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30 cal suppressors are the bread and butter of the suppressor industry. Accordingly, there is an enormous host of options from which to choose. Our blog previously covered the top 5.56 suppressor choices for this year, so now we'll take a look at the larger sibling: 7.62 suppressor choices.

7.62 Suppressor Considerations

Compared to pistol, rimfire, or even 5.56 suppressors, 7.62 suppressors boast stronger materials and thicker construction to match the increased power of rifle ammunition. As with any suppressor decision, you'll want to consider your intended use, whether it be high volume range days or low volume hunting, as well as the inevitable tradeoffs between size and overall performance. By far the biggest advantage to a larger suppressor is that it can suppress almost everything that's sitting in your gun safe and more! Whether you're looking for a dedicated suppressor or one that fits your entire arsenal, these are our top selling 7.62 suppressor options for your perusal.

Best 7.62 Suppressor Options in 2021

The competition here is fierce. Be sure to check out the dozens of 7.62 suppressors available in our store; but in the meantime, we'll highlight our favorites:

  1. Dead Air Sandman S
  2. Dead Air Nomad 30
  3. Dead Air Sandman L
  4. Dead Air Nomad L
  5. Dead Air Sandman K

Before you get overwhelmed, check out the nifty chart below to compare our top five 7.62 suppressors — we'll dive into the specific strengths of each of the silencers below.

TOP FIVE 7.62 SILENCERS IN 2021

 

Sandman S

Nomad 30

Sandman L

Nomad L

Sandman K

Length

6.8"

6.5"

8.9"

8.4"

5.4"

Weight

17.7oz

14oz

21.8oz

18.3oz

12.8oz

Diameter

1.5"

1.735"

1.5"

1.735"

1.5"

Build Materials

Stainless Steel, Stellite

17-4 Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, Stellite

17-4 Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, Stellite

Finish

Cerakote

Cerakote

Cerakote

Cerakote

Cerakote

Modular

No

No

No

No

No

Caliber Rating

5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM

.300 BLK, 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM

5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM

.300 BLK, 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM

.300 BLK,  5.56mm (.223), 6.8mm, 7.62x39mm,  7.62mm, (.308), .300WM

Attachment Included Mount

KeyMount

5/8x24 Direct Thread

KeyMount

5/8x24 Direct Thread

KeyMount

Full Auto Rated

Yes

Yes

NA

Yes

Yes


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Dead Air Sandman S

The "S" in Dead Air Sandman S might stand for "short", but don't get the wrong impression: this is the goldilocks suppressor of the Sandman line, with just the right mix of sound suppression and length. Its fully welded baffle stack gives it top notch durability, and a removable front endcap makes user serviceability a cinch. The Sandman S is also versatile: It has no barrel length restrictions and can run on everything up to a .300WM.

Final verdict: Durable, versatile and compact, the Sandman S has rightfully earned the top spot. It even ships with a 5/8x24 muzzle brake, so it’s ready to go out of the box.

Sandman S Specs

  • Length: 6.8"
  • Weight: 17.7 oz
  • Diameter: 1.5"
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Stellite
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM
  • Attachment Included Mount: KeyMount
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Nomad 30

The Dead Air Nomad 30 is comparatively light weight, but packs an insane amount of sound suppression for its size. This is partially due to a larger diameter, which also allows it to cut length without sacrificing noise reduction. The Nomad 30 can run any of the interchangeable Dead Air encaps, giving it optimal versatility and sound suppression. It's direct-thread out of the box, and can be easily interchanged with a KeyMo adapter to become QD-capable.

Final verdict: The Dead Air Nomad 30's wide mounting capability and durability make it a go-to option for a variety of heavy-use scenarios.

Nomad 30 Specs

  • Length: 6.5"
  • Weight: 14oz
  • Diameter: 1.735"
  • Build Materials: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: .300 BLK, 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM
  • Attachment Included Mount: 5/8x24 Direct Thread
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Sandman L

The big brother of the Sandman S, the Dead Air Sandman L is the longest and quietest of the Sandman series. Like the S, it's fully welded for maximum durability, and it also uses the same convenient, high-performing QD mounting system. This mounting system boasts miniscule POI shift, making it a great option for bolt action setups. The removable endcap makes it versatile and user serviceable, and an included brake means it's good to go out of the box — goodness knows you waited long enough already.

Final verdict: Unless you're trying to minimize size and weight, this 30 cal suppressor is an incredible option.

Sandman L Specs

  • Length: 8.9"
  • Weight: 21.8oz
  • Diameter: 1.5"
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Stellite
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM
  • Attachment Included Mount: KeyMount
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Nomad L

The Dead Air Nomad L is the beefy version of Nomad 30, boasting optimal sound suppression with increased length and weight. Like the 30, it comes as a 5/8x24 direct thread, so there's no need to worry about a muzzle device. It's also KeyMo mount compatible, so it can be easily converted to a QD. With an interchangeable endcap and no barrel length restrictions, it meets your versatility requirements.

Final verdict: The Nomad L is one of the best options for sound suppression, but remains versatile for varied uses.

Nomad L Specs

  • Length: 8.4"
  • Weight: 18.3 oz
  • Diameter: 1.735"
  • Build Materials: 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: .300 BLK, 5.56mm (.223), 7.62mm (.308), .300WM
  • Attachment Included Mount: 5/8x24 Direct Thread
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Sandman K

In sharp contrast to the two "L" models on this list, the Dead Air Sandman K is a little guy — compact and maneuverable. Naturally, it can't match the big options for sound suppression, but performs extremely well for its size. It has the same extreme durability as its Sandman brethren, but its trim length keeps your gun balanced. The reliable QD mount keeps POI shift to a minimum, giving you repeatable precision. And with an 5/8x24 muzzle brake included, you don’t have to worry about accessorizing.

Final verdict: Of the smaller 7.62 suppressor options, the Sandman K if a force to be reckoned with. It has versatility and durability to match any of the bigger options, and stays competitive on sound performance.

Sandman K Specs

  • Length: 5.4"
  • Weight: 12.8 oz
  • Diameter: 1.5"
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Stellite
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: .300 BLK,  5.56mm (.223), 6.8mm, 7.62x39mm,  7.62mm, (.308), .300WM
  • Attachment Included Mount: KeyMount
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Conclusion

30 cal suppressors are an easy way to greatly improve hearing protection and shooting comfort at the range. The range of options may seem overwhelming, but our knowledgeable and dedicated staff is here to answer any questions. If you're wondering about size, mount style, or full auto designation, reach out!