The 5 Best 7.62 Suppressors in 2021
The 7.62 cartridge is undeniably one of the most popular rounds on the market, and it’s been that way for quite some time. Even with the ammo shortages of 2020 and 2021 driving up costs, 7.62 has remained relatively affordable compared to other calibers.
The only thing more fun than shooting 7.62 guns is shooting 7.62 guns with a suppressor attached. Of course, there are a lot of options to choose from, which leaves people asking what is the best 7.62 suppressor? Who makes the best 7.62 suppressor? How do I pick the right 7.62 suppressor? And why are all 7.62 suppressors not created equal?
We’ll answer all of that here. Let’s dive right in and start looking at the wonderful and sometimes confusing world of 7.62 suppressors. If you’d prefer to skip around or just see the highlights, check out the links and table below.
Table of Contents
- How to Choose a 7.62 Suppressor
- The Best Overall 7.62 Suppressor (BANISH 30)
- The Best Overall QD 7.62 Suppressor (Dead Air Sandman-S)
- The Best Value 7.62 Suppressor (YHM Resonator)
- Best Heavyweight 7.62 Suppressor (Costal Guns 30 Cal LRT)
- Quietest 7.62 Suppressor (BANISH 30 GOLD)
- Get the Best 7.62 Suppressor for Your Needs
|Best Overall||BANISH 30||10-13 ounces, depending on configuration||7”-9” depending on configuration||$979|
|Best Overall- QD||Dead Air Sandman S||17.7 ounces||6.8”||$1,049|
|Best Value||Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2||16 ounces||7.8”||$764|
|Best Heavyweight||Coastal Guns 30 Cal LRT||28 oz||8.25"||$550|
|Quietest||BANISH 30 Gold||10-13 ounces, depending on model and configuration||7”-9” depending on model and configuration||$1,699|
How to Choose a 7.62 Suppressor
No two people want the same thing out of a suppressor, and it’s no different when it comes to picking one for the 7.62 cartridge. Some want a user-serviceable suppressor no matter the cost. Others want the absolute quietest one on the market. Even the idea of “the best” 7.62 suppressor for the money is sometimes hard to pin down unless you have exact needs to check all the right boxes.
We know from nearly two decades of silencer sales what sells best for us and our customers. For instance, there is one 7.62 suppressor that, no matter how hard we try, we simply cannot keep in inventory because it is so popular. There is another that is widely sold because of its more affordable cost that hits a sweet spot of sorts of price and performance for budget-minded shoppers. And we’ve also got a user-serviceable 7.62 suppressor that is also the industry leader for multi-caliber uses.
All of these 7.62 suppressors are “the best” for our customers for many different reasons, ranging from price to performance. So we’ve approached the idea of choosing the 7.62 suppressor that is right for you based on a few different designs and price features.
Our best overall 7.62 suppressor is based on sales numbers and features. We use similar objective criteria focused on consumer demand and published specs to determine the leading 7.62 suppressor in other categories as well.
It’s important to note that a lot of cartridges share the same parents, and so not everything on this list is dedicated to 7.62 rounds. For example, 7.62 and .308 are in the same family, so you’ll see some .30 caliber cans on here that are perfectly suited for your 7.62 needs.
So let’s go ahead and start digging into this so you can decide what the best 7.62 suppressor is for you and your rifle!
The Best Overall 7.62 Suppressor (BANISH 30)
We are quite proud of our BANISH 30 suppressor. Now you might think it’s cheating to put our own product here, but since we literally designed it to be the most versatile .30 cal suppressor that can be used with 7.62 rounds, we feel confident putting it where our engineers intended.
BANISH 30 suppressor offers incredible 34 dB sound reduction, making it hearing safe on a huge number of common rifle cartridges, and are rated for .17 rimfire to .300 Weatherby. Plus as with all Banish suppressors, is user-serviceable, all titanium, multi-caliber, and can be configured in either a short 7” version or a long 9” version with just a few quick turns of some threads. This makes the BANISH 30 our best, most versatile .30 cal suppressor, hands down.
- True multi-caliber suppressor for wide versatility.
- Lightweight titanium construction.
- BANISH 30 can be shortened from its full length.
- May be too expensive for some shooters.
- User serviceable, multi-caliber design adds complexity some may not want.
BANISH 30 Specs
- Caliber: .17 to .300 WTBY
- Weight: 10-13 ounces depending on model and configuration
- Length: 7-9” depending on configuration
- Price: $979
The Best Overall QD 7.62 Suppressor (Dead Air Sandman-S)
Because it is a common tactical and military cartridge, we expect most 7.62 shooters to have some sort of semi-auto rifle, sometimes with an NFA-regulated short barrel. With that in mind, we looked for a suppressor designed for those kinds of gun owners.
The Dead Air Sandman-S is so wildly popular we literally cannot even keep it in stock. They fly off of shelves everywhere! If you want one, drop us a line so we can secure you one as more inventory comes available. Designed for tactical rifles yet rated for pounding magnum cartridges, the Dead Air Sandman is suitable for use on anything from 5.56mm to .300 Winchester Magnum rifles. With desirable features like quick detach mounting and a removable end cap to reveal an integrated flash hider, it is no wonder we can’t keep this 7.62 suppressor in stock!
- Designed first around 7.62 cartridges.
- Magnum rated.
- Built with both hunters and tactical shooters in mind.
- Requires a special mount to attach to your gun.
- Not fully modular like some suppressors.
- Manufacturers and retailers constantly sell out, making it hard to acquire at times.
Dead Air Sandman-S Specs
- Caliber: .17 Hornet to .300 Winchester Magnum
- Weight: 17.7 ounces
- Length: 6.8”
- Price: $1,049
The Best Value 7.62 Suppressor (YHM Resonator)
Most of us aren’t made of money. If cost is your bottom line for choosing a suppressor, then look no further than the Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2 suppressor. YHM created the R2 with the intent to provide shooters of all types with a quiet and cost-effective silencer. The R2 can be used on calibers ranging from .17HMR through 300 RUM.
Making things even better, YHM redesigned the Resonator that we tested, and this is the Resonator R2, which is even better than before. This suppressor uses a tubeless design made of stainless steel with an Inconel blast baffle, which means it’s also rated for full auto performance.
Compatible with other YHM mounts and QD adapters, you won’t have to buy extra accessories if you’ve already got a YHM suppressor. Plus, it’s an extremely affordable suppressor for what you’re getting.
- Recently redesigned for even better overall performance.
- Fantastic sound suppression.
- Great price for what you get.
- Minimum barrel length requirements of 10.5” for 7.62×39.
Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2 Specs
- Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
- Weight: 16 ounces
- Length: 7.8”
- Price: $764
Best Heavyweight 7.62 Suppressor
(Costal Guns 30 Cal LRT)
Are you a fan of full-auto? No worries, the Costal Guns 30 Cal LRT might be for you. There are many suppressors built for the budget-friendly market. Of course, when you choose price as your primary concern, there are things that have to give. With the Coastal Guns 30 Cal LRT you’ll get a heavier suppressor and it may not be as quiet as other 7.62 suppressors, but you will be more than able to it to the range for some heavy rapid fire due to its durability (and who doesn’t enjoy that, besides your wallet). For most people who want a 7.62 suppressor for it might not be the best for hunting due to its weight but is enjoyable at the range.
Priced at just $550, the LRT is a simple, basic 7.62 suppressor that gets the job done without any price-increasing bells, whistles, or cutting-edge engineering and technology. Is it the quietest 7.62 suppressor? No. Nor is it the lightest or most configurable. But it does make shooting your favorite 7.62 rifle hearing safe, and in the end, that’s all a lot of folks want.
- Most inexpensive 7.62 suppressor we sell.
- Makes the most common rounds hearing-safe.
- Completely redesigned by Coastal Guns.
- Heavy compared to other .30 cal suppressors.
- With just 30 dB sound reduction, it may not make all rounds hearing safe.
Coastal Guns 30 Cal LRT Specs
- Caliber: 7.62
- Weight: 28 ounces
- Length: 8.25”
- Price: $550
Quietest 7.62 Suppressor (BANISH 30 GOLD)
Yes, this is the second BANISH suppressor on here, but with good reason. Boasting sound reduction of 36 decibels and also rated for full-auto, the BANISH 30 Gold is a do-it-all, top-of-the-line suppressor.
Great sound reduction? Check. QD mounting options? Got it. Different size muzzle brakes? Included. Completely user-serviceable? Yep. Lightweight and durable? Without a doubt. Fantastic recoil reduction? Up to 45% in testing!
The BANISH 30 Gold isn’t just a great suppressor, it’s a great package deal since it comes with the muzzle brakes (an extra accessory cost for most other suppressors), a storage pouch, a cover for hiding heat mirage, and a baffle removal tool.
- User-serviceable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
- QD with 2 different muzzle brakes.
- Complete package, ready to go out of the box.
- Price may put it out of reach for some people.
- Length is fixed, unlike the regular BANISH 30.
BANISH 30 Gold Specs
- Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
- Weight: 13 ounces
- Length: 8.2”
- Price: $1,699
Get the Best 7.62 Suppressor for Your Needs
Right now, suppressors are the single most popular item regulated by the National Firearms Act, as they are legal in 42 US states and legal for hunting in 40 of those 42. A new generation of Americans is discovering what their great grandparents once knew about the old Maxim Suppressor. Namely, a suppressor makes shooting quieter, safer, and more relaxing for yourself and those around you. These common-sense gun safety tools are in greater demand than ever before, and as the nation’s largest silencer dealer, we can get you whichever suppressor you want at very competitive prices.
Check out our large selection and find out how you can purchase your silencer entirely by mail without ever stepping foot in a gun show or retail location. Plus, check out our totally free NFA gun trust, a $250 value included free with your silencer purchase if you want it!
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