Liberty Suppressors Sovereign, .30 cal can on a diet.

Liberty Suppressors introduces the Sovereign, a small lightweight silencer rated up to and including the 300 Winchester Magnum. To save weight and cost the silencer body and baffle stack is made from titanium. The end cap that affixes to the rifle is stainless steel and the muzzle end cap is made from aluminum. The silencer does not contain inconel, and the advantage to that is weight and cost savings while the drawback is titanium is not quite as durable as inconel. Since this is a multi caliber silencer you can get different muzzle end caps out of aluminum depending on what caliber you are running. As mentioned in the video, if you have installed a .22″ end cap and forget to swap it out for a .30″ when you go to your .30″ caliber rifle you will just punch out the hole in the aluminum end cap. With a call to Liberty Suppressors to order a new .22″ end cap you will be back in business.

Range Time

The Sovereign is marketed to the hunter and/or precision shooter that is not burning through magazine after magazine all day but is looking for a light and small silencer that will work on their high powered rifle. This can is under thirteen ounces and about seven inches long, which is about six ounces lighter and four inches shorter than the average comparable silencer. Keeping that in mind, you are not adding near the weight or length to your rifle as with a comparable can, making it easier to wield on the range or from your tree stand.  Cost wise you are saving about $400 as well. Make no mistake I am not saying the Sovereign is not a durable can without inconel, as I have well over 300 rounds through it with a good mix of 5.56×45, 300 Blackout, .30 Carbine, and .308 Winchester and the blast baffle is showing no signs of degradation.

Taking out a Barnes Precision Machine AR-10 in .308 Winchester and a Patrolman’s Carbine in 300 Blackout to 100 yards and shooting some groups, not only did the Sovereign not affect accuracy but there was no shift in point of impact in relation to groups shot without the can installed.

The Sovereign mounts two different ways. A 5/8″x24 LS 1 muzzle break/flash hider is included and will mount to your rifle, serving as a fine muzzle break in itself. It is threaded on the outside allowing the Sovereign to be directly mounted to the muzzle device.

Also included are two different direct thread adaptors, one in 1/2×28 and one in 5/8×24 which should cover you for most all applications for .22″ and .30″ rifle threads, though the Sovereign will mount to rifles in .22 LR is it not advised, since the silencer is not user serviceable and rimfire cartridges will dirty up a can in a few hundred rounds. Something to consider, using a muzzle device such as a muzzle break or flash hider can act almost as a pre blast baffle and I believe can extend the life of the silencer.

An Armageddon Silencer Cover is included, and serves very well to suppress mirage when the can gets hot, especially useful when running a scope on your suppressed rifle.

   

After myself and many of my friends had a chance to run the Sovereign, without any issues of affecting reliability or accuracy on any of the four hosts we tried, and holding up well throughout better than 300 rounds I am satisfied it is exactly the silencer Liberty Suppressors says it is. With it’s compact size, light weight, and price tag I am sure it will pique the interest of many in our shooting community.  There are several more accessories available for this silencer to customise it the way you see fit.

Specifications 

Caliber: .30 Cal (Various)
Length: 7-1/8″
Diameter: 1-5/8″
Material: Titanium Tube and Core / Stainless Steel  Thread Adapters / Aluminum Front Cap
Weight: 12.7 oz.
Approx. dB Overall: 137.1 dB (including First Round Pop)
Approx dB Reduction: 28.4 dB
Mounting Type: Taper Lok Threaded Inserts
Finish: C-Series Cerakote

Acknowledgments

Liberty Suppressors 

Hornady 

Stillwood Ammunition 

Defender Ammunition

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