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    Which suppressor? DPT or Hardy?

    I can get them at the same price. DPT has a good customer service reputation (I've experienced this personally), and Hardy less so (if internet opinions are to be believed). It's an off-the-shelf purchase for an off-the-shelf rifle, nothing complicated. Over-barrel in both cases.

    DPT
    - Weight 260g
    - Length 205mm (105mm forward)
    - dB reduction 21.56 (https://www.rodandrifle.co.nz/supressor-test.html)

    Hardy Gen6
    - Weight 290g
    - Length 200mm (80mm forward)
    - dB reduction 24.82 (https://www.rodandrifle.co.nz/supressor-test.html)

    Look very similar, with the Hardy just edging ahead in terms of performance and length, but slightly heavier.

    Thoughts please?
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    Gunworks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    Gunworks?
    The testing you are referencing was conducted at Hardy Rifle Engineering, a detail that was left out of said document.
    Warm Barrels!

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    I have never had direct dealings with DPT, but from the feedback from people who have, I have heard good things, but I have had a poor customer experience with Hardys and have heard similar things. If I was offered a choice between the two I would have to say DPT every time. The Hardy's suppressor I have leaves soot around the barrel after firing. We know the gap is swarf in the thread where the inner sleeve connects to the central thread at the muzzle fitting. But Hardys insist that the suppressor is not at fault. I have checked several times and can confirm without doubt tha there are no holes in the barrel and that the only way for soot and gas to get to the barrel are through the gaps in the suppressor.

    I do not mind when manufacturers have to remedy a fault. Faults happen, its a fact of life. It is far more important to me how a company deals with a fault when it happens and the service experience from Hardys left me in no illusion that I would never buy another.

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    Customer service is everything in my industry. I have to know that the service or parts that I supply to a client, the vendor and I will stand behind them. I agree with you about what you read on the net, it can be taken out of context and not always 100% true.

    I have to say DPT. If you add another baffle to the dpt, it will be just as good as the Hardy and still be lighter but at the expense of overall length. I have seen, owned and used both brands, the DPT is the more flexible of the 2 being able to be maintained or added to if required.

    Im not completely writing the hardy off here, its a..... ok..... product and if overall length is key and you can handle questionable after sale support go for the Hardy.

    My 5 cents worth....
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    DPT....it works....great service....easy to strip & clean....easy to buy more baffles....option of stainless baffle for high fire rate.....DPT

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300_BLK View Post
    Gunworks?
    That is what I use.

    Gunworks Ltd - 35mm 13.5" dia Spartan Suppressor 222 through to 30-06

    $260.87 (on special this month,) 127mm forward, 216 back and weighs 350grams

    Compared to the $350 for DPT it is 50 / 50 depending on your preference for weight / length. But Hardys look to be closer to $600 and to be brutal, for that I would get a DPT AND a Gunworks......

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    I've owned Hardy's gen 4 magnum, MAE and ASE.

    But shot alongside those that are confirmed DPT people.

    Hardy - I just think they don't take the time to look after the customers having had Crap left in the barrel, action after a threading and a 'rebore' of the Gen 4 after it gas jetted and consistently left carbon dag's on the baffles that even with submersion and bronze brush cleans refused to get back to a clean regular baffle.

    No such issues with the DPT maintenace is dead easy... whereas the Hardy I think is more aimed at the use and throwaway crowd.

    You can add extra stainless baffles to the dpt or replace as required - try doing that to a hardy!

    I think you know my answer - now to find a second hand one in a M14 for $200 that's my challenge!! To replace guess what - A Hardy!
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    The DPT is the only suppressor to get compared to a Hardy.

    The stuff you hear/read on the internet about customer service or more appropriately lack of it from Hardy's isn't just internet hearsay, its a real thing, you don't have to ,look far to find it.

    On top of all that Darren is a decent Bloke that will always stand behind his product

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    only one choice .... DPT.

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    Well, that's pretty clear. Thanks

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    Dpt had a hardy was not a good experience
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    +Dpt (have 2). Darren and Nickolas(@Friwi) are great to deal with.

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    I have a dpt. I like it. Haven't shot anything else though.

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