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Thread: DPT vs HARDY which one ?

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    DPT vs HARDY which one ?

    I'm in the market for a lightweight moderator as have just got rid of my Northstar (very good mod but too heavy for me). I already have a Hardy gen 4 in .30 cal I share between my .243 and 30-06 it's not very quiet on either , but lovely and light.

    So I think I have narrowed things down to the Hardy gen 5 or the DPT. Now is the Hardy 5 quieter than the Hardy 4 particularly in the correct calibre? (it's for the 243). Also how does it perform compared with the DPT? The Hardy i very slightly heavier than the DPT but a bit shorter.
    Price wise the DPT has it at 255 ...50 cheaper than the Hardy.

    I am leaning toward the DPT. Would love to hear from someone who has tried them both.

    ATB George

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    Your Hardy mk4 will have porting milled into the muzzle end to act as a muzzle break and deflect some of the gasses outwards. This is what tended to make the Hardy mods sound louder. The Mk5 looks the same but the milling on the muzzle is only aesthetic, it doesn't go right through to the expansion chamber and therefore doesn't act as a muzzle break. The mk5 should sound quieter than the mk4.

    I have no experience of the DPT but have had a mk5 Hardy on my 30-06 for a year and can't fault it.

    Hope this helps.

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    I had a Hardy 4 on my 243 and you're right, they're not very quiet.
    I now have a DPT on my 243 and 22-250 and they are much quieter.
    However the Hardy was a 30 cal and the DPTs are calibre specific and I think that makes a bit of difference.

    Cheers

    Bruce

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    may I suggest you consider the macc-tech as well?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Got and use both - prefer DPT for several reasons - lighter, cheaper quieter
    TonyC

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    We sell more Hardys than DPT, personally I prefer the DPT, due to balance, not much difference in sound, Some customers also like the ability to fit the stainless baffle in the DPT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    We sell more Hardys than DPT, personally I prefer the DPT, due to balance, not much difference in sound, Some customers also like the ability to fit the stainless baffle in the DPT.
    And you can buy extra DPT baffles(of any calibre up to 30-06) without having to enter them on your FAC. I have 8(max is 10) baffles on my over-barrel .223 DPT and the muzzle noise is virtually zero, according to bystanders.

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    I have used both on the 243, the DPT takes my vote in standard format, add a couple of baffles and its quieter that any mod I have heard and I've seen a lot used up here.

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    Thanks guys, looks like the DPT has everything going for it.

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    Another vote for DPT here

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