have a longer suppressor.

  • _Bat_Fastard_

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    *Allegedly* the Saker 7.62 with a 5.56 end cap is actually quieter than the Saker 5.56.

    Since I have neither I can’t confirm.

  • IronsKeeper

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    If you have 5.56 and .30 cals, buy the 30 cal can first.

    You can use it on everything and snag a YHM Turbo K for cheap for the 5.56 when funds allow

  • Brufar_308

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    7.62 as a first can purchase for versatility is a great idea and is the way I went. My can works well on both calibers

    Moving forward I will have cans dedicated for each caliber / rifle as funds permit. But being able to use one suppressor on multiple rifles of different calibers is certainly do-able for getting started.

    Keep in mind that 5.56 and 7.62 rifles will have different threads on the barrels. So you will need an appropriate method to attach the suppressor to each rifle weather it be a quick release Muzzle device, or multiple direct thread endcaps for your can. Personally I would avoid using any sort of intermediate thread adapter between the rifle and suppressor to convert the threads. kinda asking for alignment issues with that route..

  • QuietBuck

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I use my SureFire SPS 300 (7.62) can on my 5.56 upper and have had zero issues. I would go with the 7.62 to start with if only buying one. That way you can run it on all your guns. A dedicated 5.56 will give you a few more decibels, but it is nice to be able to put my can on both uppers (300 blk/5.56).

  • smithleon12

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm
  • Gladius100a

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    My Griffin Armament Recce 7 works well enough on my 10.5 inch 5.56 sbr. It eliminates the horrendous muzzle flash and concussion but like others have said, 5.56 is never going to be hearing safe. The Recce 7 uses a taper mount so you have to use compatible taper mount muzzle devices on your hosts.

  • alienpower07

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I have the 7.62, I decided to go buy the 556 rc2 after because it’s shorter and lighter then the 7.62. I’m
    I’d go surefire RC2 or CGS helios qd. After that I’d say sandman s

  • rawley2020

    Guest
    May 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Aaron Cowan did a good review of the Sandman S. Has two end caps for 30 cal and 5.56 to give you a “two in one” if you’re into that.

    Or you can just accept the inevitable and buy both

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