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    Suppressor wraps...

    I Have seen quite a bit of companies producing them. They look neat but the problem is... I just do not understand how they could be healthy for the suppressor. When the can heats up the last thing you want to do is retain that heat. Will it mitigate heat mirage in a pinch? Sure. Can you dump a mag and still detach the suppressor without an oven mitt? Probably... But I can't imagine prolonged firing could be healthy for a wrapped can. Are they meant for temporary use or what? For instance can I hotdog a magpul D60 with the echo trigger without burning it up and or damaging my suppressor?
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    I wrap mine in Pita bread. That way, after a couple of mag dumps, I have Pita toast. Add a little bit of PB&J and I have lunch......

    The only practical civilian use I see for them is as an anti-mirage mitigator through the scope picture. I am not a big fan of them, but that is just me. YMMV.
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    I think the MAIN purpose is to mask the heat signature of the suppressor when shooting. The migrage distortion is also a big mitigator too.

    I would be bad for the suppressor if kept on for long mag dumps, probably short rapid dumps as well if done repeatedly without sufficient cooling down period.

    They look cool, but at the range, I'd rather look funny with a flowery oven mitt than with a fully looking suppressor with paint ruined and sticky residue from a previous wrap that was melted into a overheated suppressor.
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    Use a bacon wrap! when you dump a D-60


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    Quote Originally Posted by LESTER View Post
    Use a bacon wrap! when you dump a D-60

    I want to say that I can't believe there are people that stupid.......

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    i have a couple of them and use them for standard shooting and precision shooting to avoid the mirage in the scope. i rarely do mag dumps because IMO its simply a waste of ammo and a few other reasons i will keep to myself.

    they actually help cool a suppressor. your looking at it in the opposite. the lining of the wrap is a knomex polymer blend which helps pull the heat out of allows air to run through the fabric to dissipate it. think of it as working in the reverse of a fireman jacket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by street doctor View Post
    i have a couple of them and use them for standard shooting and precision shooting to avoid the mirage in the scope. i rarely do mag dumps because IMO its simply a waste of ammo and a few other reasons i will keep to myself.

    they actually help cool a suppressor. your looking at it in the opposite. the lining of the wrap is a knomex polymer blend which helps pull the heat out of allows air to run through the fabric to dissipate it. think of it as working in the reverse of a fireman jacket.
    I agree with this to a certain extent. While I do believe that the material may wick away a small amount of heat, a breeze on any day is better that wrapping the suppressor into a blanket. And for cold climate, I think it would act more as an insulator than a wick.

    But again, YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK SD9 Tactical View Post
    I agree with this to a certain extent. While I do believe that the material may wick away a small amount of heat, a breeze on any day is better that wrapping the suppressor into a blanket. And for cold climate, I think it would act more as an insulator than a wick.

    But again, YMMV.
    yeah but you can't rule out the cool factor. you know at the range the more crap you have on the rifle, the more of an operator you are.

    like i mentioned, i mainly use mine when shooting single shot for groups. i would definately remove it if i was shooting an entire mag.

    to me the main advantage is the ability to secure a rifle when done w/o having to wait 15-20 minutes on the suppressor to cool down.

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    Well what works best for me is a plain old cotton dish towel or wash cloth ( Egyptian cotton of course = ).
    I have a Nomex Kevlar pouch for storage with a pull string that works OK.... but simply wrapping the can while attached with a cotton dish towel allows for expedient storage . ( JIMO )
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    I see there are many kinds and many different manufacturers, but don't know anything about them or the difference in them. I've also seen some 25.00 and as high as 200.00+$-- what is a decent amount to spend on one and where to buy? Links? I would invest 50-80.00 on one- but have 2 needs. A 5.56 and a 7.62. Not to high jack but hope it adds to the discussion.

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