Top New Zealand blogger Cam Slater sent us this video of his teenage daughter hunting Sika deer. In the video she is armed with a Tikka M88, rechambered in .260 Remington, and shoots at a Sika hind 300 yards away. You can hear the muffled shot, then silence, followed by the thud as the bullet hit the target.
Cam said “On this trip i nailed two Sika inside 15 seconds with my suppressed .308. The second one just stood there wondering what had happened. Both were at 350 yards”.
The downside of hunting with suppressors is having to carry the weight of suppressors, but today suppressor construction and alloys are a lot lighter than they used to be.