Nearly all the .308 cans out there should work, given proper mount/threading, and concentricity to bore. .308 is standard NATO 7.62x51mm (except the latter has a higher chamber pressure due to the powder used). It is common for people to use .308 cans to suppress most .30 cal firearms.Hi everyone, I'd like some ideas for suppressors that would work well on the XCR in 7.62x39. I know Surefire, Advanced Armament Corp & Gemtech are top names in the biz. Can anyone give more details like model names they know have performed well. A friend told me a 7.62mm(.308) suppressor can be used on a rifle that shoots the 7.62x 39 round? Is this true...?
Alot of .308 setups are not hearing safe. Some are right on the edge.
Keep in mind that, generally, the larger the baffle and endcape I.D./port size is from the actual caliber, the louder the can will be. There are some designs that minimize this, but they are few and far in-between. For example, a can made specifically for .338 Lapua will not suppress .308/7.62x51mm as well as a can made specifically for .308.
Also, can volume has a huge effect on suppression. Some people opt to go with thinner, lighter, and shorter cans due to weight. These will generally not suppress as well a longer can with larger O.D. This is especially true with .308 cans due to the already large size to handle this round - so I include this little tidbit here for you to consider.
Most .308 cans are right on the edge of "hearing safe" when running standard velocity rounds. Some are a bit louder on some hosts. Just try suppressing an M14/M1A and you will see what I mean.