The BANISH 46 from Silencer Central is our most versatile suppressor yet! Read on to find out why!
Ultimate Reloader LLC / Making with Metal Disclaimer: (by reading this article and/or watching video content you accept these terms). The content on this website (including videos, articles, ammunition reloading data, technical articles, gunsmithing and other information) is for demonstration purposes only. Do not attempt any of the processes or procedures shown or described on this website. All gunsmithing procedures should be carried out by a qualified and licensed gunsmith at their own risk. Do not attempt to repair or modify any firearms based on information on this website. Ultimate Reloader, LLC and Making With Metal can not be held liable for property or personal damage due to viewers/readers of this website performing activities, procedures, techniques, or practices described in whole or part on this website. By accepting these terms, you agree that you alone are solely responsible for your own safety and property as it pertains to activities, procedures, techniques, or practices described in whole or part on this website.
About the BANISH 46
Just a few years ago, I only had three suppressors: one for pistol, one hybrid, and one for .30 caliber. (I know, it’s not a bad collection.) Now we’re an FFL-SOT and we have approximately 17 suppressors in the shop.
From Silencer Central:
Designed for use with a wide assortment of rifle calibers including .338 Lapua up to the .45-70 Government as well as pistol calibers.
- Multi-Caliber suppressor
- Industry standard hub mount – 1.375×24
- Sound reduction of 34.5db and lower
The BANISH 46 is a modular silencer designed for use with a wide assortment of rifle calibers including .338 Lapua up to the mighty .45-70 Government as well as pistol calibers including 10mm and .45ACP.
Testing has shown that the BANISH 46 offers a best-in-class noise reduction, more than 34 decibels in its long configuration.
Made of titanium and Inconel, the Banish 46 provides the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction. The BANISH 46 weighs only 16.3 oz in the short configuration of 7.9”, and 20.4 oz in its 10” configuration.
The BANISH 46 is available with a variety of mounting options,including direct thread, a quick-detach muzzle brake attachment, or a Nielsen Device.
This user-serviceable suppressor can be easily and disassembled for configuration changes and cleaning. Since it’s made of titanium, you can easily clean the baffles in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or by hand with a brush and solvent.
Reassembly is just as easy, thanks to the keyed and indexed baffles. This guarantees that each one will be line up perfectly for optimum performance.
The unique design of the BANISH 46 makes it the one suppressor to fit any gun – rifle or pistol. It’s never been easier or more convenient to use one suppressor for smaller pistol and rifle calibers like .380ACP and .223/5.56 as well as larger pistol and rifle calibers like .45ACP and .45-70 Government. Silencers are a significant investment, so it’s a huge plus to be able to use one can on multiple different firearms in a wide variety of calibers.
All silencers require the purchase of a $200 Federal Tax Stamp.
- Length: 7.9″ or 10″
- Diameter: 1.73″
- Weight: 16.3 or 20.4 oz.
- Material: Titanium
- Thread Pitch: DT or MB
- Brand: BANISH
- Self-Service: Yes
- Caliber: .460
- Caliber Range: 5.56 – 11.63 mm
- Color: Black
- Finish: Gun Kote
- Sound Reduction: 34.5 DB
- Mount Style: Direct Thread or Muzzle Brake
- Full-Auto Rated: Yes
- Lifetime Warranty
What’s in the Box?
The modular BANISH 46 comes encased in foam and comes with an extra O-ring, circular tool and Torx tool. The circular tool is the inverse of the suppressor endcap. Fitting it over the cap and unscrewing it with the Torx tool allows you to completely remove the cap. Removing the cap allows you to convert the BANISH 46 between its two configurations: 7.9” and 10”. Once you’ve reached the desired length, you can add the cap and compress the O-ring by using the tool and Torx wrench to tighten.
The titanium BANISH 46 is modular. It has a 1.73” diameter, larger than the 1.5” diameter of the BANISH 30 and BANISH 223.
This directly affects flash and noise reduction. This can is self-serviceable and .460 caliber, making it incredibly versatile. It can work with calibers from 5.56 to 11.63 mm and is full-auto rated. The suppressor is rated at 34.5 decibel sound reduction and coated with Guncoat. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
If you order through Silencer Central, they have a program to do your trust paperwork and send the suppressor directly to your door. This end-to-end system is easy and very convenient!
Direct Thread Mount and Rifle
The direct thread mount is one thing that makes the BANISH 46 modular suppressor different from the dedicated BANISH 30 and BANISH 223. The dedicated suppressors have permanently mounted direct thread mounts. They are not user-serviceable. There are four direct thread mount options for the BANISH 46: ½ x 28, ⅝ x 24, 11/16 x 24, and ¾ x 24. ½ x 24 is good for .22 LR. Most of my muzzles are threaded for ⅝ x 24. The 338 Lapua Freedom rifle is threaded ¾ x 24.
The Freedom rifle has a BAT HR action, Bartlein 338 barrel chambered with Triebel reamers, Blackhound scope, MDT ESS chassis, Salmon River Solutions Ti Pro Brake and a full custom Cerakote job. The MDT chassis came FDE. I did the laser imaging and Cerakoted the barreled action, brake and magazine.
I decided on ¾ x 24 muzzle threading because it’s popular with the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge.
I took the ¾ x 24 thread mount (with some grease on it) and used a one inch wrench to tighten it onto the suppressor before screwing it onto the rifle. At any point, I can swap the direct thread mount for a different muzzle threading. The BANISH 46 can be run in 7.9” and 10” configurations with each mount.
The direct thread mount is the major difference from the other BANISH suppressors we’ve featured.
We’ve had snow, cold, and limited access to our ranges, so we were only able to do some quick, short-range testing. I had the gun sighted in for use with the SRS Ti Pro brake and made use of the Longshot LR-3 once I added the BANISH 46. The POI shift was approximately one inch at 100 yards. This is pretty typical when moving from a brake to a suppressor. After making some adjustments, I put some DOPE together with the Shooter app to take to our 400 yard range equipped with steel D-M targets. I shot a Berger 250 grain OTM Tactical over 94 grains of Hodgdon Retumbo in a brand-new Lapua case. I loaded these on a Redding T-7 press with Creedmoor Sports’ adaptive press head and Triebel dies.
With so much snow, I set up the rifle on my Two Vets tripod with Cole-TAC bag over top and assumed a kneeling position. I had a first round hit, but very quickly realized I need some practice shooting off a tripod! The 250 grain Berger made a lot of noise—a big ringing sound on the coyote target and a loud thud on the larger, rectangular target.
Get the Gear
Silencer Central has pioneered the Silence Made Simple program. Once you pick out a silencer from Silencer Central, they handle the paperwork, set up a trust, and send the suppressor to your door at no extra cost.
Don’t miss out on Ultimate Reloader updates, make sure you’re subscribed!