SilencerCo Gets Even Quieter with the Omega Suppressor
Matt Korovesis 01.23.15
At SHOT Show this year, SilencerCo introduced their new Omega suppressor. The Omega’s is described as being the “best of all worlds” when it comes to silencers, and after seeing and hearing it in action, I believe it.
The Omega is SilencerCo’s quietest centerfire rifle suppressor. When paired with subsonic ammunition like the company’s new Harvester 300 BLK load, the noise level at the muzzle can be as low as 119.5 decibels, 20.5 decibels below the level considered hearing-safe.
SilencerCo had a 300 BLK rifle equipped with an Omega and loaded with Harvester subsonics available for shooting at Media Day. Firing that rifle without hearing protection was completely safe, and often it seemed like the impact of the projectile into the berm or steel target downrange was louder than the report at the muzzle.
The Omega is rated for any caliber from 5.7x28mm to .300 Winchester Magnum. It reduces muzzle decibel levels to approximately 130.1 with 5.56x45mm and 133.9 with .308 Winchester.
The suppressor is made primarily of titanium and weighs only 14 ounces. It includes a 5/8×24 direct-thread mount, a quick-detach ASR mount, and an integrated muzzle brake. At just over seven inches long, it’s the shortest .30-caliber suppressor available.
Its MSRP is $1,100, and should be shipping to distributors shortly. It makes for an impressive addition to SilencerCo’s already formidable line.