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Old October 22, 2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Saker 762 vs 762 SDN6 vs 762SD

I'm looking into a multi rifle suppressor for both my M1A and AR15, both of them now have AAC blackout flash hiders attached.

Can anyone give any insight on these as far as effectiveness and durability are concerned? Any annoying issues?
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Old October 23, 2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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The Saker will be the strongest because of its baffle design, it has an interchangeable rear end for switching out mounting options, and it has a removable end cap for adding a flash hider or a 5.56 endcap. The SDN-6 is also very strong, and it's the same size, weight and loudness as the Saker, but it only fits on one type of mount (the AAC 51T mount) and doesn't have the modular options of the Saker. And the 762SD is a re-release of the older AAC can that was replaced by the SDN-6; it's longer, heavier, and not as durable as the SDN-6. But because it's 3" longer it's going to be quieter.

I say get the Saker if you like the different mounting options (they currently make 5 different MAAD mounts with more to come), or if you are going to shoot it a lot on an SBR and/or a 5.56 rifle (the baffle design is slightly stronger than the SDN-6 and you can put the 5.56 endcap on it to make it quieter with 5.56). But the SDN-6 is a great can that performs very well and is usually cheaper than the Saker is (I have one and love it). Or get the 762SD if you don't mind the extra length, you're not planning to shoot a lot of rapid-fire mag dumps, and you're not using it on an SBR; it's quieter than the other two and a lot cheaper.

Also, keep in mind that AAC has extended their "Damn the Man" $200 store-credit rebate until the end of the year; for every AAC rifle or silencer you buy you get $200 to spend at their online store, which is great if you'll need more mounts.
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Old November 7, 2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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I chose the new 762-SD. Still waiting for my stamp.

Length/weight aren't a huge concern for me, especially given this is my first rifle suppressor. I plan to use it on a AR pistol in 300blk, a 16" AR in 5.56 and maybe a bolt gun down the road.

The price was also right too - the Saker is a good chunk more expensive.

The 762-SD should also be quieter than the others given it has more volume.
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Old November 7, 2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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I'm leaning towards the Saker since I'm planning on running it on a 5.56 rifle as well. It's only $50 more than the SDN6 from silencershop.com

Has anyone done business with these guys?
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Old November 8, 2014, 03:55 PM   #5
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I own the SDN-6 and I have purchased from Silencer Shop. They are great to do business with. Extremely convenient. If you have a trust, you can purchase the suppressor online and they'll do the Form 4 for you. If you live in Texas, they can even ship the suppressor to your door (you have to fill out the 4473 by mail and they notify the county sheriff for the ID requirement). Very competitive prices as well on top of the excellent service.

I can't speak to the Saker; but the SDN-6 works great with .300 BLK and does fine as a 5.56mm suppressor too (it is actually shorter than my 5.56mm Ops Inc. 16th model and about the same weight). Shot side by side, you can tell the SDN-6 is louder than the dedicated 5.56 suppressor; but unless you shoot them side by side you won't notice the difference (and even then not everybody notices).

My only complaint with it is that it is hefty (20oz-ish). That's great if you are doing mag dumps or taking a multi-day class; but a titanium suppressor would be a lot handier for hunting or target shooting.
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Old November 11, 2014, 12:59 PM   #6
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And the 762SD is a re-release of the older AAC can that was replaced by the SDN-6; it's longer, heavier, and not as durable as the SDN-6. But because it's 3" longer it's going to be quieter.
The 762SD is only 1.34" longer than the SDN-6 (9" vs 7.66") and 3 oz heavier, and supposedly 4-5 dB quieter.
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Old November 12, 2014, 12:18 PM   #7
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The 762SD is only 1.34" longer than the SDN-6 (9" vs 7.66") and 3 oz heavier, and supposedly 4-5 dB quieter.
Yeah, I don't know why I wrote 3"; it's definitely not 3" longer. I always forget exactly how long they all are, so I probably pulled up the numbers from AAC's website and mis-read a number or two. And considering I show customers the difference in length between those cans on a regular basis, I should have noticed that 3" was incorrect.

But numbers aside, the 762-SD is noticeably longer and heavier than an SDN-6 or Saker when you mount it on a rifle: That extra length is even more noticeable on an SBR, and that little bit of extra weight is magnified because it's on the end of the rifle. But of course it's also quieter and a lot cheaper, so it's a really great option for many people.
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Old November 14, 2014, 04:02 PM   #8
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I'm leaning towards the cheaper 762 SD, I was on the verge of making the leap on the Saker and then I got to thinking about how much I was going to hate being out $900 + $200 for 9 months with nothing to show for it. $760 total sounds A LOT easier to swallow. I think I can put up with another 1.3" and 3oz of weight and length.

Here are the guns I'm planning on running it on
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Old November 15, 2014, 12:11 AM   #9
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Nice AR. There should be a rule that any time someone mentions their gun, they should be required to post a picture for show and tell.
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Old November 16, 2014, 04:47 AM   #10
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Old November 18, 2014, 11:48 AM   #11
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I got to thinking about how much I was going to hate being out $900 + $200 for 9 months with nothing to show for it. $760 total sounds A LOT easier to swallow. I think I can put up with another 1.3" and 3oz of weight and length.
Yeah, the price on the 762SD is hard to beat. That's mostly why I chose it. It's my first rifle suppressor, so I figured I wouldn't mind the extra weight/length so much, but the extra sound suppression is important to me. I'll build up a 300blk pistol to use it on eventually.
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Old November 18, 2014, 02:49 PM   #12
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I have a SDN-6 and mounts on my .300bo, SR556, LWRC R.E.P.R. and Savage Hoghunter. To date I have about 1000 rounds through it and have had no issues what so ever.
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Old November 19, 2014, 01:41 PM   #13
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I understand that the 762SD was discontinued for a period of time, is it any better than it was in say... 2011?

I just compared videos from Silencershop.com and the Saker appears to be about 5db quieter with the .22 cal end cap and about 2db quieter with the .30 cal end cap.
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I understand that the 762SD was discontinued for a period of time, is it any better than it was in say... 2011?
The original 762SD used their inferior 18T mount, but then it was upgraded to use the 51T mount. Then it was replaced by the SDN-6, which is shorter and has a full inconel baffle stack (I believe the 762SD has a first baffle in inconel and the rest in stainless, though I'm not 100% sure on that).

As far as I know, the new 762SD is simply a re-release of the same 51T version that was replaced by the SDN-6. Silencer companies are constantly upgrading their line and discontinuing previous designs, but that doesn't mean the old ones are always inferior. Take the AAC SPR M4: it had the same baffle stack as the M4-2000, but it was quieter, had less gas blowback, had an adjustable POI, and looked better on a 16" rifle because it was a reflex design (it slipped over the end of the barrel a lot farther and had more internal volume without adding more overall length than the M4-2000). But AAC discontinued it and pushed the M4-2000 instead.
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Old November 19, 2014, 04:31 PM   #15
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The new 762Sd has the all-inconel stack. AAC says improved performance, durability & efficiency compared to the old one.
The only tests I can find are with the old version. I'd like to see some comparisons with the new one.
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Old November 19, 2014, 06:13 PM   #16
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The new 762Sd has the all-inconel stack.
You're right, it says that right on their website. That's strange; the other day at work I was trying to figure out exactly how many baffles were inconel and I could've sworn that it didn't say on their website. I was planning to call AAC to find out for sure, but I guess I don't need to anymore. Thanks!

Yeah, a proven design with a full-inconel baffle stack at that price? That's a great deal for sure.
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Old November 21, 2014, 01:49 PM   #17
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Bad News

Unfortunately my suppressor dreams are squashed at the moment, I just blew the turbo on my truck and had to spend $900 on a new one.
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