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17 hmr sound moderators

Postby AKT » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:06 pm

whats a good one for the hmr, i now have a sak on there, but can you get any thats quieter, i know its the crack thats heard, but if you dont ask you wont know :)
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Beer Hunter » Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:23 pm

The two hot HMR moderators of the moment are the DM80 and the Wildcat Whisper.

Both are an over-barrel design of roughly the same dimensions. The DM80 costs about £100 and the Wildcat £125.
Although most reviews say that the Wildcat is the quietest, I don't think that makes much difference. I think the real difference between them is that the DM80 is not finished to the same standard as the Wildcat - the Wildcat looking like the finished article and the DM80 looks like a prototype.

I had a Wildcat on my HMR (when I had one) and have a Wildcat on my .22LR (they are available in .22 and .17 sizes) and very happy with both.

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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby AKT » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:54 pm

thanks m8 :thup:
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby humperdingle » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:42 pm

I have a DM80 on my .17 and it's very good. It does look like a bit of black drain pipe, though. The Wildcat ones are very much purdier!
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby sidesy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:18 pm

wildcat have defo stepped up to the plate in terms of development when its comes to the predator 8 and whisperer...the .17 whisperer is actually calibre specific instead of going for the .22 wmr route...the predator 8 is lighter than the T8, doesn't rust and you can change or "pimp" spec to your rifles individual needs by changing the length of relfex chamber and baffles...in short...possibly the last silencer you will need to purchase....some thing's claim to be cutting edge technology...this in short is as future proof as it gets....can you tell i'm impressed.... :thup:
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby AKT » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:20 pm

wildcat it will be then :grin:
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Guesty » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:05 pm

According to Wildcat's literature, the standard Predator8 weighs 690g. According to Jackson rifles, the T8 weighs 630g.
Both are available in lighter variants.
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby jeff » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:18 am

Guesty wrote:According to Wildcat's literature, the standard Predator8 weighs 690g. According to Jackson rifles, the T8 weighs 630g.
Both are available in lighter variants.


They're both fullbore mods though - you wouldn't waste or want them on a HMR! :)

I had a DM80 when they were a lot less than £100 to buy, and it worked well and was then worth what I paid for it easily over the cheaper SAK it replaced. However, I'm not sure I'd pay £100 for one if there was something better finished for only £25 more and performance was comparable.
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Guesty » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:33 pm

jeff wrote:
Guesty wrote:According to Wildcat's literature, the standard Predator8 weighs 690g. According to Jackson rifles, the T8 weighs 630g.
Both are available in lighter variants.


They're both fullbore mods though - you wouldn't waste or want them on a HMR! :)

I had a DM80 when they were a lot less than £100 to buy, and it worked well and was then worth what I paid for it easily over the cheaper SAK it replaced. However, I'm not sure I'd pay £100 for one if there was something better finished for only £25 more and performance was comparable.


Oops, you are quite right, this is talking about rimfire not centrefire mods, sorry my bad! :oops:
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby bob64 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:43 pm

i,ve just got a new dm80 mod for my cz 17hmr 2days ago £85 with postage included well pleased,
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Gran » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:02 pm

I have one of the earlier DM80's & would recommend them to anyone.
The new ones have a recessed "crown" area.Easy peasy to strip & clean.

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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby kernel gadaffi » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:38 am

DM80 for me, I have one on my HMR and another on my .243, best accessory I've ever bought for any gun.
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby jcf1 » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:15 pm

I've got a wildcat, my mates got a DM80 on the hmrs - absolutely NO audible difference in sound whatsoever, at all, no matter what anyone says. I will say that the wildcat is a LOT LOT easier to strip and clean. I've probably put 2000+ rounds through it and it looks like new after I clean it. Not many silencers boast that! Although apparently a lot of suppliers I notice are reccomending you don't clean them :shock: It does get quieter whan dirty, but I just dont like screwing a dirty smelly silencer on my shiny clean barrel crown.
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Eagleman » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:01 pm

bob64 wrote:i,ve just got a new dm80 mod for my cz 17hmr 2days ago £85 with postage included well pleased,
bob :thup:


Ah well, you got there in the end then Bob! :grin:
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Re: 17 hmr sound moderators

Postby Steve83 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:32 pm

Yep, another :thup: for the DM80 although I can only compare it against a SAK. I have the DM80s, the new version, it is light, compact and does the job very nicely indeed. The only complaint I have is that I don;t get out as onften as i'd like to use it :lol: .
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