Thread: I haz silencer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by manson1972 View Post
So you don't have to wear ear protection when firing this?
No. The only sounds are the bolt moving, which is no louder than cycling it by hand when the gun is unloaded, and the bullet thumping into the backstop. It is quieter than the average air gun. Hell, it is quieter than my staple gun.

This assumes, of course, the use of subsonic ammo. Although silencers will muffle the muzzle blast from supersonic ammo, the sonic boom off the projectile may still be loud enough to require hearing protection. As I noted above, with supersonic ammo, mine is about as loud as an unsilenced rifle due to the sonic boom.