The .22 LR caliber firearms aren’t very loud to begin with—add a suppressor to that and you’ve got a very quiet shooter that is perfect for plinking or hunting small game. SilencerCo has yet again produced a quality AND affordable suppressor with the SpectreII. With an MSRP of around $400, what’s not to love?
The Spectre features a stainless steel construction and a very robust container with a 1/2×28 thread pitch and a tail cap that resembles an RPG fin. This end and tail cap easily unscrew to allow cleaning and routine maintenance; the non mono-core baffles can then be removed and also replaced if necessary—a very user-friendly design indeed. The baffles press together like they were hand fitted to each other and their smooth finish makes for an easy wipe down after a long day of shooting. Of course, SilencerCo’s warranty system is in full effect: the removable components, baffel strikes and possible unfortunate mishaps are no longer a major concern as the end-user can simply replace the damaged part with ease.
Advertised as being capable of performing at 113 decibels, the suppressor leaves your hearing intact after a pleasant snap rather than an irritating crack; at least that’s the best I can describe the experience. I didn’t feel a significant difference in recoil personally and, not that there was much to begin with, I seriously doubt it altered the rifle’s performance much. I would also like to say that zero malfunctions were experienced throughout the day, so reliability is another pro “box” that can be checked for this one. All in all, the SilencerCo SpectreII suppressor is a fun and affordable way to get into suppressors without breaking the bank.
Here’s a little footage of me shooting it just so you can get a feel for the sound and look of the suppressor.
Images and video provided by the author.