Jaeger 300 suppressor bolt action
courtesy mfr
Jaeger 300 suppressor bolt action
courtesy mfr

One of the federal government departments that’s been affected by the current shutdown is the ATF’s NFA branch. So the drawn-out process of getting a tax stamp is taking even longer these days.

But that won’t last forever. In the mean time, AAC has just announced their new Jaeger suppressor designed for single-shot and bolt action rifles. Even better: the Jaeger is very affordable.

Here’s their press release:

The AAC Jaeger, Not Just a Silencer but an Experience Enhancer

Huntsville, AL – The Jaeger 30 was designed to provide hunters with superior sound and recoil reduction when used on single-shot or bolt action rifles chambered up to 300 Win Mag.

The Jaeger 30 features a Grade 9 Titanium mount and blast chamber. The outer tube and monolithic core are machined from 7075 T6 Aluminum. The black anodized Titanium mount is the strongest component of the silencer, it carries the serial number and data panel. The 5/8-24 threads of the Jaeger 30 are compatible with the majority of .30 caliber hunting rifles found in today’s marketplace. The 7075 T6 Aluminum tube and monocore are finished with Type 3 hard coat anodize.

The Jaeger 30 can reduce to below 140 dB the sound pressure that results from the discharge of some of today’s most popular 30-caliber cartridges (e.g. 300 WM, 308 WIN, and 300 BLK)*. All this is accomplished by only adding 13.9 oz and 9 inches to your rifle’s overall length. The Jaeger 30 truly packs a lot of performance into a small, lightweight, and affordable package.

MSRP: $449.99

Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (AAC)

Advanced Armament Corp., LLC (AAC), headquartered in Huntsville, AL is an industry-leading supplier of noise and flash signature reduction devices and combat-related accessories for the military, government and commercial markets. With their innovative design concepts, technologically-advanced manufacturing techniques, and core focus on the end-user, AAC silencers and accessories have been selected by major firearms manufacturers, law enforcement agencies, commercial consumers, and military organizations globally since the company’s inception in 1994.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. I see the term (very) affordable mention in both the title and in the body of the article(twice), but nowhere do you post the MSRP. How about an edit and a new insert into the article?

        • It’s not bad comparatively, but still ridiculous for a threaded aluminum tube with some baffles. And I dont want to hear about the R&D and all the other research that has already been accomplished for years now; it’s a muffler for a firearm.

  2. “The Jaeger 30 truly packs a lot of performance into a small, lightweight, and affordable package. MSRP: $449.99”

      • Don’t forget sales tax, shipping, transfer if necessary, photos, fingerprints …… I’m sure I’m missing something else

        • Or silencer shop will handle the shipping to their dealers, photos in the app, finger print scans, etc… Can’t do anything about that $200 tax, and certain presidents forgot they were going to dump the 41F changes as soon as they started their job… After banning bump stocks though, because… Priorities!

          Every new product announcement includes automatic griping over the price, nevermind that everything is generally cheaper and more available than a few years ago, with tons of new releases and budget versions and lots of premium and special edition stuff for those that want it.

          Note this is a rifle can priced around what some .22lr can MSRPs are listed at. And this is .30 caliber, not 556, and it is light with a monocore, not a steel 20oz or more brick with baffles. Just a couple years back all rifle cans were at least $850+ street price before NFA tax, $500 was a great price for a stripped down model like the gemtech trek, 556 only steel and 16oz.

          Anyway, this is a smart idea, a light duty can for hunting or plinking, when you don’t need that belt fed automatic ready, lifetime investment model.

  3. Hmm. I just might have to go and buy this. Up to this point I have refused to pay $800 or more for a suppressor which is nothing more than a metal tube with a threaded end and a few pieces of identical thin metal inside. If I can buy this suppressor for $400, I will probably take the plunge.

    • I fail to see why a suppressor should cost more than $50. Even with the ridiculous trend of everything “tactical” having to be “Gucci” to be considered any good, I wouldn’t expect it to cost over $100. Heck, you can get AR barrels for under $200. Ridiculous to pay so much for a suppressor.

      • Go get just that mount machined from grade 9 titanium and tell me what it costs you.

        …seriously though, it appears to be machined from a section of 1.5″ diameter round bar, which runs like $325 per foot. The blast baffle in this is also grade 9 so that’s more Ti buying and machining, then there’s the time of all the aluminum monocore machining, the finishing, assembly, packaging, all the regulatory crap and paperwork they have to deal with, etc etc etc. Not to mention the development. I dunno, $450 seems pretty reasonable.

        • And turning Ti is costly, as it is notoriously rough on tooling, and probably suffers from work hardening, and that tears up tooling even worse.

          You can probably easily produce a disposable .22lr can from aluminum for under 70 bucks. Ti, no fucking way…

        • I used to do high end TIG welding (mostly stainless and hasteloy but I’ve done some Ti work too, not at a certified level though). To have the baffles welded into this thing… well I’d charge you no less than $40/hour and based on what I’ve seen of how mine are made/how they’re generally made, you’re talking at least a couple hours of work for each can.

          Oh, and you’re going to need to have it inspected since the welds are meant to take high pressure and high shock so that’s going to be done via imaging. Just the machine is going to cost $50K minimum and then you need a competent CWI to run it.

          That’s after all the tooling and such and buying the welding machine because if you make me bring my own I’m charging at least $65/hour for this kind of work.

          Of course you could have this thing welded by a robot… but that’s $1million minimum up-front investment plus installation, plus set up, plus tuning and you have to have welders trained to run the bot, plus maintenance, consumables and the fact that the robots do fuck up which destroys the object in production… which in this case means you have to file more paperwork with the ATF to make a replacement and document the destruction of the ruined item…

          People simply don’t understand what goes into making these things. They scream “Oh, but they’re cheaper in Europe and New Zealand!!!”. True, but the ones in those countries are generally disposable too whereas the ones meant for NFA compliance in the US are not because people aren’t interested in paying $200 and waiting a fucking year for something they’ll destroy in a few months.

        • Good stuff strych9.
          A lot of folks don’t understand having to pay for your expertise/certifications/experience.
          I do.
          And I get it.
          It’s one of the reasons I’m amazed at the price of this thing.
          I paid twice this for my omega. But it came with extras and is full auto rated. And I’ve put it to a few tests.

          I’d get one of these, but I have one better.
          Next one will be 5.56 full auto rated.
          That’ll make 3. I’ll be good to go after that.

  4. Why do they need Titanium for something that’s made for “Bolt Action”? I doubt there’s a lot of weight savings for what’s a small part of the package.

    • Aluminum won’t withstand the pressures created by a rifle and stainless weighs a lot more. Just about 43.8% more.

      This thing is 13.9oz so stainless would be about 19.98oz. On the end of a lever, that is the length of the rifle, that 6.08oz makes a heck of a difference.

    • Kiote Rifles is building me a 6mmSLR for competition and hunting use. I’ll either go with this can or one from DeltaP.

  5. i knew this was gonna happen. as soon as i order one, the omega 300, they would get cheaper. at least i got another one with it. gotta love bogof suppressor.

    • That is probably the worst thing about the ATF NFA wait times – models, technology, pricing, and availability changes while you wait… Imagine buying the latest Galaxy or Iphone, and that’s not pre-ordering the next one, that is the current one… And then getting a one year delivery time.

      Your silencer model, or even the company that makes it, may not exist anymore by the time you get it! I guess some dealers will refund you if you aren’t happy, but at least owning multiple silencers isn’t a bad thing other than upfront cost, so you can always get a newer model later and the old ones are still decently cool or can be used as a spare or on other weapons.

  6. So it is legal to build your own firearm. But it is not legal to build a harmless muffler. What if I built amuffler for my car would I be a criminal. It is all so ridiculous.

    • john,

      As I understand it, you can legally make your own firearm suppressor as long as you obtain a $200 tax stamp from the ATF BEFORE you start to build it.

      And be certain that you engrave your serial number on the appropriate part as your first manufacturing operation. (You can make up pretty much anything for your serial number — just make sure you that the serial number that you submitted on your form for the tax stamp matches what you engrave on your suppressor.)

  7. As stated in other comments, it’s not the price but the ATF wait times. This is 2019, this should be as simple as a backround check and simple registration for a suppressor. Should take minutes on the phone, not a year. Why does it take so long? Because they can, simple as that.

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