My main stalking rifle is a 270 Howa with a thin barrel with 1/2 UNF. I have a Wildcat Predator 8 on it which I find too big and heavy, and I want to change it for something smaller and lighter.
I am not seeking "the best sound reduction", I simply want a mod to "take the edge off" the 270's blam.
Not bothered whether it's over-barrel or completely out the front, though would prefer not to add hugely to the barrel length if possible.
I've been offered a Sonic 35, and also an A-TEC Maxim.
Of these the Sonic seems remarkably small in diameter (I see they do a 45 too that's fatter), and both seem significantly lighter than the Predator. So far so good.
Someone else told me I should get an ASE UTRA SL5.
Any opinions good or bad on any of these?
Any others I should consider?
Thank you in advance....