from my research, the can that had the highest ratings in both the p22 and 10/22 was the new prodigy, it wasnt the highest on both, but the one that was closest to the top in both the platforms
They say the Element is a tad quieter. The Kodiak and shoofly are also supposed to be VERY quiet too. Maybe the Kodiak has a new core and is getting the better db numbers.
I find the New Core Prodigy on a rifle quite impressive.. not bad on a p-22 either. The new core vs the old core is flat out amazing.
Now if we can only get our Evo-9's re-cored (I will pay AAC for the work) I would be REALLY happy.
Both the Element and New core Prodigy are darn quiet. Apparently Liberty has a core in the .22 can that might even top both of them. If his db numbers were right he has them beat.
Liberty is a top contender for the .22 market. Easy to clean, quiet. and super customer service.
seem to be the top 4 All have individual qualities. All are very different all are TOP performers.
My Prodigy is stupid quiet with subsonic in my CZ bolt 16" barrel. Quieter than my single shot pellet rifle... and probably quieter than my bb gun. Bullet impact dwarfs the noise from the rifle. EVEN is louder when I shoot into soft moss. Which is 1/4 the noise of the dirt embankment or a rotten log... Mud, water or a rock is LOUD
On the pistols it's louder, but mostly it leads up so much faster the clean up is a bitch. Also in all but the P-22 reliability falls off VERY fast due to blow-back. I would love to know which of the 4 silencers has the LEAST blow-back/back pressure. THAT might be the deciding factor.. But how can we determine that.
It woudl be fairly subjective. Try all 4 with the same ammo in all my hosts to see which is the most reliable. Graphing the # of shots from each before reliability for each freshly cleaned firearm starts to fall off.
To me that would be a very important factor in making the choice between the 4... But who and how could we get some data like that?