SilencerCo Omega: Your Questions Answered
Buying a suppressor is an investment, and given the amount of time and money you’ll spend in the process, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best product available.
So, how do we determine what makes one suppressor better than another? Is “the best” really something that we can definitively say?
The fact of the matter is that no one suppressor can do it all, but some come closer than others. Lighter. Quieter. Shorter. Stronger. You name it, the Omega suppressor has it.
That’s why we think the SilencerCo Omega just may be the best .308 suppressor that money can buy. Read on and we’ll explain how and why we came to this conclusion.
An Introduction to SilencerCo and the Omega Suppressor
Begun in 2008, SilencerCo quickly became one of the most well-known names in the suppressor business. Innovation is the name of the game, and SilencerCo knows all about innovation.
They created the first non-round pistol silencer – the Osprey; the quietest and easiest cleaning rimfire silencer – the Sparrow; the only commercially-viable, fully-modular shotgun silencer in existence – the Salvo 12; and the first integrally suppressed 9mm pistol that is holsterable and hearing safe with all factory ammunition – the Maxim 9.
Their Omega suppressor was introduced in 2015 and was an immediate success. In fact, it outperformed SilencerCo’s projections and sold 5,000 units in the first year! That’s more than 13 units per day, every day, for 365 days straight!
New suppressors come on the market every year. Some stick around and others disappear. Simply put, there’s a reason why, six years after its introduction, we’re still talking about the SilencerCo Omega.
SilencerCo Omega Review
Made of titanium, stainless steel, Cobalt 6, and Inconel, the Omega suppressor is designed to be incredibly strong yet still lightweight. You’re probably familiar with the benefits of titanium and stainless steel in suppressors, but Cobalt 6 and Inconel might be new to you.
Cobalt 6 is the most versatile type of cobalt alloy and has a good balance of abrasion and impact resistance. Inconel is a “superalloy” designed to withstand corrosion, oxidation, and high temperatures.
Essentially, those four metals are like a team of superheroes specifically assembled to take on an entire evil lair of suppressor-related villains. SilencerCo intended for the Omega to last darn near forever and perform just as well on your first shot as your thousandth shot – and more.
SilencerCo claims that the Omega is the lightest, shortest, quietest, full-auto rated, titanium 300 caliber (7.62mm) centerfire rifle silencer on the market. As such, the “Omega” name is fitting.
Performance and Features
SilencerCo set some pretty high expectations for the Omega suppressor. Let’s break down the claims they have made for it and if the hype lives up to reality.
Quietest: The SilencerCo Omega is rated for a sound reduction of 32 decibels. Muzzle averages for .300 BLK are 119.5 dB; 5.56 NATO are 130.1 dB; and .308 WIN are 133.9 dB.
Full auto rated: The Omega is full-auto rated and is compatible with a range of ammunition from .22 Hornet to .300 Winchester Magnum.
Lightest: At just 14.7 ounces with the flat front cap, the Omega is the lightest suppressor in this category on the market. Of course, weight goes up when you add on the brake, etc.
Shortest: The Omega measures just 6.2” in its smallest configuration. Obviously, it gets longer if you add the brake, QD mount, etc.
The versatility of configurations for the SilencerCo Omega is what makes it one of the best choices on the market. If you want the absolute shortest and lightest configuration, run this can as a direct thread with the flat front cap. Want it to be as short as possible but quieter still? Go direct thread (5/8×24) and add the Anchor Brake. Looking for the quietest and easiest configuration? Run both the Anchor Brake and the muzzle brake with their proprietary Active Spring Retention (ASR) quick detach mount.
The best part about the versatility is that everything you need is included. Suppressor, Specwar ASR muzzle brake, ASR mount, Anchor Brake, and multitools. True one-stop shopping; no nickel-and-diming you to death for extra parts.
Shooting larger calibers means larger amounts of felt recoil, and while bigger is always better, I’ve never met someone who prefers to feel more recoil. The included Anchor Brake can reduce that felt recoil anywhere from 20% to 50%, depending on what specific caliber you’re shooting.
Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention that the Omega is available in a variety of different colors, too. SilencerCo knows that gun guys often want their entire setup to match, so you can choose from black, white, sniper grey, or FDE. If you decide to change the color at a future date, it’s perfectly safe to use Cerakote on the SilencerCo Omega.
Pricing: How Much Does the SilencerCo Omega Cost?
MSRP for the Omega is $1,130. That’s right on par for most suppressors in this caliber family, and given the tremendous versatility of the Omega, it’s a very fair price. The saying “you get what you pay for” is true, but it might not be true enough with the Omega suppressor. In this case, you really do get what you pay for – and more!GET STARTED
How to Clean a SilencerCo Omega 300
The Omega typically requires limited maintenance. It’s a fully welded suppressor, meaning that its internal components are not designed to come apart. Suppressors that are not designed to be disassembled are sometimes referred to as “not user-serviceable,” but don’t let that term fool you into thinking you cannot properly maintain your silencer. Anything that needs to come apart, does come apart.
Mounts should periodically be cleaned with any standard gun cleaning solvent and a brush to remove any carbon or fouling. If necessary, run a cleaning brush through the bore to remove any light fouling of the suppressor.
Do not run cleaning patches through the bore as the patches might become lodged in the suppressor and cause damage upon firing. Also, read the labels on your cleaning solvents to be sure that they won’t negatively impact any of the materials that make up the Omega. For more information on suppressor maintenance, read our full article on how to clean a suppressor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s answer a few of the most common questions we hear about the SilencerCo Omega silencer.
What mounts work with the SilencerCo Omega?
The Omega ships with the attached direct thread mount and Anchor Brake, as well as an Active Spring Retention (ASR) quick-detach mount and muzzle brake (included in box). All tools required for installation and removal are included.
Whether you prefer the simple, shorter nature of a direct thread setup, or the quick attach/detach features of the ASR Mount, you should take care to ensure that the Omega is mounted securely to your firearm before firing.
What guns can the SilencerCo Omega be used with?
The only real limit to the kind of gun you can use an Omega suppressor with is its minimum barrel length requirements. Keep in mind, though, that this isn’t just an Omega-specific limitation. Others have barrel length requirements as well.
The Omega is rated down to 10” barrels for .223 Remington/5.56 NATO, 16” barrels for .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO, and 20” barrels for .300 Win Mag.
As long as you meet those requirements, you’re good to go. Send it!
What rounds can the SilencerCo Omega take?
The Omega is full-auto rated and is compatible with a range of ammunition from .22 Hornet to .300 Winchester Magnum. Keep in mind, though, that SilencerCo does not recommend using lead projectiles with the Omega suppressor.
Full Specs List
SilencerCo Omega 300
Caliber: Up to .300 Win Mag
Weight: 14.7 oz or 16.3 oz
Length: 6.2” or 7.82”
Sound reduction: 32 dB
How to Buy
Over the past 16 years, we’ve seen, shot, and sold more suppressors than we can count. That’s why we’re confident you’ll love the SilencerCo Omega suppressor. When you buy this suppressor (or any suppressor) from us, we’re with you from beginning to end – from Alpha to Omega, if you will.
Silencer Central is the nation’s largest silencer dealer, and we’re also the only one licensed in all 42 suppressor-legal states that can sell, process, and ship your new suppressor directly to your door.
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