Purpose-built for the AK platform, the Kestrel 7.62 AK is designed specifically for short cartridge 7.62 rounds. The Kestrel 7.62 AK had one goal - provide a hearing safe centerfire rifle suppressor for the AK platform that can be easily maintained and repaired. It does not disappoint. The Kestrel core is fully encased in an inner stainless steel wall. In the event of an internal baffle strike, the inner core is strong enough to capture the damaged projectile and baffle material, protecting the tube as much as possible against catastrophic failure.