Argue the merits of the 6.5 Creedmoor (.260) compared to the venerable 7.62 x 51 (.308) all you want. It’s been debated in the firearms community ever since Hornady developed the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge for the competition shooting crowd back in 2007.
But it isn’t hard to understand why the 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly found favor with short-action rifle shooters. Its stubbier casing, adapted from the.30 Thompson Center (.30 TC), holds nearly the same powder capacity as the 7.62 x 51, but exhibits less recoil. At the same time, its elongated .264-caliber bullet offers a higher ballistic coefficient, resisting wind drift and providing a flatter trajectory farther down range, which contributes to its tremendous accuracy. The 6.5 Creedmoor’s growing popularity with hunters, competition shooters and precision rifle shooters is justifiable, even as the 7.62 x 51’s legacy continues.
Now imagine the ultimate 6.5 Creedmoor suppressor, optimized for the 6.5 round and made by a company with a legacy in tactical innovation. Actually, it’s already here, and it’s 100 percent made in the USA by SureFire.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary as creators of the finest illumination tools and tactical gear, the Fountain Valley, California-based company can relate to the ingenuity that the 6.5 Creedmoor represents, so it makes perfect sense that SureFire’s US SOCOM contract-winning Suppressor Division has delivered a pair of suppressors that meet and exceed the performance needs of today’s 6.5 mm Creedmoor, 6 mm and .260 caliber users. That’s what the SOCOM260-Ti and SOCOM260-RC2 are all about.
If you want the ultimate in weight savings, the exotic SOCOM260-Ti is the natural choice. Weighing a mere 11 ounces, it’s the lightest production rifle-mounted suppressor ever to come from SureFire, and it is a favorite of top-level precision rifle competitor and former US Army sniper instructor Michael Baccelieri. The SOCOM 260-RC2 more closely represents the can for every man. It mirrors the extreme-duty rating of the SureFire SOCOM556-RC, the suppressor that dominated the harsh and demanding US Special Operations Command suppressor trials to earn its place as the official choice of the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Marine Special Operations. Combat-proven performance, durability, and reliability are the heritage of every SureFire SOCOM suppressor.
The SOCOM260-Ti and SOCOM 260-RC2 share plenty in common. If you want the best in sound attenuation, and flash and dust signature reduction while maintaining virtually spot-on accuracy when compared to your unsuppressed 6.5 Creedmoor rifle, you’re looking in the right place; every SureFire SOCOM suppressor is test fired to ensure that it meets strict sub-1 MOA accuracy and point of impact shift standards. Both of these premium cans also feature only the finest in durable materials and SureFire’s renowned craftsmanship.
Then again, while the SOCOM260-Ti and SOCOM 260-RC2 are the best 6.5 Creedmoor suppressors available, their intended use sets them apart from each other. Choosing the best one for you is a simple matter of assessing your needs.
With its military-grade titanium alloy construction, the SOCOM260-Ti is meticulously designed and crafted to meet and exceed military sniper rifle suppressor specifications. It’s the ideal choice for hunting and bolt-action precision rifle shooting competition where building back pressure during high rates of fire, i.e. “mag dumps,” aren’t an issue.
If you like to pump up the volume, the SOCOM260-RC2’s high-grade high-temperature Inconel construction is uncompromisingly durable, and its low-backpressure design is better suited to the higher round count abuse of precision gas guns. It is fully auto rated and engineered to thrive in the most hostile and demanding conditions.
Whichever SOCOM260 model you choose, SureFire’s painstakingly crafted internal venting technology evenly distributes thermodynamic gases and greatly reduces pressure impulse effects on the projectile as it clears the muzzle. Careful design and meticulous CNC laser welding maintain SureFire’s precise manufacturing tolerances for optimal bore concentricity. The net result is a suppressor that will allow a projectile to clear the bore in the unlikely event of a baffle strike, minimizing its chances of exiting through the side of the can.
SureFire’s versatile Fast-Attach® mounting system is another key feature of every SOCOM suppressor, allowing quick and easy attachment and removal. Installation is simply a matter of indexing the suppressor to any SureFire Fast-Attach flash hider or muzzle brake, slipping it on and tightening the lock ring. To remove it, engage the latch to loosen the lock ring and pull off the suppressor. Just like that, it’s on or off in about one second, no tools required. Care and maintenance are important to ensure long service life, so every SOCOM suppressor comes with a FirstSpear™ MOLLE pouch for secure transport and storage when not in use, and a cleaning brush is also included to help maintain consistent, reliable performance.
SureFire suppressors are built to last, and you can depend on them every time you take aim. There’s simply no debate.
SureFire SOCOM 260-Ti/SOCOM260-RC2 Suppressor Features & Benefits
–Lightweight titanium alloy construction (SOCOM260-Ti) adds minimal weight to the weapon for easy carry and handling
–Front plate, baffles, and locking ring machined from titanium alloy (SOCOM260-Ti) further reduce weight while maintaining high durability
–Inconel and stainless steel construction (SOCOM260-RC2) provides maximum durability in the most extreme conditions
–Tight tolerances and bore concentricity deliver excellent accuracy
–Internal venting technology distributes thermodynamic gases evenly for significant sound, flash, and dust signature reduction
–SureFire proprietary Fast-Attach design allows for, easy, tool-less, rock-solid attachment
–Innovative mounting adapter features multiple bearing surfaces for tight mating with suppressor
–All SOCOM suppressors are test-fired to verify accuracy and must shoot under 1 MOA in group size and point-of-impact shift
–Durable construction allows for long service life