5.56㎜ Suppressor Covers?

So, we did a bunch of shooting yesterday. The suppressor cover we had on a 5.56㎜ can, well, caught on fire. And I mean that literally. Anyway, I need to replace the burnt toast one with one or more covers.

Out of curiosity, what covers/wraps are you running on your rifle silencers? Thanks.
 
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Burn Proof Gear for high heat and rapid fire and extended rates of fire. Quite expensive but worth it...

Elite Iron makes good covers for bolt action type rates of fire. Not to pricey.
 
What kind of cover was it so we know to avoid?
Armageddon Gear. According to their site, the new improved ones could handle both slow fire, and more rapid shooting up to a temp of 800° F. Be that as it may, it caught fire, melted a bit, and I put it out with a water jug we had up at the home range. We shot the AR a bit, but alternated between several other firearms, so there was generally a pause between magazines. In fairness, I haven't had any issues with one we run on a pistol caliber (.32 ACP / 7.65㎜) carbine, but the one on the AR is toast.
 
Do it old school, Scottish Shetland Wool wrap and tied off with stainless safety wire, soak it in boiling hot water first, then wrap it tight and tie it off! After it cools and dries off, wrap it in a thick piece of saddle leather, again, soak it in boiling water before wrapping, only tie it off with leather lace! Let it dry and shoot till your hearts content! Will not burn, and will never come off until you want it to! For more trick, you can lace the outer base ball style, it will hold better and look purty!

Pro Tip, Cut the wool and leather just slightly under size when its wrapped! When its wet it will stretch slightly and take up the gap, as it dries it will stretch and tighten up effectively locking it to the can body! Same trick with the leather! This set up will also help dampen some of the sound and will remain cool longer!
 
A more modern method, Welders Nomex/Kevlar sleeves! Cut to fit and wrap a few layers, and tied with stainless safety wire! Works a trick. cover in leather or other wrap of your choosing to keep it purty and your Good!
Or, get a roll of exhaust Header wrap and put at least two turn around your can body, tie with stainless safety wire and cover in your choice! Total investment maybe less then $50 depending on where you get your stuff!:D
 

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Do it old school, Scottish Shetland Wool wrap and tied off with stainless safety wire, soak it in boiling hot water first, then wrap it tight and tie it off! After it cools and dries off, wrap it in a thick piece of saddle leather, again, soak it in boiling water before wrapping, only tie it off with leather lace! Let it dry and shoot till your hearts content! Will not burn, and will never come off until you want it to! For more trick, you can lace the outer base ball style, it will hold better and look purty!

Pro Tip, Cut the wool and leather just slightly under size when its wrapped! When its wet it will stretch slightly and take up the gap, as it dries it will stretch and tighten up effectively locking it to the can body! Same trick with the leather! This set up will also help dampen some of the sound and will remain cool longer!
that’s how they made feminine products back in the day too

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