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THE BEST OPTION FOR A "ONE STAMP" UPPER
The Thunder Beast 556 TAKE DOWN may be used as direct thread, semi-permanently installed, or permanently installed. With a 10-inch barrel, the 556 TAKE DOWN was designed to meter at an average of 140 dB or less at both the mil-spec mic position and at the shooter's ear with mil-spec Mk318 mod 0, Federal T556 TNB1, Hornady 5.56 75-grain Interlock HD SBR Black, or Hornady 5.56mm 75gr TAP SBR. (Actual suppression level will depend on ammunition and conditions.) This suppression level at the muzzle and at the shooter's ear is made possible by specific tuning and baffle design, since a high level of muzzle suppression typically dramatically increases ejection port volume. An adjustable gas block is recommended to achieve this level of report at the shooter's ear.
The 556 TAKE DOWN can be fully disassembled by the end user. As a somewhat unusual design feature, the 556 TAKE DOWN is disassembled from its front, so that the suppressor may be disassembled while its body is still installed, permanently or otherwise, on an AR-15 upper receiver or rifle. It is designed to withstand at least 20,000 rounds before depot-level service comprising a firing schedule of 8 magazines fired rapid/burst/full-auto and then a cooling period. Although the suppressor has an indeterminate lifetime and will keep operating indefinitely, the baffles may be replaced by a depot-level service -- for commercial customers, this is TBAC, the manufacturer -- to regain the original suppression level. The baffles are salt bath nitride coated (melonite) to further extend their service lifetime.
CAPITOL ARMORY'S OPINION
For our customers looking to save a couple hundred dollars on an SBR stamp or want the simplicity of a direct thread 556 suppressor, the new TBAC 556 Take Down is a perfect choice. For years, Thunder Beast has has lead the pack with ultra lightweight suppressors for precision long-range shooting. Lightweight combined with durability comes with a price so when Thunder Beast gave the 556-TD a price point of less than $500, we were more than thrilled. The 556-TD was designed to run reliably with minimal blowback to shooter and comes with a pre-drilled pin hole to easily pin and weld the suppressor to your short barreled upper. The 556-TD is full auto rated and supports barrel lengths down to 7" on 5.56/.223 rifles.
- Pin hole on wrench flats for pinned installation
- Full-auto and SBR rated
- full disassemble-able from the front end with common tools
- 17-4 heat-treated stainless baffles for durablity
- One stamp upper when pinned / welded to a 10" or greater barrel
- 1/2x28 direct thread attachment
- Nordlock (locking) washers included