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Silencer Central is your hub for all your silencer needs. We have a range of high-powered silencers that fit anything from a pistol to a SBR. Better yet, we carry our very own BANISH Suppressors, the first true multi-caliber silencers. Come see what we have to offer, and make sure to check out our free NFA trust, and our silencer accessories.
No! .308 suppressors are legal in 42 states. Suppressors are only illegal in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C. If you want to know more about the specific regulations on silencers in your state, read our state-by-state guide on silencer ownership.
Silencers actually make guns safer by reducing the risk of hearing loss and making it possible to operate guns without earplugs. In this way, gun owners can be more aware and responsive to their surroundings.
Suppressors are regulated, though, and that process can be a little daunting, even to the most seasoned gun-enthusiast. After all, most of us would rather be out on the range or hunting in the woods than sitting in front of a mountain of paperwork. Silencer Central is here to help navigate the paperwork, gun trust setup, wait time, and the entire buying process from start to finish.
It sure can. Suppressing a .308 is a great way to make it more hearing-safe, and even reduce some recoil. However, not all .308 can be suppressed to the point of hearing safety. Even with a silencer, a .308 rifle ranges from a bit over 134 decibels (hearing safe) to over 147 decibels (not at all hearing-safe).
Even without being completely hearing safe in some circumstances, it still allows you to be more aware of your surroundings and reduces the shock of an even louder blast. And that could save you precious seconds of reaction time. An unsuppressed .308 running a 20” barrel will produce about 170 dB of sound, which is pretty dangerous without ear pro.
To maximize your sound reduction, we recommend investing in a titanium silencer, like the BANISH 30 multi-caliber suppressor (formerly Vaminter 4.0). Take a look at how we tested 27 different silencers, and feel free to reach out for additional information.
We might be a little biased, but we’d recommend a BANISH 30 multi-caliber suppressor. It’s the most versatile silencer in the BANISH line and can be used with rimfire and rifle calibers from .17 to .300 Weatherby.
The titanium BANISH 30 weights only 10-13oz, and reduces the decibel level of a .308 by an amazing 34 dB or more! That puts most .308s well within a safe hearing range. You don’t have to take our word for it either, as it was recently reviewed in the NRA’s American Rifleman.
Technically it can, but it’s a little more complicated than that. If the suppressor can handle the shot’s pressure and the bullet can fit through the silencer’s bore, it can work. In most cases, a .308 silencer can then be used on a 223, since that is the case.
However, you won’t get the same quality or performance as you would when using a multi-caliber silencer, like the BANISH 30, or a suppressor designed for a 223. In other words, a .308 suppressor won’t silence a .223 as much as a .223 suppressor would.