I can't vouch for that particular YouTuber, but legitimate testers and experts say it's the best and I trust them. I have the CGS and can personally attest to it's quality. Both have minimal first round pop and nice tone.This demo is so quiet, it's hard not to suspect something fishy going on, either switching ammo when the mask was put on, or camera/mic tricks.
Keep in mind that "bigger and heavier" often means easier to care for. If weight isn't an issue always get the durable one. Steel and titanium over aluminum. Being able to tumble, dip, and ultrasonic clean a rimfire can is invaluable.^thanks Bluescot, but already having enough trouble finding current production models in stock- silencer shop said 300% increase in orders in recent months, and some manufacturers are as low as 50% normal of production.
You know what's crazy, as far as this particular application, i.e. on rifle and not worried about sacrificing smaller and lighter in exchange for quieter, you'd think that tradeoff makes sense. But in Dead Air Arms own video, testing among a few different competitors, the smaller, much lighter weight Gemtech actually came in just under the dB rating of their own Mask 22 on a 16" rifle (though it was nowhere close to mask in quiet pistol usage).
Still, although I said I'd take bigger heaver to get quieter, if a smaller lighter (and cheaper) one is even more so in this application, I'd take that too.
The AAC is a performer in sound reduction, but k baffles are a pain to disassemble if you shoot a lot. "Sealed" baffles are a big improvement.Have both a Dead Air Mask and AAC Element II.
The Element is hands down what your looking for. Significantly less FRP on pistol or rifle. K baffle design will always have the least amount of FRP over that of a conical baffle design.
Nope. 17-4 stainless. Comes with a pusher tool, and they come right out after over a 1000 rounds, and right into a dip solution for 12 hours.The AAC is a performer in sound reduction, but k baffles are a pain to disassemble if you shoot a lot. "Sealed" baffles are a big improvement.