What You Should Know About Suppressors

The use of suppressors on hunting rifles is growing by leaps and bounds, and it’s time to educate your customers.

What You Should Know About Suppressors

The author with his elk dropped with a suppressed rifle. (Photo: Bob Robb)

On a South African plains game hunt back in 2006, professional hunter Andrew Renton and I carefully stalked to within 150 yards of a large herd of blesbok. We topped a small rise on our bellies and, using my daypack as a rifle rest for Andrew’s 7mm Rem. Mag., I put the crosshairs on the front shoulder of the largest ram, and squeezed the trigger. He went down in a heap — and the herd kept on feeding as if nothing had happened.

This was my first experience hunting with a...

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