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.