The Chimera 300 is SilencerCo’s latest addition to their product line. It’s an extremely heavy duty 7.62 suppressor with the durability of their Saker series, and the size and performance of the Omega 300. This article intends to discuss the technical specifications, accessory compatibility, decibel reduction, and general overview on the Chimera 300.
Easily suppressing everything from 5.56 to 300 Winchester Magnum, the Chimera 300 is not only full-auto rated, but has no minimum barrel length restrictions. Stainless steel, stellite, and inconel construction allow the suppressor to tolerate even the most extreme abuse. At 6.9” long, 1.6” in diameter, and 20.1 ounces the Chimera 300 is able to deliver fantastic decibel reduction with a smaller footprint than competing silencers.
The Chimera 300 ships with an included ASR mount and muzzle device of your choice. The necessary tools are provided, as is a storage bag and instruction manual. Also included on the SilencerCo Chimera 300 is a flat front cap, as opposed to the Omega 300’s anchor brake end cap. Although functionally the same, the ASR mount has been slightly redesigned for the Chimera 300. A lock indication has been added, and the locking ring texture has been altered to allow for a more positive grip when installing or removing the suppressor.
In terms of accessory compatibility, the SilencerCo Chimera 300 uses the same mounts and end caps as the Saker andSaker ASR family of suppressors. Usage of standard SilencerCo ASR muzzle devices allows cross-compatibility with other SilencerCo suppressors and negates the need to buy new muzzle devices for existing ASR users. Additionally, if the user is already invested in another company’s muzzle devices the Chimera 300 can be adapted to use many leading manufacturer’s mounting systems. For quick detach options, SilencerCo offers mounting solutions for the both AAC 51T and YHM muzzle devices, as well as their more traditional Saker mounts. For Dead Air users, the Key-Mo system is also compatible with the Chimera 300. Should the user prefer a little shorter overall length and a direct thread set-up, 1/2×28 and 5/8×24 solutions are available.
When the SilencerCo Saker was originally released, it revolutionized the industry by bringing a variety of replaceable end caps to the table. The Chimera 300 continues is tradition, using all SilencerCo end caps that are compatible with the Saker series. For flat end caps, the 7.62 is included and a 5.56 specific end cap is available should the user wish to increase performance when shooting .223/5.56. For additional flash signature reduction, SilencerCo has designed a flash hiding end cap, available in both 7.62 and 5.56 apertures. Lastly, the aggressive Stand Off end caps alter the end of the silencer should it need to be used in breaching applications or as an impact weapon.
As previously stated, the decibel reduction from the Chimera 300 is nearly identical with the SilencerCo Omega 300. On a Remington 700 SPS, chambered in 300 AAC Blackout, the average suppressed reading came in at 125.7 dB. Unsuppressed registered 155.3 dB, and the Omega 300 metered 124.3 dB. With a 16″ PWS AR-15 in 5.56, the average was 133.8 dB with the Chimera 300, and 132.8 dB with the Omega 300. This is in contrast to the 163.1 dB from unsuppressed 5.56×45. On the largest caliber tested, a Remington 700 in .308 metered 167.0 unsuppressed. The Chimera 300 brought it down to 134.4 dB, and the Omega 300 to 134.7 dB.
The SilencerCo Chimera 300 is a fantastic solution for those looking for the shorter size and decibel reduction of the Omega 300, but wanting the bomb-proof durability of the Saker series.