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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Put it on and leave it on? One of the issues I've seen is the covers that come and and off easily end up getting shot off. Covers that lock on tight stay on the can and don't get swapped around.
    I undersize my covers and never take them off. I have thousands of rounds on them and they move slightly, but none have fallen off or moved significantly enough for me to consider replacing them. I buy the 1.375 diameter sleeves for my surefire cans which have 1.5 diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Put it on and leave it on? One of the issues I've seen is the covers that come and and off easily end up getting shot off. Covers that lock on tight stay on the can and don't get swapped around.
    Yea mine on the Omega went in with a little soap and water. Now its stuck pretty well on. I have no use to remove it but could if needed.

    The bowers silicone will get hot if shooting a lot but you can remove the can from the rifle way before you could without a cover.

    When running a suppressor it never fails that it will find your leg/hand or some other bare skin. They get too damn hot not to be covered.


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    It looks like the Magpul can covers are already selling for $85, and by the time they go on sale, or get mainstream, they will probably be even cheaper. I think there is a mental block at $100, and had the cover been released with a MSRP of $89 it would not have met with the backlash that it did. However, that is just an assumption on my part based on watching people and the market. Either way, it is $85 and in stock at the below link.


    https://www.armsunlimited.com/Magpul...n-p/mag781.htm
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    I can't even stand the weight of the can on my ARs. On a bolt gun, however, I wouldn't be bothered by some weight/size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    It looks like the Magpul can covers are already selling for $85, and by the time they go on sale, or get mainstream, they will probably be even cheaper. I think there is a mental block at $100, and had the cover been released with a MSRP of $89 it would not have met with the backlash that it did. However, that is just an assumption on my part based on watching people and the market. Either way, it is $85 and in stock at the below link.


    https://www.armsunlimited.com/Magpul...n-p/mag781.htm
    I was interested until I saw how short and heavy they are
    Almost 10oz and only 5.5 inches long
    They are leaving the market wide open for a cover that’s half the weight and longer

    Metallic silicone tubes/fins and a layer of carbon fiber felt with a thin high temperature weave

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    I'm probably the odd guy out but I like my MANTA. I cut an inch off mine to fit my Omega, so I guess it weighs about 6 ounces.

    I don't do mag dumps, generally don't fire a whole bunch of rounds without letting the rifle hang, or putting it down for a couple of minutes while I paint, paste, or set up targets.

    I solved my light problems by putting a short piece of pic rail on my ALG tube and using this mount: https://www.magpul.com/products/rail...-left-or-right

    Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Do you have need or interest in a $100 can cover that makes your can 2.5" thick and adds .6lbs to the front of your weapon?
    Short answer....yes! If you ever get a chance, take a laser thermometer to the range and get a temp check after 30 rounds. You should get a reading around 750-850 degrees. You probably wouldn't grab it bare handed or at least if you did, you would only do it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elephant View Post
    Short answer....yes! If you ever get a chance, take a laser thermometer to the range and get a temp check after 30 rounds. You should get a reading around 750-850 degrees. You probably wouldn't grab it bare handed or at least if you did, you would only do it once.

    Lol, I had a buddy lean up his weapon with can against the rear plastic bumper of his Tahoe. It did a nice quick melt job.
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    Favorite suppressor / silencer / can cover?!

    I went with the bowers group cover as first cover to try out and used some camo form tape to prevent the cover from slipping off.

    My suppressor is a sandman k and decided to test out the suppressor cover on my 10 inch AR.

    I shot 90 rounds mostly slow fire with some double taps here and there.

    It held up well through 60 rounds ok to touch and still a good sight picture but during the last 30 shots it started to smoke and when I took it off it left a little of the suppressor material on the can which my dumb ass touched trying to wipe it off.

    Even though it started smoking it didnt slip off the can, I was still able to touch it without burning myself and once it cooled down a bit it allowed me to remove the can without gloves. Just dont go over 60 continuous rounds. Plus with the cost I dont mind if I wreck it.


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