Originally Posted by CampingJosh
I don't have a suppressor for anything centerfire yet, but I would definitely get one that is user serviceable over a sealed one. Maybe that opinion will change as I get more experience, but that's where I stand for now.
I have a few and have had for many years. I myself would not buy a serviceable rifle caliber can. First you would have to put super round count through it to worry about build up as centerfire rounds are much cleaner then say rimfire. Second a sealed can has almost no chance of coming apart. AAC has a great test they love to show off at demo's where they take a 5.56 suppressor and put it on a .308 rifle and fire 30 rounds into it the rounds jam up in the can but the can stays in one piece. This would not be the case with a serviceable can. A rimfire can can be seized up with 4 bricks ( serviceable cans need to have all mating surfaces coated with anti seize and shoudl be loosened up after every use while warm to prevent locking up) My Outback 2 was packed after 1 year of use before I jailbroke it. On the other hand my .308 suppresses has had around 6 thousand rounds through it and it weighs 3 grams more then it did new. Now my heavy 5.56 can that I use on my m16 using cheap ammo and allot of it over 5 cases ( 1000 rounds each ) this summer alone got a bit dirty but a quick bath in "the dip" and all is well. I clean all my serviceable cans with a soda blaster it takes all the gunk off and will not harm the metal it is made of. Like new in a 10 min.