Alpha .50 caliber
- Weight: 4 lb. 2 oz. Overall length: 14 in.
- Exterior diameter: 2.00 in.
- Rifle used in test: Armalite AR-50 w/ 30 in. barrel
- Ammunition used: Lake City 650 grain ball
- Ambient temperature: 75° F - Bagdad, Arizona, at 3,650 ft. above sea level
- Humidity 15%
Sound Pressure Level Reduction: 38 db
(Due to the limitations of the sound meter microphone, the sound level reading was recorded beside the shooter.)
For .50 caliber bolt action rifles and depending upon an individual shooter's experience, perceived recoil for suppressors is slightly more than with a muzzle brake. The actual visual of the flash signature from a suppressor at 50 yards and forward of the muzzle at a 45° angle is approximately the same as the striking of a BIC lighter.
Thread: 1x14 or 7/8x14
Both the shooter and observer will be please with the sound reduction when the Alpha suppressor is in use. However, the sound you will be hearing is still above the safe hearing threshold. It is highly recommended that some type of hearing protection is used when firing the weapon.
Users frequently complain about a change of the point of impact between a rifle with and without a sound suppressor installed. This is most often a function of the inherent stiffness of the rifle's barrel, not the sound suppressor. We offer the service or will instruct the customer in how to time out the suppressor to the weapon. This procedure will minimize the change of windage point of impact.