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    Can cover

    Here's a look at a suppressor cover from TAB , they are made to your exact measurements , and have a bungee cord to tighten the cover on to the suppressor , to stop it moving under recoil.

    Its on a Ase Utra SL-7 borelock suppressor , the SL-7 is a rather short can .


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    Colour me dumb as a rabbit ChrisF but what is the point of a cover like that?
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    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    OK ,

    It depends on the can & calibre , but as an example , using a Sako TRG-42 rifle in 338LM , with a all steel Reflex T8M suppressor , and a 16x scope , I could only 3rds before I had heat mirage off the can so bad , as I could not see the target , due to the seroius amount of heat produced by 3 shots .

    The cover acts as a barrier/shield as far as heat simmer directly off the can .
    So it enables you to shoot more rds than a un-shielded can , it does however not allow the can to cool as quickly as un-wrapped .

    The TAB covers are ONLY rated for bolt guns or semi-autos , and NOT full auto etc .

    So a lesser cal , burning less powder wil heat a can up slower than the extreme example of the 338LM .

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    OK that makes sense to me.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Nice bit of kit how long did it take to get to you Chris?
    I had one made here with high temp insulation fabric with a canvas backing for my 260 that works very well. Heat mirage off the suppressor on my 260 was a problem after about 6 rounds and is a problem off the barrel after about 10 rounds.

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    How have you found the suppressor itself? Is it the. 308 or 338 sl-7?

    As for barrel heat mirage a few guy at our range use a length of steel measuring tape that's painted and stuck down with a few tabs of double sided tape. Contour matches that of the barrel and cases the heat to flare out the sides and not straight up in front of the scope.

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    Hi Gillie ,

    Usually about 4 weeks , as every one is a different size ( ie custom made to your dimensions etc ) , and as long as you actually measure the can your self , instead of maybe using the specs off a website etc , so they fit YOUR measurements .

    I would reccomend the model above with the bungee cord retainer .

    Go to " Riflesonly " to order ,

    Cheers Chris

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    Thanks Chris,
    Is that Ase can you have a smooth can? And the suppressor cover stays on alright under recoil?

    The suppressor on my 260 is a gunworks and has the raised knerled section is the middle. This rough section basically means the suppressor cover doesn't move under recoil. When i don't quite get it on tight enough i can burn it when it gets too far forawrd of the end of the suppressor.

    Cheers,

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    is there any ill effects of retaining the heat generated? any idea how much that increases the can temp? that must add to the barrel temp?
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Go to AUs website to see info , but the SL-7 , is a SS can with 7 baffles , welded I think or cast , BUT it has a threaded boss that mates to the rifle , these are in different threads etc .
    The SL-7 is available as a direct thread version ( all silver in colour ) , or the borelock version ( suppressor is silver and borelock mech is black ) , its a heavyish bit of kit , have not used it yet , have used the borelock Jet Z 223 version on a AR , its nice .
    SL-7s , have 30 & 338 cal , not uesd them as yet , busy working Xmas & new yr stats .

    I really like the fact that they LOCK in place , and will not un-screw by them selves .

    YES , the cover will keep the can hotter than with out , just like pink bats .

    The bungee is there so you can tighten the cover down a bit , so as to stop the cover moving , as long as that raised center area ( knurled ) is not too big , I think the cover would work ?

    Cheers Chris

 

 

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