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SilencerCo Omega 300 Review: Made for Serious Use

SilencerCo Omega 300 Review: Made for Serious Use

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Kat Ainsworth

Kat Ainsworth

Having a high-quality suppressor is a must both to protect your own hearing and to reduce the auditory impact you make on an area. This also means having the correct suppressor for the task at hand.

If you’re a fan of .30-caliber rifles or want a suppressor that’s capable of versatile use across a variety of calibers, the SilencerCo Omega 300 might be ideal for you. Here’s how the Omega 300 works in the field and why we think it’s a fantastic choice for hunters and sport shooters alike.

This is a rugged, well-made suppressor that’s designed to withstand serious use. (Photo credit: Kat Stevens)

The SilencerCo Omega 300

The SilencerCo Omega 300 is a multi-caliber suppressor designed to be lightweight and versatile. It’s fully welded, measures 6.98 inches in length with the included brake, and weighs 12.6 ounces.

This is a full-auto rated suppressor that offers fairly broad caliber compatibility. It can be used with rifle calibers ranging from 223 Remington to 300 Winchester Magnum, meaning it’s likely going to work with the rifles you have on hand. It’s important to be aware this isn’t a rimfire suppressor and it also isn’t recommended that you use lead projectiles with it.

This suppressor can be used on different barrel lengths. For example, it’s rated for use with 300 Blackout barrels as short as 7.0 inches, 5.56 NATO barrels down to 10.0 inches, 7.62×51 NATO barrels down to 16.0 inches, and magnum calibers with barrels as short as 20.0-inches.

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The suppressor is fully welded and made according to exacting specifications. (Photo credit: Kat Stevens)

SilencerCo understands the importance of designing and manufacturing high-quality suppressors capable of superior overall performance, and that’s evident in the materials used for the Omega 300’s construction. A combination of metals is used: Cobalt 6, Inconel, titanium, and 17-4 stainless steel. 

Each metal contributes to the strength and durability of the Omega 300. Cobalt 6 is a cobalt-based material that offers excellent resistance to impact and is also heat tolerant. Inconel is a nickel-chromium-based superalloy capable of exceptional strength that’s also corrosion-resistant. It’s also highly weldable, a valuable detail for the Omega 300, which is fully welded.

Also known for its high-strength and corrosion resistance is titanium, a low-density lightweight metal. As for 17-4 stainless steel, it’s a chromium-nickel-copper steel that’s used for its strength and durability.

How do you mount the SilencerCo Omega 300 to your gun?

The process of mounting the Omega 300 to your gun is simple and straightforward. It uses the Bravo mounting system, meaning it can utilize the Bravo Direct Thread mount — an option that takes about 0.75-inches off the length of the setup.

This method means you screw the suppressor directly onto the threaded end of your barrel. That, in turn, means the thread pitch on the mount must match that of the barrel.

The Omega 300 can also be mounted using a Bravo ASR Mount which means you mount the suppressor over an ASR muzzle device. The ASR system allows you to lock the suppressor in place which removes concerns about the suppressor potentially walking itself loose with extended use.

For my purposes, I used the Bravo Direct Thread mount, screwing the Omega 300 right onto my rifle.

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Using the Bravo Direct Thread Mount means you simply screw the suppressor onto the rifle’s threaded barrel. (Photo credit: Kat Stevens)

This suppressor comes with everything you need to mount it to your rifle or swap out the mount attachment. It ships with a 5/8×24 Bravo Direct Thread mount, two Bravo Basic Tools, one Bravo Multi Tool, and a .30 cal Bravo Anchor Brake.

Don’t use random tools on your suppressor — it’s simply not a good idea. The included tools are specifically made for this purpose and ensure that mount changes are done correctly and securely without damaging your suppressor. It’s just not worth using a random tool from your toolbox.

It only took a moment for me to remove the muzzle brake I had on my rifle, put the Bravo Direct Thread mount on the Omega 300, and screw it onto the barrel. It isn’t a lengthy or complicated process, but if you have questions, SilencerCo does have how-to videos on their website.

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The Omega 300 attaches securely to the rifle. (Photo credit: Kat Stevens)

How does the SilencerCo Omega 300 work?

With the suppressor freshly mounted to my Acme Machine 25-215 Distributor Exclusive rifle, which is chambered in 5.56 NATO, I set about zeroing my optic.

Now, it’s true that if you already have an optic zeroed on your rifle, adding a suppressor to the equation doesn’t have an enormous impact on point of aim versus point of impact. But in my case, I’d also just put a new optic on my rifle, so it had to be zeroed regardless. The process was easy and the optic was zeroed nicely within half a dozen shots.

The weight of the Omega 300 isn’t really noticeable on the rifle — after all, it’s under a pound. It’s also well-balanced which helps it become a simple extension of the existing rifle’s barrel.

This is a fairly short suppressor that’s around 6.0 inches in length with the direct thread mount. You do need to be aware of the suppressor’s presence so you don’t knock it on trees or scrape it on your shooting bench, but it isn’t unwieldy at all.

Aside from shooting from the bench with the Omega 300 I also shot off the bed of my truck using a backpack as a makeshift shooting bag.

SilencerCo Omega 300 on 5.56 rifle
The SilencerCo Omgea 300 is a great choice for hunters but is also a nice option for range use.

Perhaps my favorite thing about having the Omega 300 on my rifle is using it for hunting. It makes it a lot easier to communicate with my hunting partner. It also makes it possible to hear sounds in the fields and woods around me — sounds I might have missed with ear pro on, even if it’s electronic. 

The body of the suppressor is smooth and snag-free, which is important. You don’t need to worry about sharp or rough edges causing the Omega 300 to snag or catch material or random objects during use — because it has no rough edges — although you do want to take care not to hit it on objects. 

Precisely how much the decibel level of live fire is reduced by the Omega 300 depends on the caliber and load being used. Remember that this isn’t Hollywood and suppressors don’t silence anything, they just reduce the decibels to a more hearing-friendly level. The Omega 300 does a great job, and it’s a pleasure to shoot with on my rifle.

This really is a durable and rugged suppressor. Although I take care not to knock it around or damage it, it is made to withstand serious use. It’s not fragile or prone to damage, so being careful during use is more a matter of responsible use and taking good care of an investment. 

Should you get one?

The Omega 300 is an excellent choice for a fully welded, multi-caliber suppressor. It isn’t modular, but that suits my needs, as does the fact it’s compatible with such a large number of my rifles.

As nice as it is to have a dedicated suppressor for every gun, it isn’t always feasible, and the Omega 300 makes it possible to suppress every compatible rifle. This suppressor is a worthwhile investment whether you’re a hunter or shooting from the bench. Your hearing is definitely worth protecting, as is the hearing of everyone around you.

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