10-30 dBs can be very significant. You might consider finding a range or dealer that will rent or demo a silenced rifle for you to try or find someone with one who will give you a demo. It takes hearing one and feeling the recoil difference in person to really appreciate the difference. That said, you may not find it's worth the investment for your needs.I watched a test vid. Reductions are small, maybe 10-30 dbs? That hardly seems worth the cost no (I mean just for hunting/non-tactical)?
10 dbs is noticeable, 30 dbs is very, very noticeable. I use a decibel meter about once a week for measuring the volume of music and the difference between 70 dbs and 100 dbs is significant.I watched a test vid. Reductions are small, maybe 10-30 dbs? That hardly seems worth the cost no (I mean just for hunting/non-tactical)?
It wouldn't cost much to have a Tikka T3X threaded for a suppressor. I'd not avoid that make/model on those grounds. YMMV.I was thinking about getting the Tikka T3x, but dont want to limit myself down the road if I decide a suppressor is a good idea.
The Tikka also doesnt come in a .223 which I thought may be a good idea down the road for practice. Decisiions.
Having been down this road once, I wouldn't do it again. Extra cost, voids the warranty and when I wasn't happy with the outcome (poor accuracy that was difficult to determine the cause), I had a big loss on my hands. That said, I've got another T3 in .308 that handled the same suppressor and muzzle device combination without issue. Too many other factory threaded options and a slightly heavier barrel profile helps a lot with consistent POI. I'm also sticking with direct thread attachment whenever possible now. But as you say...YMMV.It wouldn't cost much to have a Tikka T3X threaded for a suppressor. I'd not avoid that make/model on those grounds. YMMV.
Glad you had a good experience with it. I have a Harvester now, myself, but I was working with a Dead Air Sandman and one of their muzzle brakes on the 7mm-08. I wondered if shimming the muzzle to time the brake wasn't the problem. I just couldn't get a consistent zero out of it.I put a SiCo harvester on my 6.5X55 t3 ultralight. Shoots every bit as good as it did before I threaded it. Recoil is next to nothing. Poi shift was 2moa I believe. My new T3X 7mag is getting threaded this weekend!