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    Dairyboy
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    Accuracy: +59

    So I'm looking to add a moderator for my 2 guns. Taipan Veteran Shorty .22 and Avenger .22. Haven't cared much as our 2 1/2yo little girl is a very heavy sleeper and while my Taipan isn't terribly loud it's got a good pop but doesn't bother her when she's sleeping. My wife is roughly 6 weeks from baby number 2 being born. I want silent now for it. Just got the avenger and it does need some help here too. But I'd like to get something to share between the 2. Thoughts were DFL Tatsu or FX moderator but not sure if that would be enough for my needs. Could go Sumo but don't want something heavy. I'm looking at other brands also. Haven't been here much the last 6 or so months, not sure if there's anything new or better that I've missed. 

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    Joekrooz
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    Tatsu on Veteran standard .25, works well for quieting and keeping it short.   Tanto is just a little longer and thinner, Cayden is loud without it. does a good job also.  I would probably go with the Tatsu if I only had one. Don’t have experience with any other brands. 

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    john8
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    check out STO, Silent Thunder Ordnance Falix. I've one mounted on a Hatsan Gladius in.177, one on a SK19 in .22 and one on a K1 in .25. I've tried others but to my ear they're the best.

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    av8r
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    Accuracy: +1

    I have an STO Falx on my Veteran 22, it is very quiet with the factory moderator. The hammer strike and the pellet trap impact are louder.

     

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    kevin10
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    I’ve used the huggett snipe on three veteran compacts. Its the quietest of the few I’ve tested. 

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    JungleShooter
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    Accuracy: +72

    Well, Dillon,

    first of all, congrats on number 2 — great you're growing a family! 👍🏼 I can only recommend it. 😊

     

    To care for your new baby, maybe my Silencer Specs Table can serve you. 

     

    ▪ 56 Silencers, sorted by length – from 14 manufacturers

    ▪ 13 Silencer loudness comparison tests

    ▪ Diameter from 0.88" (2.2cm) thin – to 2.0" (5.1cm) fat [sorry, DonnyFL Fat Boy is missing from the list]

    ▪ From 2.9" (7.4cm) short – to 10.50" (26.7cm) long

    ▪ From $26 to $270

    ▪ In 6 calibers. From .177 to .50 (4.5mm to 12.7mm)

    ▪ With 6 extensions – to create your mega or monster silencer, up to almost 17" (43cm)! 

     

    Matthias

     

     ❌ Attachments:

    (1) Silencer Specs Table

    (2) Photos of the Purdier Models

     

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    Batman2
    Spectator
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    Accuracy: +13

    There is a Huggett Magna compact on the classifieds it's around the same effectiveness as the skinnier but longer snipe. Ask what caliber it's for.

    It's not as heavy as compared to DonnyFL and should not hinder accuracy.

    Definitely quieter than the DonnyFL when given the same volume.

    Huggett brand actually work effectively as they should based on size.

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    JakeRico
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    I have the DonnyFL Tanto on a .25 Taipan veteran compact it’s extremely quiet. 
    Good luck on your search. 

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    Long_Gun_Dallas
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    It's been a minute since I've gotten a new mod.  I think if I were to get one….  I've never gotten a Donny, but I would this go around.  For .22 cal, I would request a custom tanto or koi with a center/exit bore of 6.2mm. 

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    L.Leon
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    Only experience with the Tantos, they quiet my 30 FPE rifles very well indeed, noise at POI is louder.

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    Dairyboy
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    Thanks for all the info guys!

    Matthias absolutely amazing info once again with your spreadsheets!

    Anyways sounds like I likely won't be needing it for the Avenger as I got it for a backup/loaner and my cousin is using it and he likely will buy it. So pretty much just gonna plan on one for the Veteran.

    I have it narrowed (not) down to 

    DFL Tatsu

    Huggett Mini Magna

    Huma Mod 40 compact

    Bullyscyclone moderator

    Basically trying to keep it 4"-5" if possible. And as light as possible.

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    Franklink
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    Dillon, 

    I see your comment of wanting to keep it 4-5" but in my experience, the shorter/fatter mods (specifically the Tatsu) don't cut down on the noise as much as the slimmer/longer moderators. My mod experience is limited when compared to many here, but the Hugget Standard and the Hogan Decimeater are MUCH quieter than the Tatsu (own or owned all three). The Huggett Standard and Hogan are in the ballpark of 7 inches long, and 1 and 1/8inch in diameter. 

    Like everything though, the compromise of saving that 3ish inches by going with something like the Tatsu might be worth it. BUT, if the goal is as quiet as possible, you'd be happier with a not-a-Tatsu. 

    Actually just remembered another one, that is slim/long. The good ole TKO on my Benjamin Discovery. In the same sub 20fpe realm, even the cheapo TKO is quieter than the Tatsu. TKO something like thumb diameter and probably around 6 inches long. 

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    BackStop
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    I am still trying to understand the spreadsheet(s)!

    Thanks Mathias, but I may need some help to understand how to read the spreadsheet(s)… (chuckle… I can often look right at the obvious and not see it.)

    Thanks for taking the time to make and publish give links to it here! (smile)

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    JungleShooter
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    Kerry,

    no prob. I'll send you a PM. 👍🏼

    Matthias

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    Dairyboy
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    Accuracy: +59

    Cole, 

    You make a very good point, the voice of reason really. I've been thinking of that myself. Trying to keep it short as it's going on a short gun, but if I want truly quiet I'll need a bigger one. 

    That being said I think it'll be between the 

    STO Falx

    Huma Mod 40 

    The huggett Mini Magna does seem to be calling my name also. But I was so impressed with the sound suppression on my Evol which had the internals designed by STO that I always had wanted to try the Falx but all that white paint on the side just makes me not a fan of the looks. Can just rattle can it I guess.

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    Mr.H
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    I have a 5" 2.9 oz. (stackable) FX moderator with 1/2"X20 thread that FX produced to go on some of their Wildcat MK2s.  They work well!  Cheap, too.  But they are getting harder to find. 

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    Matt247365
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    Dairyboy

     

    The huggett Mini Magna does seem to be calling my name also. But I was so impressed with the sound suppression on my Evol which had the internals designed by STO that I always had wanted to try the Falx but all that white paint on the side just makes me not a fan of the looks. Can just rattle can it I guess.

    The Mini Magna is a nice mod but heavy.

    I tried one on my .22 shorty but quickly re-sold it.

    Tatsu over Mini Mag all the way 👍

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    1shooter
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    I run a Huma 40 compact. I should try and recommend ,if the 40 is too heavy, to get a Huma 30. Also recommend buying the longer huma’s then shorten as needed. Of coarse how fast or hot you run you airgun will dictate what you need. With huma that can be an easy fix. 

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    Dairyboy
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    I ended up deciding to go with the Huma Mod 40 standard. Reason being I like the modularity of it and can make it very compact if wanted, normal sized or long. Big fan of that. Plus everyone who has one is very happy with them. Maybe next time I'll go for the Falx.

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