Thunder Beast Arms Corporation suppressors for sale online at Omaha Outdoors include the 30-cal, 6.5mm, and 338 cal versions of the Ultra line of centerfire precision rifle silencers; the 223A for 5.56 full auto carbines; and the 22 Take Down, 22L-1, and 22S-1 for super quiet rimfire shooting. Unlike many other silencers or suppressors on the market, TBAC cans are made by and for people who regularly venture into the field and the backcountry with precision rifles for competition, hunting, and law enforcement purposes. They are meant to be as small and light as possible without sacrificing anything in terms of sound reduction or adverse effects on point of impact shift.
But Don't I Want The Biggest, Toughest Suppressor Available?
It's tempting to go for a silencer that's built from materials recovered from a meteorite and tempered to withstand belt-fed machine gun bursts from a short barrel - something meant to withstand the extreme pressure and temperature cycles caused by these weapons (if you want a can for that, TBAC has the 223A for short barreled 5.56 machine guns down to a 7.5" barrel length). But those suppressors are often a pound and a half, and their overbuilt nature is not only unnecessary for the more sedate rate of fire encountered in precision rifle shooting, it's actually a detriment. Switch to a lighter suppressor and you might be able to bring along an extra 20 or 30 rounds of ammunition or reduce your overall load by almost a pound, and when you need to climb 5,000 feet with a rifle on your back before you take your next shot, that extra pound can make a big difference. Furthermore, a lightweight silencer on the end of a rifle barrel makes switching from target to target or quickly bringing the rifle to your shoulder and making a shot from the standing much easier compared to a heavy silencer.
With all this in mind, TBAC brings you the Ultra-5, Ultra-7, and Ultra-9 in both .30-cal and 6.5mm varieties, the Ultra-7 in .223 flavor and the Ultra-sized 338 Ultra for the 338 Lapua. With the exception of the 338 Ultra, the numbers in the model name refer to length, with the Ultra-5 being 5" in length and meant to just take the edge off a supersonic rifle shot without increasing weight too much and the Ultra-9 being meant for the ultimate in sound reduction, with the Ultra-7 falling somewhere in the middle. In fact, even the direct thread Ultra-5 is about the same weight as some popular non-sound-reducing muzzle devices for the AR-15 platform! It's also great to see silencers for the 6.5 cartridges, but given Thunder Beast's strong support of precision rifle competitions, it's no surprise. Most silencer companies would just sell you a 30 caliber can for your .260 Rem bolt gun and call it a day, but TBAC wants to save you a few decibels with a more efficient silencer for your exact needs.
Make no mistake, these aren't weak silencers. Mounting to Ionbond DLC-coated 17-4 stainless muzzle brakes and utilizing titanium construction overall, Thunder Beast says full auto isn't a problem with the Ultras as long as you limit the full auto to a single 30 round mag dump before letting the suppressor cool off. They just aren't meant for sustained full auto use, which is perfectly fine for those who might fire less than 30 rounds throughout an entire two-day rifle competition or for a hunter who just needs to make one shot.
Rounding out the Thunder Beast product line are the 22 LR suppressors like the 22S-1 and 22L-1. Unlike most rimfire suppressors, they're made of titanium for extra strength and durability, and they weigh as little as 3.5 ounces – that's less than an unloaded 30 round PMag. Plus, they make the CB flash hider which works well as a flash hider when a can isn't mounted but also allows a silencer to be attached for maximum sound reduction.