I have just bought myself a new moderator for my 17 Rem. At the moment my Sako has a 24" barrel and a Jet Z CQB which I am finding just too long. I am going to shorten the barrel to 20-21" after the winter and was in two minds to get the Jet Z's thread changed to a bigger thread or just bite the bullet and buy a new moderator. I opted for the second course of action for two reasons A. I still have the original 222 Rem barrel threaded for the Jet Z and B. I was looking for something more calibre specific seen as I shoot near houses and any extra sound reduction is always a bonus
If I was in the UK I would have looked no further than the DM80 (which gets rave reviews from small calibre fans).
Seen as I am in Norway I looked at what one of the oldest moderator manafacturers Hausken (pronounced How Sken)had to offer.
They have been producing moderators since 1992 and are the main competitor to A-Tec in Norway.
After discussing what I needed, I ordered and received a SD228 in 17 caliber after a very short turnaround. It is an anodised aluminium design that shrouds the barrel 88mm and extends over the muzzle 140mm.
The packaging and quality of the product is excellent and I can't wait to get it installed on my rifle ready for next years winter foxing(just got to finish off this winter with the Jet Z first!)
Here is the moderator as it comes out of the box
Here compared to my other moderators, top to bottom Hausken SD228, A-Tec Maxim, ASE Utra Jet Z CQB and BR Reflex T8