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MJ75

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OK guys, I need a mod. I know I need one because I can shoot more accurately with one. I've proven this on the range. It's for a T3 in .243. What would you fit and why? If there is anything I should avoid, what is it? And why?

Thanks in advance.
Jared
 

Thar

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The over barrel A-Tec weighs in at only 500gms and is quieter than any other mod I have heard:- T8, PES, CBQ jet-Z. There is a new modular A-Tec coming to the market, with this moderator you can remove baffles or add them depending on how quiet or light you want the moddy to be. When we tested the first one in the country on a 20” barrel 243 and we found we could run it on only 3 baffle sets and it still suppressed the noise enough to protect you ears while stalking I guess configured like this it probably weighed about 300gms.

Best rgds

Thar
 

mhudson115

Active Member
Stress free stainless steel PES any time. I know they are heavy but they are worry free and do the job perfectly. If you are walking 20 miles plus in the highlands then you may want to look at something lighter.
MH
 

legaleagle69

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I have a T3 308 fitted with a T8 it is a lot top heavy but it is so quiet all my mates comment on how good it is..
The balance of the rifle is affected greatly, I think it's great really clams it down big time, makes it a pleasure to shoot
 

EMcC

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I have been a T8 user for eleven years and swear by them, BUT recently, just to fill a slot on my FC, I acquired a Wildcat Predator 8.
I have been taking folk on an Estate shooting Deer recently and before we go I check their rifle hasn't been knocked in transit on the way to the location.
As a result I have heard a plethora of combinations of Rifles/Calibres and sound moderators.
I agree entirely with what you have said above BUT since hearing and using the Predator I would describe it as a 'T8 in Disguise'
By that, I mean that it is exceptionally well made, strippable for cleaning, slightly lighter than a T8, made from alloy and with the Mk1 ear, slightly better sound reduction wise.
The rrp is slightly more than the T8 but can normally be got for a little lessthan the T8 for a firm order cash sale!
PS if you're who I think you are give my regards to Charles!! Eddy McC
 

mudman

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What kind of price for a T8? I've got the slot on my ticket and am hoping to aquire a mod this year.
 

EMcC

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300WSM, I thought I read somewhere you helped Charles with some pictures for his book so you must know him fairly well, so do I, so we are almost sure to know of each other at least.
I took Charles out when he came to 'The Camp North of the Plain' back in the early nineties.
The 'Wildcat' moderator is the Mk1 made of stainless steel and out of enough metal to make a Morris Minor!
The new Predator 8 is made by Wildcat Rifles, the same company, and made of alloy/stainless steel and is a lot lighter.
The rrp for the Predator is £215 but can normally be got discounted for cash. The Reflex T8 rrp is £199 and is not normally discounted so the Predator is a much better option.
 

smithp18

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Interesting to see the reviews posted, is the CBQ Jet Z the same as Ase jet Z series.
The same manufacturer makes an Ase Utra S series and as anybody tested or used the S series and how did they find them ?. :rolleyes:


Thanks

Smithy
 

old keeper

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Like EMcC I have one of the new Predator8 moddys. I am very pleased with it, well made and balances well on the rifle. Also it can be adapted to other calibres and threads. I don't really like moderators but they are often a necessity nowadays.
Having had a variety including T8s(and having had a few corrosion probs with them) I think moderators are very difficult to sort out which are best in performance order. So many factors are involved, the individuals Mk1 ear, the terrain etc: all decent moderators have the desired effect of reducing report noise and making the source of the sound difficult to locate. All in all not a simple subject, at the end of the day you pays your money and takes your choice. In the vast majority of cases you won't be disappointed. :)
 

novice

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I too was in a similar situation earlier in the year when looking for a mod for my Tikka 595.

I ended up going for a PES T12. Although it is fairly heavy, it's pretty bombproof. I felt happier going for the all stainless construction as I understand aluminium mods may be prone to having the threads sieze and can be subject to more wear and tear than a steel mod.

I also like the fact that the PES is semi stripable.

As for noise reduction, I can only compare with hearing a T8 and T4. I admit that the T8 seemed to have a shorter, sharper note, but I'm happy with the PES. After all, it reduces the noise to a level that allows me to be comfortable without hearing protection and muzzle flip has been greatly reduced. Each to their own I guess.

Novice
 

poddle

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I have a T8 on my T3 and its great no problems at all, but as I have said before. It Totally Ruins The Balance .
Very quiet tho, and needs a squirt of WD after use. I take mine off if I'm walking a long way, it makes the gun lighter to carry... less leverage. Simply screw it back on when your in a "likely place"
 

stone

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poddle
wot happens if a roe buck unexpectedly stepped out in front you does that mean you are going to rush to put the mod back on and then possibly rush the shot not to sure that is a good method to use , i think i would prefer to leave the mod on and carry the rifle with the barrel facing the ground
just a thought as i know wot it takes to screw a T8 on
 

Thar

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stone said:
poddle
wot happens if a roe buck unexpectedly stepped out in front you does that mean you are going to rush to put the mod back on and then possibly rush the shot not to sure that is a good method to use , i think i would prefer to leave the mod on and carry the rifle with the barrel facing the ground
just a thought as i know wot it takes to screw a T8 on
I have to agree, I have shot many a deer when I was walking back to the car and you thought it was all over. ;)

Best rgds

Thar
 

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