The 6 Best 6.5 PRC Suppressors in 2023
You’ve probably heard of the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, but you may be less familiar with the 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge, or 6.5 PRC for short.
In the simplest of terms, the 6.5 PRC is a magnum version of the 6.5 Creedmoor. This means that it can do everything the 6.5 Creedmoor can, only better.
The average 6.5 PRC propels a 143-grain or 147-grain bullet at more than 2,900 feet per second. That’s 200 to 250 fps faster than the 6.5 Creedmoor, and it does it with better wind resistance and less bullet drop over long distances.
All of this makes the 6.5 PRC a no-brainer choice for long-range, precision shooters. The other no-brainer choice is pairing your 6.5 PRC rifle with a suppressor.
What to Look for in a 6.5 PRC Suppressor
Versatility is the name of the game with the 6.5 PRC, and so that’s what you’ll be looking to find when shopping for a suppressor to go with this cartridge.
The majority of the suppressor that you’ll find that handle 6.5 PRC are also perfectly suited to a variety of other similarly-sized calibers. This is a good thing because you’ll more than likely end up with a can that is capable of use on a number of different firearm hosts that you own.
Make sure, too, that you consider your host gun when buying a suppressor. Look at the host gun’s weight, overall length, and what you’ll be using it for. A suppressor of one weight and length might be fine for bench shooting, but might be a bit much for humping through the countryside all day on a hunt. Remember: ounces equal pounds, and pounds equal pain.
Once you’ve got a ballpark weight and length in mind, then you can consider other things like mounting options, accessory compatibility, and, of course, price.
Without further ado, here are our top picks for the best 6.5 PRC suppressors on the market today.
Overall Best 6.5 PRC Suppressor: TBAC ULTRA-9
When someone starts shopping around for a suppressor and asks the opinion of other owners what brand they should get, there’s one company that gets mentioned more than any other: Thunder Beast Arms Corp, or TBAC.
Each product in the ULTRA series from TBAC has a number with it. Usually, it’s a 5, 7, or 9, and this indicates the length of the can. In this case, we’ll be talking about the ULTRA-9, which is their full-length precision rifle suppressor.
Available in multiple configurations, the ULTRA-9 is a titanium, fully-welded tubeless suppressor. This means that it is not designed to be taken apart and the baffles are joined directly to one another instead of being stacked in a separate tube.
Available as either a direct thread can or with a compact brake (CB) mount, it is available in a variety of different thread patterns. The weight of the can will vary slightly depending on which kind of mount you use.
Simply put, this is a solid suppressor that is lightweight, rugged, and quiet – tests show decibel ratings of 131 dB. You can’t go wrong with the TBAC ULTRA-9.
- Made of lightweight titanium
- Choose from direct thread or compact brake mounting
- TBAC products are very popular, so it might be hard to find
- Cannot be taken apart by the user
TBAC ULTRA-9 Specs
- Caliber: 6.5mm
- Weight: 10 oz
- Length: 9”
- Price: $1,195
Overall Runner-Up: Dead Air Sandman-L
When it comes to choosing the runner-up in contests of any kind, you can put the top two contestants next to one another and have an almost impossible time telling which one took first place and which one came in second place. That’s because the two are so very close, neck-and-neck at the finish line, that the only thing that puts one ahead of the other was something very minuscule.
That’s the case here with the Dead Air Sandman-L. We put it in the runner-up spot simply because that’s where it fit among the opinions of plenty of other shooters and suppressor owners. If you ask what people own, they first say TBAC, quickly followed by Dead Air.
This suppressor is made and constructed from the same materials as Dead Air’s “S” version of the Sandman, so you know you’re getting the same quality as its little brother, but with the added advantage of a bit more sound suppression due to the added length.
Dead Air’s QD mounting system is quick and easy to use, even with just one hand. The mount features Nitride finished 17-4 stainless steel construction for extra durability.
The baffles make up a solid welded core with a detachable front cap featuring an integrated flash hider. Because the front cap can be removed, you can switch it out based on the caliber you’re shooting: 7.62/.308, 5.56/.223, or 6.5 PRC.
The Sandman-L ships with a 5/8×24 muzzle brake, but is compatible with a wide variety of different muzzle brakes and flash hiders.
- Front caps can be changed based on the caliber
- Compatible with different brakes and hiders
- Aside from the front cap, the user cannot take it apart
Dead Air Sandman-L Specs
- Caliber: 7.62/.308
- Weight: 21.8 oz
- Length: 8.9”
- Price: $1,199
Best Premium 6.5 PRC Suppressor: BANISH 30-GOLD
If you’re going to go all out and spend the big bucks, you might as well splurge on the BANISH 30-GOLD. Now, this can is specially made for us at Silencer Central, but there’s a good reason for it taking this spot on the list.
Made of lightweight titanium, the BANISH 30-GOLD has 11 baffles in a tube that’s just barely over eight inches in length and weighs just 13 ounces. This means you’re getting a suppressor that is as light, short, and quiet as possible, and will make your range day with a 6.5 PRC rifle one of the most pleasant you’ve ever had.
This QD suppressor is rated for full-auto fire and can be completely taken apart by the user for cleaning. Yeah, we know you’re not supposed to have to take a rifle suppressor apart for cleaning, but it’s nice to know that you have the option to really get in there and get it super clean if you want to.
To round out the BANISH 30-GOLD, it also comes standard with accessories that normally cost extra from other companies. Along with the suppressor, you’ll get two muzzle brakes – 1/2×28 and 5/8×24, a limited-edition gray Devour suppressor cover, BANISH suppressor pouch in black, BANISH baffle removal tool, a Silencer Central t-shirt, and a Silencer Central vinyl sticker.
- Full-auto rated
- Comes with a premium accessory package valued at more than $500
- At $1,699, it may be out of reach for some buyers
BANISH 30-GOLD Specs
- Caliber: 7.62/.308
- Weight: 13 oz
- Length: 8.2”
- Price: $1,699
Best Multi-Caliber Option: SOCOM 762-RC2
Most suppressors on the market today that can handle 6.5 PRC are what we would consider to be multi-caliber suppressors. That is, they aren’t made specifically for that caliber (like the TBAC ULTRA-9), but can still handle it with great ease and performance.
You might hear the SureFire name and think, “wait, the flashlight company?” Yes, that’s true; they’re well known for their light products, but they also make top-notch suppressors. That’s why their SOCOM 762-RC2 is on this list.
The SOCOM 762-RC2 is an improved version of the SOCOM 762-RC that passed the extremely demanding US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) suppressor trials with flying colors.
Made of Inconel alloys and stainless steel, the parts are CNC laser-welded for ultimate strength and durability. (Fun fact: SureFire was the first in the industry to CNC laser-weld a suppressor.)
Their internal baffle design reduces backpressure, as well as sound, flash, and dust signatures. All of those are a big deal, and explain why it was chosen by SOCOM.
Simply put, this is a high-quality suppressor that had been put through its paces by the best of the best. It can and will handle the 6.5 PRC cartridge and any others you may want to use it with.
- Can be used with multiple calibers
- Available in black and FDE
- Parts are CNC laser-welded
- Does not come apart for cleaning
SureFire SOCOM 762-RC2 Specs
- Caliber: 7.62/.308
- Weight: 21 oz
- Length: 8.4”
- Price: $1,199
Best Budget 6.5 PRC Suppressor: OSS HX-QD 762
Suppressors aren’t cheap, especially when you’re talking about ones that can handle rifle calibers. More often than not, you can expect to spend north of a grand – and that’s before Uncle Sam comes after his $200 tax stamp.
That’s why the OSS HX-QD 762, which has an MSRP of $999, takes the slot for the best budget 6.5 PRC suppressor. Sure, we might be splitting hairs (or, in this case, a single dollar) here on the whole meaning of a grand, but every dollar counts, right?
To be clear, though, when we say “budget” we don’t mean cheap in terms of quality. This suppressor was designed around the Army’s requirements for designated marksman and sniper rifles.
One of the coolest features of the HX-QD 762 is the baffle design. OSS has a patented “Flow-Through” design that directs and deflects all of the hot gases forward using stainless steel deflectors and titanium coils. Tests have shown that this method of gas dispersion allows the HX-QD 762 to run cooler than its standard baffle competitors by about half. That’s a big deal because heat can be a big issue with suppressors.
- Comes in just under a grand
- Patented design allows it to run cooler than others on the market
- Weighs five ounces more than their more expensive titanium version
OSS HX-QD 762 Specs
- Caliber: 7.62/.308
- Weight: 19.3 oz
- Length: 7.2”
- Price: $999
Quietest 6.5 PRC Suppressor: SilencerCo Hybrid 46
Tests show that the SilencerCo Hybrid 46 brings the decibel rating of the mighty .45-70 Government cartridge down to just 140 decibels and the already-quiet .300 Blackout down to just 123 decibels. With numbers like that, the Hybrid 46 is your best option for a quiet 6.5 PRC suppressor.
Made of titanium and stainless steel, the Hybrid 46 is a fully welded suppressor that is both magnum and rull-auto rated, so there’s a lot of versatility with this unit.
Included with the can is a 5/8×24 thread mount, a .46-caliber front end cap, a piston housing, a multitool, and two spanner wrenches. You can switch out to other front caps and choose from a variety of pistons for whatever you’re using – 6.5 PRC or otherwise.
If you’re looking for a do-it-all can that is stupid quiet with 6.5 PRC, look no further than the SilencerCo Hybrid 46.
- You can color coordinate: black, white, sniper grey, and FDE
- Use it on pistols and rifles
- Priced (just) under a grand
- Not user-serviceable
SilencerCo Hybrid 46 Specs
- Caliber: multi
- Weight: 17.3 oz
- Length: 7.8”
- Price: $999
Suppress Your 6.5 PRC Rifle Today!
Whether you were an early adopter of the 6.5 PRC or you’re a recent convert to the cartridge, you know that it has tremendous potential and is a ton of fun. Really, the only way to improve upon it is to quiet it down.
If you’re ready to suppress your 6.5 PRC rifle, let us know. We’ve been in this business for more than 15 years and our top-notch staff can help you pick the right can for your needs. We’ll walk you through the super-easy ordering process of any of the picks on this list – or a different one altogether if that’s what you want – and even set you up on an interest-free payment plan. Even if you don’t see the suppressor you want on our site, we’ll help you get it. Plus, once your stamp is approved, we’ll mail your new suppressor right to your door!
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