SilencerCo Launches Subsonic Hunting Ammunition

Good news for hunters who want to stay quiet and don’t want to handload. SilencerCo, who achieved e-fame with the “Wizard Staff”, “Johnny Dronehunter”, and “The Silencing” promotional videos (and who also make silencers) have announced their own line of subsonic hunting ammunition, called simply “Harvester”. From the press release:

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – SilencerCo, the industry leader in firearm suppression products and technology, today unveiled its new line of Harvester Subsonic 300 BLK high performance ammunition, designed for optimal performance in silencer-equipped firearms. The ammunition gives shooters exceptional accuracy and enhanced noise reduction without sacrificing the terminal performance hunters and marksmen expect.

Silencer-optimized Harvester Subsonic 300 BLK rounds enable groups in the sub-Minute of Angle (MOA) range, or less than 1 inch per 100 yards of distance to target. The ammo combines this best-in-class accuracy with the stopping power of a 220 grain projectile, plus unrivaled sound suppression.

“At SilencerCo, we are customers first — hunters and shooters,” stated Joshua Waldron, SilencerCo Chief Executive Officer. “We were underwhelmed by the quality of subsonic ammo on the market. Customers shouldn’t have to accept a tradeoff between accuracy and sound reduction, so we designed the Harvester ammo line to provide sub-MOA accuracy in the quietest subsonic 300 BLK ammunition on the market.”

SilencerCo’s Harvester 300 BLK Ammunition is now available for direct purchase online and through select dealers

So far the ammunition is only available in .300 AAC Blackout, but it’s advertised as offering greater accuracy and lower sound levels. No telling yet what additional calibers – if any – may be offered.

Suppressors/silencers have grown tremendously in popularity over the past several years, as more and more people have put down the $200 tax (and patiently waited for Federal approval), and more people have been exposed to the significant benefits of silencing.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at


  • Zachary marrs

    I’m surprised that more silencer companies haven’t tried tapping into the hunting demographic

    • gunslinger

      probably because a number of states don’t allow hunting with silencers?

      • Zachary marrs

        Lots of places don’t allow hunting with rifles either

        Same with magazine capacity

        30 states allow hunting with suppressors, and as Florida demonstrated, this number is growing

  • Is there really a common use case for this when hunting legally?

    Seem like they’re paddling up stream to me.

  • Don Ward

    Cool. Nathaniel has a piece on “silenced” sub-sonic HUNTING ammunition.

    *reads further*

    “Only offered in 300 Black Out”

    *Tosses keyboard*

    Other than mall ninjas, who hunts with 300 Black Out? I mean seriously.

  • Giolli Joker

    Might even be that suppressors are seen by some potentially as a poacher’s tool… (the fact that poachers wouldn’t care if it’s legal or not to hunt with suppressors while poaching is obvious to us but apparently wouldn’t fit lawmaker’s “logic”)

  • Don Ward

    Thanks man! Obviously I’m being a little provocative but when it come to most legal hunting, I don’t see how this adds much of an advantage.

    Now I can see this being cool on the shooting range. I can see it being darn useful if you’re assassinating mob bosses or fighting off occupying ChiCom soldiers. And if they get it in some varmint calibers, it can be darn useful popping raccoons in sub-rural areas.

  • Blainestang

    Nosler just posted about Noveske 300blk yesterday on Instagram, actually. In response to a question about release date, they said the following: “We’re loading it now, but no definite release date YET. Coming very soon though, should be announcing in the next few weeks. We’ll make sure we announce here too so you’re in loop!”