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5 Best Suppressors for .30 Caliber [2023]

Looking to suppress your .30 cal? We go through some of our favorite dedicated and multi-caliber cans that get the job done.

    A good .30-cal suppressor can totally change your shooting experience.

    Whether you’re at the range or on the hunt, it makes for a much more comfortable time shooting.

    Silencer Central Banish 30 on Carbine
    Silencer Central Banish 30

    Why is that?

    Well, glad you asked. We’re going to cover the ins and outs of suppressors in general, including how they work and how you can buy one. Then we’ll deep dive into some recommendations of our favorite .30-caliber models.


    Looking for a .30-caliber suppressor to keep your ears safe and your friends jealous? We’ve got you covered.

    Let’s get into it.

    Summary of Our Top Picks

    1. Best Quick Detach Option

      Dead Air Sandman-S

      Monocore suppressor, QD for easy removal/attachment

    2. Best Full-Auto Rated Option

      SilencerCo Omega 300

      Full auto rated, comes with direct thread and QD mount

    3. User Serviceable Option

      Silencer Central Banish 30

      Affordable, self-serviceable

    4. Most Compact Option

      Dead Air Nomad-30

      Smaller than other cans on the list, affordable

    5. Best Budget Suppressor

      SilencerCo Harvester Evo

      Multi-cal suppressor, super affordable and lightweight

    Table of Contents


    Why You Should Trust Us

    Input into this article came from the PPT editorial team and our writers. Together we have a combined shooting experience of 30+ years, including instruction, competition, and multiple shooting disciplines.

    PPT Team Staff

    We’ve spent countless hours researching and analyzing guns and gear to determine which is the best when it comes to features, reliability, and bang for your buck.

    We had to make some tough calls. If you don’t see your favorite suppressor, it doesn’t mean we hate it, just that we couldn’t include it this time.

    Best .30-Caliber Suppressors

    Alright, with all that out of the way, let’s talk about the best .30-cal suppressors on the market.

    The following list consists of suppressors we like the most out of all our testing. Many of us here at PPT either have the following models or at least have experience with them via media events and industry range days.


    We realize this list does not encompass every .30-cal can on the market, but frankly, there’s not enough space to talk about them all. So, we’ve limited our list to some of our personal faves.

    In no particular order…

    1. Dead Air Sandman-S

    The Dead Air Sandman-S is a monocore suppressor with a QD mount for easy attachment and removal.

    It is just a hair under 7 inches in length, weighing in at 18.5 ounces. Rated for up to .300 WM and .30-06, larger .30-cal stuff is no problem for it whatsoever.

    Dead Air Sandman S on Rifle
    Dead Air Sandman S on Rifle

    Dead Air’s Sandman-S also features a removable front-cap with a built-in flash hider.

    Having a replaceable part on the end of your suppressor is great…but why?

    Dead Air Sandman-S Hunting
    Dead Air Sandman-S Hunting

    Well, if you drop it or otherwise damage it, you don’t have to replace the whole can. You’re only out the end cap, which Dead Air sells and can ship right to your door.

    User reports put the Sandman-S at around 140dB. MSRP on the Sandman-S comes in at around $1,069 but can be retailed for around the $850 mark.

    Best Quick Detach Option
    at Capitol Armory

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Available Coupons

    2. SilencerCo Omega 300

    The SilencerCo Omega is one of the best-selling titanium rifle suppressors on the market, and it’s easy to see why.

    This 7-inch can weighs in at just 14.0 ounces, and can suppress everything from 5.7x28mm up to .300 WM with ease.

    Omega 300
    Omega 300

    You have four finish options as well.

    Even better, the Omega is full-auto-rated and comes with a direct thread and QD mount. It also boasts a removable brake that can be swapped for a flat front cap.

    Omega 300

    SilencerCo says the Omega 300 comes in at 133.9dB for .308 Win.

    The Omega comes in ever so slightly more than the Dead Air at $1,130.

    Best Full-Auto Rated Option
    at Capitol Armory

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Available Coupons

    3. Silencer Central Banish 30

    The Silencer Central Banish 30 is a great option for larger .30 calibers up to .300 RUM. Appearing in 2020, it now stands as one of the flagship options for Silencer Central.

    22 Silencer Central Banish 30 with Box
    Silencer Central Banish 30

    It measures over 8 inches, making it one of the longest suppressors on this list. But it’s also one of the lightest at just 13 ounces overall.

    The bonus to this can? It’s self-serviceable and works equally well with rimfire calibers.

    Silencer Central Banish 30 Shooting Left Side

    Silencer Central says the Banish 30 comes ready to reduce the sound of a .308 by 34 decibels at minimum.

    The Banish 30 also happens to be quite affordable where suppressors are concerned, retailing for $979.

    User Serviceable Option
    at Silencer Central

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Available Coupons

    To see the Silencer Central Banish 30 in action, head over to Johnny’s review!

    4. Dead Air Nomad-30

    Looking for a slightly shorter suppressor that handles up to .300 Norma Mag? Then the Dead Air Nomad-30 is a phenomenal option.

    It comes in at 6.5-inches long, making it the most compact offering on our list.

    Dead Air Nomad 30
    Dead Air Nomad 30

    Despite its size, the Nomad-30 still offers impressive sound dampening and compatibility with a number of Key Mount Flash Hiders and muzzle brakes, as well as multiple quick-detach systems.

    It is also extremely modular, with multiple front caps available, so you can get better performance out of smaller calibers. Just remember to take that 5.56 end cap off before you send a .300 WM round down the barrel, or you’re gonna have a bad time.

    Dead Air Nomad 30

    The Nomad-30 is reported to offer a decibel rating of 126.7dB.

    Retailing for $969, the Nomad graces our list as the most affordable option.

    Most Compact Option
    at Capitol Armory

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Available Coupons

    What do you think of the Nomad-30? Rate it below!

    Readers' Ratings

    5.00/5 (793)

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    5. SilencerCo Harvester Evo

    The Harvester Evo from SilencerCo brings a multi-caliber suppressor that is both lightweight and affordable. 

    The most budget friendly on our list, the Harvester Evo is great for hunters or those that want something under $800. 

    Harvester Evo 2
    Harvester Evo 2

    Based on the company’s original Harvester, the Harvester Evo offers up a tubeless design opting for Cobalt-6, Inconel, and 17-4 stainless steel for its construction. 

    It sports a 6.235” length and 10.8-ounce weight. This can works with. 223 Rem, .300 BLK, .245 Win, .260 Rem, .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor…up to .300 WM. 

    SilencerCo advertises that this thing can take .22 Rem down to 129.6 dB and .300 WM to 136.8dB.

    Best Budget Suppressor
    at Capitol Armory

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Prices accurate at time of writing

    Available Coupons

    Compatible with SilencerCo Bravo mounting accessories it ships with a 1/2×28 and 5/8×24 Bravo Direct Thread Mounts.

    We think the Harvester Evo would do well on your favorite hunting rifle or when cash is a concern. 

    Why Use a Suppressor?

    It makes your gun quieter! Next question, please. Seriously, though, this is more important than you might immediately realize.

    Yeah, a lot of times, you still wear hearing protection, but a suppressor can actually bring shooting down to a hearing-safe level. This is really convenient.

    Silencer Central Banish 30 Shooting Right Side
    You might still choose to wear ear pro, but with a suppressor, things are a lot quieter.

    A suppressor can also reduce recoil and muzzle blast. And it’s great for hunters who want a more natural sound when in the woods, as well as those that want to preserve their hearing for years to come.

    Finally, there are the other benefits you get during hunting season, assuming your state allows hunting with a suppressor.

    Deer hunting with kids? Absolutely.

    Aside from being easier on your ears, you’re also doing a lot less to spook the local game animals, both the ones you might be shooting at and the general population.

    I’ve seen hogs shot with suppressed .300 BLK and .308 Win rounds take off running, leaving the herd standing around looking confused. This makes follow-up shots possible where they wouldn’t have been before.

    Choosing a .30-Caliber Suppressor

    So, if any of that sounds interesting, how do you go about choosing a .30-caliber suppressor?

     There are actually a few things you need to keep in mind.

    Caliber Compatibility

    First, a lot of people go with a .30 or .45-caliber suppressor because they generally work with smaller calibers as well.

    So, most .30-caliber suppressors will also work with, say, .22-caliber rounds like .223.

    PMC Bronze .223 55gr
    A sprinkling of .223

    Small caveat…not all suppressors are built equally, so this might not apply to every model on the market. Sometimes you need a specific adaptor to make this jump to a smaller cartridge.

    Long story short, make sure the suppressor you get is actually rated for the calibers you want. This is particularly important with Magnum calibers like .300 Win Mag, for example.

    Left to Right .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, .338 Winchester Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum
    Left to right: .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield, .338 Winchester Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .375 H&H Magnum

    Attachment Method

    Next, we need to look at how your suppressor actually attaches to your gun. In most cases, you want something with quick-detach lugs, a.k.a. QD.

    These sport a discrete adaptor or muzzle device that threads onto the barrel. Then the suppressor attaches to the adaptor or muzzle device.

    SilencerCo Omega 300 QD
    SilencerCo Omega 300 is a QD style can. (Photo: SilencerCo)

    This is much faster to set up and take down than a direct-thread option where the suppressor screws straight onto the muzzle.

    But a direct-thread option is often cheaper. They also may not require the adapter setup or special muzzle device that a QD option will.

    Silencer Central Banish 30
    Silencer Central’s Banish 30 is a direct thread model.

    So, you do you.

    In general, we feel the QD options are worth the marginal extra expense, and the muzzle brake/comp you get as a base still works well, even with the suppressor attached.

    Sound Dampening Performance

    This one is pretty easy. How quiet does the suppressor you’re looking at actually make the round you want to fire? Does it bring it down to a hearing-safe range?

    Are you okay with wearing ear pro if not?

    Putting on Eye and Ear Protection
    Putting on Eye and Ear Protection

    Are you willing to pay extra to have more sound baffling for even less noise?

    Only you can answer these questions, so just make sure to compare the decibel reduction of each suppressor. Also, don’t trust any suppressor you can’t find a decibel rating for.

    Monocore vs. Stacked Baffles

    The inside of a suppressor contains structures called baffles. These diffuse and redirect the expanding gases, slowing and cooling them before they leave the muzzle.

    This, in turn, makes the gun quieter.

    Transparent suppressor

    There are two different types — independent stacked baffles and solid monocore baffles.

    Stacked baffles consist of individual pieces stacked together to form the interior of the suppressor.

    Stacked Baffles
    Stacked Baffles (Photo: Gun Digest)

    Meanwhile, a monocore suppressor uses one long single piece inside.

    Functionally, one isn’t necessarily better at reducing sound than the other. That said, stacked baffles are easier to clean, which is better for you when it comes to maintenance.

    Monocore Suppressor
    Monocore Suppressor (Photo: Wiki Commons)

    Monocores are easier to machine, which means cheaper price tags.

    The key is figuring out what means more to you – price or ease.

    Buying a Suppressor

    It’s worth noting that as you evaluate prices for each of the suppressors below, you also need to factor in the $200 tax stamp.

    Yep, because these devices fall under the National Firearms Act, there’s a process you must undertake to own one.

    Suppressor ATF Stamp
    Gotta have that tax stamp to legally own a suppressor.

    This includes filing the correct paperwork, cutting the ATF a check for $200, and waiting a few months for the ATF’s okay.

    For more on this whole deal and how to get everything done, check out our guide on How To Buy a Suppressor Online.

    Final Thoughts

    A good .30-caliber suppressor is a great addition to any firearm owner’s collection. And the suppressors on this list all meet the requirements of versatility and sound reduction.

    Not to mention, we think these definitely deliver the best value.

    SilencerCo Suppressors
    C’mon they just look fun!

    Which of these .30-cal cans is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below! And for more on suppressors, be sure to check out our guide on How to Buy a Suppressor Online as well as the Best Places to Buy a Suppressor: Online and Offline.

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    • Commenter Avatar
      Jeffery Linscomb

      I’ve been into Pew Pew for a few years… thank you for helping me choose my first optics, accessories, and general learning curve as I have grown. My Canik SP9fx is thanks to your review, okay? It’s my favorite pistol to date.
      I have a lot of PSA stuff, but what about Witt Machine muzzle brakes and suppressors, Brigade Manufacturing firearms?
      I own these too and they’re phenomenal.
      I have two Swampfox optics, and I wouldn’t change a thing about them… Sanders Armory has sent me two fantastic stainless .300BLK uppers, but these marques are not represented in your comparisons.
      Is this deliberate or a function of so many companies it’s tough to keep up?
      No matter what, thank you for what you do.

      August 29, 2023 9:40 pm
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      Bert Jones

      what are your thoughts on the Dead Air Sandman-K?

      September 1, 2022 4:18 pm
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      I feel like there should be a shoutout to Pew Science here, since they have a very helpful set of metrics that people can use to evaluate things like quiet for user versus for quiet for bystanders. It’s an invaluable, quantitative, and standardized measure I used to buy my first .300 can.

      September 1, 2022 1:02 am
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      Chuck Childres

      Griffin Armament 30-SDK

      August 29, 2022 2:53 pm
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      Michael Birchfield

      10 months into my paper Form 4 wait, 6 months into my (90day) E-Form 4 wait. What a wonderful system.

      August 27, 2022 5:40 am
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        Took me 12 months for paper form 4. Just under 10 months each for two stamps using eFile.

        April 2, 2023 8:27 pm
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        BBQ David

        Hey, mine took 293 days, now I have to wait up to 30 more days to get it back from the dealer. They have to get it cleared through my local sheriff off office.

        May 29, 2023 11:42 pm
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      Whitt Machined in Texas.

      August 26, 2022 7:09 pm
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        Not worth it. No sound reduction ratings are listed for any of Witt's suppressors on their web site. Poor quality in manufacturing. Poor customer service. Reviews show that their suppressors don't reduce sound levels like the pricier competitors. See YouTube for more data.

        January 4, 2023 7:59 am
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          Jonathan Bellamy

          I love myu mod 1

          May 7, 2023 5:43 pm
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      Joe Texas

      Any thoughts on the thunderbeast ultra 7?

      May 9, 2022 4:18 pm
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      Homer J Simpson

      I just purchased a Banish 30 so I won't have any actual experience using it for about a year but hopefully I'm happy with it. I went with it because of the serviceability, size/weight and the fact that they handle all the paperwork for you!!!! You simply can't put a price on that.

      December 7, 2021 10:30 am
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      Andrew Thompson

      I went with the one and done option, the Omega 36M. I like using the short config on my 8" 300blk home defense gun. Works great on my 5.56 rifles as well.

      April 29, 2021 3:57 pm
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