Brugger & Thomet Tiger moderator – Viking
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- Last updated: 19/12/2016
Brugger and Thomet is a Swiss-based manufacturer that has been producing sound moderators for 25-years. Their clients include small arms manufacturers, military contracts and police agencies as well as providing these technologies to the civilian hunting market. All moderators are muzzlemounted and range from the .22 rimfire model and three fullbore versions. All are made from aluminium and are sealed units.
The full bore Tiger Light models come in three sizes, .22 -.25 cal, .270 - .325 and .338 -.365 calibres. I had the .22-.25 model on test. As with all B&T sound moderators the outside is clearly marked with max bullet diameter, here it was 6.5mm, a serial number, proof marks for calibre and date of manufacture. The end cap where the bullet exits has a small lip with six radial holes that allows a smooth transition of the bullet from the moderator without buffering from the expanding gases as they vent.
Clever is the fact that they are not cut for a specific thread, as B&T can supply threaded insert nuts to suit various forms you might be using. Inside (by my eye) you have an initial blast baffle and then there are two large chambers, the second larger than the first.
Dimensions are 157 x 40mm yet it weighed only 276-grams; nice. On test I shot a .243 Win and a .223 Rem through the B&T with a reduction from 164dB and 160dB to 139dB and 135dB respectively. A good noise reduction with a quick higher frequency report and no muzzle flash at all!
These mods are very well made and lovely and light to use, the rimfire did not change zero at all and the fullbore was minimal depending on barrel diameter! The centrefire does heat up quickly within 6-8 rounds when sighting in but when stalking, no problems at all. The prices are good as was the noise reduction and they are built to a high standard.
PRICES: Tiger Light .22 rimfire £80, Tiger Light centrefire £264 (22-250” version)
CONTACT: Viking Arms on 01423 780810