Have you ever had an experience that was so frustrating it just about drove you to your wits’ end? Here’s the definition for that phrase:
At wits’ end
The idiom at wits’ end means to be very upset, or at the limits of one’s emotional or mental limitations.
That pretty much describes how I felt after a very long and very frustrating experience waiting for three suppressor tax stamps to get processed. I wanted to publish this story to both tell this story, and give a glimpse at what’s to come for suppressor content here on Ultimate Reloader!
SilencerCo Suppressors: Worth The Wait
Pictured above, from left: Tax stamps, SilencerCo Omega 300, SilencerCo Osprey 45, SilencerCo Hybrid 46
I feel very fortunate to have the three suppressors pictured above! With the Omega 300, I’ll be able to use a direct-thread mount for either 5/8×24 muzzle threading, or 1/2×28 threading. This will cover pretty much every rifle configuration from 223 up to 300 PRC with the exception of calibers over 30 caliber (such as 350 Legend which uses a 0.355″ bullet).
That’s where the Hybrid takes over! Being a 46 caliber can, I can shoot large caliber rifle cartridges like 350 Legend and 45 ACP, and also go up beyond 300 PRC shooting cartridges like 338 Lapua and 300 Remington Ultra Magnum. The Hybrid can also accommodate semi-automatic pistols using tall sights or reddot/holographic sights, or even scopes.
The Osprey 45 is perfect for pistols! It’s got a lowered profile that preserves sight picture with iron sights like what you’d find on a Glock, 1911, or other comparable pistol configuration.
What’s Coming on Ultimate Reloader
These suppressors are fun, but they are also great tools for the ranch, and for stories/content. I’m very much looking forward to using the tools in my studio to measure velocities, take high-speed video, and more. There’s a lot of interesting reloading stories related to suppressors, and much more.
Here are some of the specific things I’ll be using these suppressors for related to content:
- Reloading ammo for suppressed shooting: subsonic, supersonic, etc
- Hunting with suppressors
- Effect of suppressors on recoil (with comparison to brakes, and no muzzle accessory)
- Exploration of ultra-slow-motion footage related to suppressed shooting
- Effect of suppressors on POI and accuracy
- Long-range suppressed shooting
- Component selection for suppressed shooting and reloading
- [FUTURE] measurement and analysis of noise reduction
Did I miss anything? Please leave a comment with your thoughts!
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