With so many great 7.62mm / .30 caliber rifle suppressors available now, there is a model that will be perfect for you and your specific application. And we are here to help you find that ideal can for your 308 rifle! By leveraging our extensive testing and experience with thousands of customer reviews, we’ve narrowed down a top five list to help refine your search. If you need more input or want to bounce questions off our team, don’t hesitate to reach out to the pros at Silencer Shop any time!
The Dead Air Sandman-S is one of our top-selling and best-rated silencers of all time, and for good reason. Designed with military and law enforcement use in mind, the Sandman-S is one of the most durable .30 caliber suppressors ever. Its entire core is made from fully-welded Stellite baffles so it can shrug off any barrel length and any rate of fire.
The Sandman-S is a very durable, compact silencer that represents a solid value for its quality. Employing one of the best QD systems on the market, Dead Air’s KeyMo system, the Sandman-S can be installed and removed quickly and easily with one hand, yet locks up tightly, reliably, and with minimal point of impact shift. A 5/8x24 threaded, .30 cal KeyMo muzzle brake is included with the Sandman-S.
Full-auto rated with no barrel length restrictions and rated for use on up to 300 RUM, the Sandman-S is an incredibly durable, versatile suppressor that sounds good, too. For use on 223/5.56 and other calibers, and for different types of shooting, the Sandman’s R-Series front cap can be easily swapped for flash hider front caps, E-Brakes, and standard caps in different bore sizes.
It’s no surprise that the Dead Air Sandman-S has been one of the best .308 suppressors since day one!
Great QD system
Suppressing every rifle in your collection firing a .30 caliber or smaller bullet regardless of barrel length or rate of fire and never worrying about it.
2. SilencerCo Omega 300
Quite possibly the most popular silencer ever made, the SilencerCo Omega 300 is rated for use on everything from 223/5.56 on up to 300 Win Mag. It sounds great and it comes with multiple mounting options and SilencerCo’s Anchor Brake front cap.
Made from stainless steel, titanium, Stellite the Omega 300 uses different materials for different components to strike the best possible balance of durability and weight. Its Anchor Brake front cap reduces recoil as well as sound signature and can be easily swapped for caliber-specific front caps and other options.
Threaded at its base for SilencerCo Bravo mounts, the Omega 300 is compatible with industry-standard HUB 1.375x24 mounts as well. This opens up dozens of options from many manufacturers, including various direct thread, QD, 3-Lug, pistol booster, and other mounting systems. The Omega 300 ships with a 5/8x24 direct thread mount, Bravo ASR Mount, and .30 cal 5/8x24 ASR Muzzle Brake plus tools.
Right at home on both duty guns and hunting rifles, it’s no wonder this great sounding, full-auto rated, .30 caliber silencer is one of the most popular ever made.
Goldilocks zone: size, weight, durability
Highly adaptable mounts & front caps
Moving between hunting/precision rifles to carbines and duty guns from 223/5.56 on up to 300 Win Mag
3. Q Trash Panda
An all-titanium, .30 caliber suppressor, the Q Trash Panda is a strong choice for bolt-action rifles and 300 Blackout carbines, where it's lightweight and compact length won’t get in your way. As the Quickie Fast-Attach version of Q’s half NELSON silencer, the Trash Panda installs and removes rapidly from Q’s Cherry Bomb muzzle devices. One 1/2x28 and one 5/8x24 Cherry Bomb are included with each Trash Panda.
With its larger 1.75-inch diameter, tubeless design, and PVD finish, the Q Trash Panda is a cool-looking, lightweight silencer that sounds good and is ideal for any type of shooting, earning it a spot on the 2023 best 308 suppressors list!
Simple, reliable QD system
Hunting, precision shooting, and 300 Blackout use with a cool looking, lightweight suppressor.
4. Q Thunder Chicken
Q’s Thunder Chicken is the full-length version of the Trash Panda. With the extra length comes extra sound suppression, making the Thunder Chicken ”unpossibly” quiet. At the same time, it’s still a fairly lightweight .30 cal silencer.
Utilizing the Quickie Fast-Attach, or Plan B, system, the Thunder Chicken installs and removes rapidly from Q’s Cherry Bomb muzzle devices. One 1/2x28 and one 5/8x24 Cherry Bomb are included with each Thunder Chicken, so you’re covered for 5.56 AR15s or .30 Caliber rifles.
With its larger 1.75-inch diameter, tubeless design, and PVD finish, the Q Thunder Chicken is a cool-looking silencer that sounds great and is ideal for any type of shooting.
Strong sound suppression
Cherry Bomb mounts
Q Honey Badger owners, or anyone seeking a medium-duty use from a good looking silencer with strong sound suppression performance.
5. CGS Hyperion
A customer favorite and a go-to recommendation around the shop, the CGS Hyperion prioritizes sound performance above all else. This 3D Printed (DMLS) titanium silencer utilized complex baffle architecture that drastically slows and cools gasses, resulting in an incredibly quiet shooting experience.
The Hyperion measures in at 9.5”, giving it a ton of room to silence your firearm, but weighs just 15.6 oz, so it won’t weigh you down. The 3D Printed titanium gives the Hyperion all-day durability. Run this silencer at a training day, on a hunting trip, or at the range plinking with your buddies, it’ll handle it with no problem.
Rated for everything from .223/5.56 all the way to .300 Winchester Magnum, the Hyperion can effectively suppress just about any rifle that might be in your safe. This silencer uses a 5/8x24 direct thread, common for .30cal firearms, and CGS makes a 1/2x28 thread adapter for use on AR15’s.
This suppressor was built with one goal in mind; make rifles quiet. If sound suppression is your primary focus, the Hyperion would be a great addition to your collection.
Stellar performance across platforms
Impressive weight for it’s length
Quiet, really quiet
Making your gun more quiet than you ever thought it could be.
Dead Air Nomad 30
One of our very favorite, most highly-recommended rifle silencers, the Dead Air Nomad 30 is good at everything. Featuring a fully-welded, tubeless construction, this all 17-4 stainless steel silencer has a unique, two-chamber baffle design that manages internal pressure and increases performance on both subsonic and supersonic cartridges.
Rated for use on up to 300 Norma Magnum with no barrel length restrictions and a full-auto rating, the extremely compact Nomad 30 sounds amazing on everything from 223/5.56 to 300 Blackout to 6.5 Creedmoor, 308 Winchester, 300 Win Mag, and more. It’s perfectly suited for use on hunting and precision rifles as well as on carbines and duty guns. Basically, if the bullet fits through the .30 cal bore of the Dead Air Nomad 30 you can expect it to perform extremely well.
Though the Nomad 30 ships with a 5/8x24 direct thread fixed mount, its industry-standard HUB 1.375x24 base threads opens up a huge world of mounting options from dozens of manufacturers, including Dead Air’s own KeyMo and Xeno mounting systems and more. The Nomad 30 fits Dead Air R-Series front caps, which are easily swapped and are available in various caliber-specific caps, flash hider caps, and E-Brake caps.
Durable enough to withstand hard use on short barrels, yet compact, lightweight, and more than quiet enough for hunting and precision use, we can’t recommend the Dead Air Nomad 30 enough.
YHM Resonator R2
The YHM Resonator R2 continues YHM’s tradition of delivering solid performance at a great price point. The Resonator R2 is a fully-welded, tubeless design made entirely of 17-4 PH stainless steel except for its Inconel blast baffle. This makes it an extremely durable silencer that’s rated for hard use on everything from 17 HMR on up to 300 RUM. It’s a strong performer on 223/5.56, 300 BLK, 6.5 CM, 300 WIN, and more.
Though the YHM Resonator R2 ships with a Phantom Q.D. Adapter and YHM-4302 mount, its industry-standard HUB 1.375x24 mount threads mean dozens of mounting options from many companies are compatible with it right off the bat.
A good 7.62 / .30 cal silencer offers the owner tons of utility and versatility across the majority of carbines and rifles in his or her safe. We hope our Top 5 Best 7.62 Suppressors list helped you narrow down the features and models that fit you best! Don’t hesitate to pick our brains further, though, by contacting the experts at Silencer Shop any time.
Just so I know I am upstanding correctly. A 7.62x39 can be shot through a .30 cal suppressor?