The Top 6.8 SPC Suppressors for 2023
While the 6.8 SPC cartridge isn’t as popular as say the 6.5 Creedmoor or even .223 Remington or .308 Winchester, it still has a dedicated cadre of shooters who appreciate it for the optimum performance that it offers in terms of terminal ballistics, magazine capacity, and felt recoil.
If you’re shooting a cartridge that’s optimized for the job, then it’s equally important that you get the right suppressor for the job. In this article, we’re going to help you figure out how to decide which one is right for you and your 6.8 SPC shooting needs.
Here’s what we’re going to cover:
Table of Contents
- Understanding the 6.8 SPC
- Benefits of Using a Suppressor with the 6.8 SPC
- Considerations for Choosing the Best 6.8 SPC Suppressor
- Top Suppressor Models for the 6.8 SPC
- What Goes Into Buying a Suppressor?
- Suppressors Are NFA Items
- Suppressors are Legal in Most (but not every) States
- Enhance Your Shooting –Shop Suppressors Today!
Understanding the 6.8 SPC
The 6.8 SPC wasn’t developed simply for the sake of making a new cartridge –its roots are in the US Army Marksmanship Unit and the US Special Operations Command. There was a definitive purpose behind developing it: build a cartridge with better terminal ballistics than the 5.56 NATO while falling in between 5.56 and 7.62 in terms of caliber.
When all was said and done, the result was the 6.8 Special Purpose Cartridge, or 6.8 SPC.
Benefits of Using a Suppressor with the 6.8 SPC
Even though the 6.8 SPC isn’t really a heavy-hitting caliber, there’s still plenty of benefits to using a suppressor when you’re shooting this caliber. Here are some of the biggest benefits:
- Noise Reduction
- The main reason that shooters utilize a suppressor is for the decibel reduction. Shooting quietly is awesome, and it’s something that you can’t duplicate without a suppressor. Like the old saying goes, “often imitated, never duplicated.”
- Recoil Mitigation
- Again, 6.8 SPC isn’t a punishing cartridge, but the recoil is still there nonetheless. Because of the way suppressors dissipate escaping gases, it means that you’ll also experience less felt recoil when shooting suppressed, whether that’s in 6.8 SPC or any other caliber.
- Improved Shooter Comfort
- Whether you’re a new shooter or a seasoned trigger-puller, everyone likes to shoot comfortably. Shooting suppressed generates less noise and less recoil, and that makes for a more comfortable shooting experience . As a result, your range time is more enjoyable and you’ll want to shoot more often.
Considerations for Choosing the Best 6.8 SPC Suppressor
The majority of the suppressors that you’ll find rated for 6.8 SPC are also rated for a wide variety of other calibers, too. 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 and calibers that you own.
Make sure, too, that you consider your host gun when buying a suppressor, whether it be for 6.8 SPC or any other caliber. Since you can find 6.8 SPC rifles in both the bolt-action and semi-auto platforms, you need to consider which one you’ll be using – or maybe both! Be sure to really think about 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 stationary target shooting, but might be a bit much on a lighter rifle designed to be carried all day.
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.
|Best Overall||TBAC ULTRA 7 Gen2||.30||8 oz||7"||$1,180|
|Best Premium||BANISH 30-Gold||.30||13.2 oz||8.2"||$1,699|
|Shortest||Dead Air Nomad 30||.30||14.5 oz||6.5"||$949|
|Most Versatile||SilencerCo Omega 300||.30||14.8 oz||7.08"||$939|
|Best Value||Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2||.30||16.802 oz||7.825"||$769.95|
Top Suppressor Models for the 6.8 SPC
Without further ado, here is a detailed look at our top picks for the best 6.8 SPC suppressors on the market today.
Best Overall: TBAC ULTRA 7 Gen2
When you ask someone to choose a suppressor for any given purpose, there’s one name that always comes up: TBAC, and their ULTRA line is top-notch.
The ULTRA 7 Gen2 is TBAC’s highly efficient compact precision rifle suppressor when compared to their longer ULTRA 9 Gen2. It is best for applications where a compact form factor is important but excellent suppression is still required. Essentially, it’s right at home on a rifle chambered in 6.8 SPC.
When compared to the Gen1 version, the TBAC ULTRA 7 Gen2 is 2 decibels quieter at the muzzle and the ear and is 1.7 ounces lighter. It may not sound like much, but after an extended period of use, that little less weight and a few more reduced decibels add up and makes a big difference. Their titanium construction allows TBAC to create suppressors that are both lightweight yet incredibly durable.
- Quieter than the previous version
- Titanium construction provides excellent durability
- Multiple mounting options available
- TBAC’s popularity often leads to them being backordered
TBAC ULTRA 7 Gen2 Specs:
- Caliber: .30
- Weight: 8 oz
- Length: 7″
- Price: $1,180
Best Premium: 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 13.2 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 6.8 SPC 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: .30
- Weight: 13.2 oz
- Length: 8.2”
- Price: $1,699
Shortest: Dead Air Nomad 30
Suppressors add length to their host guns, and there’s really no way around that. If overall length is a big concern with suppressing your 6.5 SPC rifle, then give the Nomad 30 some serious consideration. At just 6.5″ overall, it’s the shortest on this list yet still provides excellent sound suppression.
Made of fully-welded stainless steel with a two chamber, high-efficiency baffle design, the Nomad 30 is designed for both high and low pressure cartridges so that you can use one suppressor no matter your needs.
Compatible with Dead Air’s R-Series front caps, you can swap out the Nomad 30’s cap for optimum performance depending on the cartridge you’re shooting. The Nomad 30 ships as a direct thread suppressor, but can use Xeno or KeyMo and is compatible with HUB adapters.
- Can swap end caps depending on caliber
- Multiple mounting options
- Short, but not so short as to be ineffective
- Fully welded, so not user serviceable
Dead Air Nomad 30 Specs:
- Caliber: .30
- Weight: 14.5 oz
- Length: 6.5″
- Price: $949
Most Versatile: SilencerCo Omega 300
When it comes to robust, lightweight, and full-auto rated suppressors that are compatible with 6.8 SPC, the SilencerCo Omega 300 rises to the top.
This suppressor is as equally at home on a carbine as it is being used as a lightweight precision or hunting rifle suppressor. The use of materials like Cobalt-6, Inconel, stainless steel, and titanium allow this suppressor to weigh in at just 14.8 ounces with a length of 7.08”.
The Omega 300 provides a variety of attachment options by utilizing SilencerCo’s Bravo style mounting system. This allows shooters to opt for a slightly shorter overall length by using the direct thread option, or the use of a quick-detach method with the ASR Mount and interfacing ASR Muzzle Devices.
Even though the Omega 300 is a fully-welded suppressor, it still offers the shooter additional versatility options by allowing the use of either the included Anchor Brake or direct thread mounting. Swappable end caps for various calibers being used with the suppressor lets the shooter tailor the Omega 300 to their specific needs. Switching between them is quick and easy.
- Versatility of mounts, caliber compatibility, and end caps is great
- Full auto rated, so go ahead and do those mag dumps
- Comes with a muzzle brake mount
- Fully welded, so not user serviceable
SilencerCo Omega 300 Specs:
- Caliber: .30
- Weight: 14.8 oz
- Length: 7.08″
- Price: $939
Best Value: Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2
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, which means 6.8 SPC fits nicely within that range.
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 (of course, not an issue with 6.8 SPC)
Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2 Specs
- Caliber: .30
- Weight: 16.802 ounces
- Length: 7.825”
- Price: $769.95
What Goes Into Buying a Suppressor?
Buying a suppressor – whether it’s for your 6.8 SPC rifle or not – through Silencer Central couldn’t be more easy! We guide you through the entire process and handle all of the paperwork for you. Here’s a brief rundown of how it works:
1. Find out whether silencers are legal to own in your state.
As of 2023, suppressors are legal in 42 of the 50 states. The eight that do not are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island – and the District of Columbia.
2. Pick the suppressor that’s right for you.
The suppressor market has never had so many good 6.8 SPC options to choose from! Thankfully, Silencer Central has a top-notch staff who know suppressors that can handle that caliber forwards and backward to help you pick the right affordable suppressor. Our team has helped countless thousands of customers find the right suppressor, and they can help you, too.
3. Buy your silencer and tax stamp.
When you buy your suppressor, you’ll also buy a $200 Federal tax stamp as required by the Federal government. If you buy more than one suppressor, either at the same time or in the future, then you’ll need another stamp.
4. Silencer Central handles all the paperwork.
After our staff gathers all of your information, we will email you your application pre-filled with your info to review and digitally sign. After you sign the documents, we will send your application to the ATF for processing. Once your background check is finished by the FBI and the ATF issues your tax stamp, we can mail your new 6.8 SPC silencer directly to your front door.
5. eZ-Pay: Pay while you wait.
Sure, it could be easier if there was no NFA to deal with, but that consideration aside, buying a 6.8 SPC silencer has never been easier than it is right now with Silencer Central! We submit your ATF paperwork first and then let you pay your silencer off over three months while your application processes. Just pay 25 percent down, and 25 percent a month for the next three months, and pay your silencer off while you wait for ATF approval.
Suppressors Are NFA Items
Even if you’re brand new to the suppressor world, you’ve probably heard the letters “NFA” come up in conversation. Suppressors fall under the regulations set out in the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934. This makes them NFA items, which groups them together in the same category as short-barrel rifles, short-barrel shotguns, and machine guns. If that sounds silly, well, that’s it’s because it is. Nonetheless, it’s the law and we have to abide by it. Because they’re NFA items, there’s a bit more involvement in the buying process.
Suppressors are Legal in Most (but not every) States
As we mentioned above in the section about the buying process, suppressors are legal in most states – but not all of them. As of 2023, suppressors are legal in 42 of the 50 states. The eight that do not are California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island – and the District of Columbia.
Enhance Your Shooting –Shop Suppressors Today!
The market for suppressors is plentiful, and narrowing it down to the right one for your 6.8 SPC rifle can be daunting. Thankfully, our staff has been shooting and selling suppressors of all kinds and calibers for more than 15 years. Suffice it to say that we’ve got a pretty good handle on which silencers make for a good investment. If you’re having trouble deciding which one to get, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’ll happily talk you through the options and then, when you’re ready, get you on your way to silencer ownership and suppressed shooting as quickly and easily as possible!