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Best 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressors for 2024

Best 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressors for 2024

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David Higginbotham

David Higginbotham

Way back when, in the dark ages of my career as a gun writer, I decided I wanted one dedicated, rock-solid caliber for all of my long-range center-fire rifles.

I don’t hunt huge North American game, and I wasn’t skilled at super long-range shooting, so the .308 seemed ideal (primarily because there was more of it around at reasonable prices).

While I’m still a fan of the workhorse .308, I’ve gotten a lot more trigger time with 6.5 Creedmoor in the last five years and — now that I’ve shot a 6.5 Creedmoor suppressed — I’ve become a convert. 

The all-titanium Scythe-Ti excels with 6.5 Creedmoor.

Lucky for me, most suppressors that work well with .308 and other .30 caliber rounds will also work with 6.5 Creedmoor — so I’ve got a head start. But what if you’re looking for your first 6.5 Creedmoor can? 

Let’s begin with a precautionary statement. 6.5 Creedmoor bullets measure .2644”. This is an important measurement as it exceeds the dimensional limitations of most suppressors geared for smaller .20 caliber rounds (like the .243 and .223). Most of us who suppress 6.5 Creedmoor opt for a .30 caliber can. 

And there, we have a lot to consider. There are many choices. The best option really depends on what you intend to do with it.

  • Will you need a suppressor for a black-rifle that will have a high round-count?
  • Are you looking for a 6.5 Creedmoor hunting suppressor that is light and efficient?
  • Or, do you want a suppressor that can do just about anything — including handling larger calibers, too?

Best 6.5 Creedmoor Suppressors

With so many great suppressor options available, I’m going to break it down by application.

Best for Hunting: Scythe-Ti

The SilencerCo Scythe Ti is exceptionally light. At 7.13 ounces, this is the lightest of the suppressors on this list. If you park your ATV beside the deer-stand and climb in with your lil-buddy heater and fat Stanley full of coffee (no judgement here, mind you), you may not be counting ounces. But go on a stalk hunt in the Rockies, and you’ll begin to see every piece of gear in a brand-new light.

Scythe-Ti - best 6.5 creedmoor suppressor for western hunts.
The all-titanium construction of the Scythe-Ti makes it ultra-lightweight, yet it still maintains impressive sound suppression.

Lighter is always better. The Scythe is made entirely from titanium, so it is strong and light, and it doesn’t have an external tube, which is an additional weight-saving measure. 

And it is short, too. At just over six inches, this silencer isn’t going to add much to the length of your bolt-action 6.5 Creedmoor.

Best for Long Range Shooting: Omega 300

The Omega 300 is rated for much larger, hotter rounds than 6.5 Creedmoor. While the Omega 300 weighs three-quarters of a pound and is slightly longer than the Scythe Ti, it provides the added benefit of having an optional external anchor brake to further counteract the effects of recoil. 

Due to the construction of the Omega 300 and the anchor brake, it reduces felt recoil by 20% to 50% depending on the caliber.

While the 6.5 Creedmoor isn’t as hot as a round like 300 WM, there’s a benefit to dampening the effects of the recoil. It allows you to watch the round through the scope. This is all but impossible with some rounds, but not 6.5 Creedmoor.

Pull the trigger on a long range shot with the Omega 300 on a solid 6.5 Creedmoor (especially a PRS gun) and you should be able to keep the sight in a 40mm or larger scope ring and see where your round impacts. While it won’t replace a good spotter at your side, you can do more on your own with a bit of practice. 

Best for Black Rifles: Chimera 300

While the Omega 300 is full-auto rated and a solid choice for a AR in 6.5 Creedmoor, I like the Chimera 300 as a dedicated .30 caliber can for high-volume, high-impact guns.

I tend to baby my long-range guns and abuse my black rifles, so I look for a suppressor that can take a beating — and there’s nothing that the Chimera’s mix of Cobalt, Inconel, and stainless steel can’t take. 

chimera 300
The Chimera can handle high rates of fire and hard-use, with an added bonus of no barrel restrictions.

The Chimera 300 weighs in at just under a pound. It is a very compact design, coming in under seven inches, which means it won’t blow out the length on an SBR or make a typical 16 inch barreled rifle unwieldy.

Most Versatile: Hybrid 46M

If you are looking for one suppressor to do it all, the SilencerCo 46M works exceptionally well. The endcaps can be changed out, as can all of the mounts, so that this one suppressor can effectively silence a rimfire or .45-70. 

And the Hybrid 46M is modular. This means you can use the two pieces together for more effective noise suppression or take off the front half so that it is both lighter and more maneuverable. 

SilencerCo Hybrid 46M in short and long configurations
If you are looking for a highly versatile, multi-caliber suppressor, the Hybrid 46M is the answer.

With the vast array of mount configurations available, two distinct size configurations, and caliber-specific end caps, the 46M would be my choice for versatility and utility. This is a great suppressor for .45 ACP too.

Best for Short Setups: Omega 36M

The Hybrid 46M isn’t the only configurable silencer in the SilencerCo lineup. The Omega 36M bears a striking resemblance to 46M, but this is a more efficient use of space and weight. As it doesn’t have to contain the pressure of a round like the .460 Weatherby Magnum, the 36M can be slightly shorter and lighter. 

In its short form, the Omega 36M is under five inches, making this an ideal add-on to a short 6.5 Creedmoor. For those Southern whitetail hunts in the dense piney woods, or when you’re climbing through Osage hedgerows in the Kansas, nothing beats a short setup. 

Sound suppression, though, is optimized in the long form of the 36M. For 6.5 Creedmoor and other .30 caliber rounds, there’s still effective performance in the short form, which is just under five inches. 

SilencerCo Omega 36M

While I tend to think of the Scythe Ti as a hunting suppressor and the Chimera 300 as the ideal suppressor for .30 caliber semi-automatics, the Omega 36M has always stood out for its true versatility. 

Why is 6.5 Creedmoor so effective?

In short, the caliber offers that perfect blend of impressive ballistic performance and manageable recoil, and it’s easy to find. 

6.5 creedmoor
Many shooters and hunters appreciate the mild recoil and ballistic performance of 6.5 Creedmoor. (Photo credit: Terril Hebert)

Ballistic Performance

The 6.5 bullet has a high ballistic coefficient. In practical terms, this means a 6.5 Creedmoor has flatter trajectories, reduced wind drift, and will retain more energy at longer ranges.

Compared to other short-action centerfire cartridges, 6.5 Creedmoor is easier to shoot at longer ranges. This makes it popular for hunting and target shooting.

6.5 Creedmoor’s inherent accuracy is due, in part, to the projectile’s high sectional density and efficient aerodynamics.

Recoil Management

6.5 Creedmoor has relatively mild recoil. When you put it up against other long-range cartridges, 6.5 Creedmoor feels much more manageable. And when you add the recoil reduction of a suppressor, it feels more like a 5.56. 

Manageable recoil, I can’t preach this enough, results in more confident shots. Your accuracy improves when you aren’t afraid of the kick.


Any new cartridge has to prove itself before the big makers begin really innovating in the caliber and providing consistent factory ammo. There will always be something sexier, oddball wildcats that make ridiculous claims, and handloaders who can put together winning rounds, but — for the rest of us — we still buy ammo by the box. 

6.5 Creedmoor is everywhere now. There are match loads, hunting loads, range ammo, and all of the components and reloading data needed for those who want to DIY.

What's the best 6.5 Creedmoor suppressor?

Which one is the best suppressor for 6.5 Creedmoor? It is hard to say. SilencerCo makes multiple .30 caliber suppressors, and each has a nuance that makes its design unique. In the end, the answer will be dictated largely by how you intend to use it.

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