We recommend that moderators should always be removed after use. If stored fitted to rifle, the moisture created in use may cause irreparable damage to your barrel.
Fitting a sound moderator to a barrel may shift point of impact (POI), however the amount of change depends on the type of rifle, ammunition, and sound moderator used. Once zeroed and POI set with the moderator fitted, there shouldn’t be any change each time you fit or remove the moderator.
A correctly fitted sound moderator should not reduce accuracy. It is more likely to increase in accuracy potential through additional recoil reduction and reduced acoustic concussion.
Yes. Being less calibre specific will have some detrimental effect on noise reduction, but is perfectly usable.
Yes for all Evolution, Predator and Elite models. We recommend contacting one of our Authorised Retailers who can supply and change the thread insert for you.
Custom thread sizes may be possible but will be subject to the model of moderator and additional cost. You may find it more cost effective to screwcut the barrel to a more commonly available thread.
Yes. Bear in mind your rifle will need to have an appropriate twist rate to stabilise the lead-free projectile. Unstable projectiles may clip the moderator on exiting the barrel. Wildcat will not accept any liability as a result of damage caused from shooting inappropriate ammunition.
Yes. Barrel lengths below 20” tend to have increased muzzle flame, which reduces the effectiveness and lifespan of a moderator.
Yes for our Evolution and Predator models. If you contact one of our approved retailers, they can advise on the supply and fit of a replacement diffuser core.
A moderator’s performance will benefit from some carbon build up, but general maintenance and cleaning will help increase service life of the unit, particularly units made with aluminum construction.
Please read the instructions specific to your moderator model here.
Moderator covers reduce heat haze when firing multiple shots. These are ideal for competition use or when using a thermal optics. They also add a layer of protection for your moderator.
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Each material has pros and cons based on the application.
Front mounted units tend to aid barrel cooling and give a greater decibel reduction compared to a over barrel unit of equal size and design. Over barrel designs reduce the protrusion in front of the muzzle helping minimise the overall length of the barrel.