What Animals Hear From Suppressed Firearms

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Now here is something that I did not know I wanted to know. This video, courtesy of Lone Star Boars ( YouTube channel here), showcases the noise of gunshots from suppressed weapons at the targets point of view including hits and misses (the report of the firearm only). Calibers included in the test include 6.8 SPC, 300 BLK, .45 ACP, and the ol’ stand-by: 5.56.

The subsonic weapons are particularly impressive, especially considering the energy in the .45 ACP.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Shooter2009 Shooter2009 on Jul 18, 2015

    Who cares what the animal hears?

    The hunter? Why? The hunter just cares if he hits or misses.

  • Jerry Casaday Jerry Casaday on Jul 30, 2015

    If noise reduction is your goal, then the combination of sound/flash supressor plus the selection (or handloading) of a caliber to subsonic speed (less than 1100fps, right?) would seem to suit the purpose. Some calibers, like the .45ACP or the old .45 Long Colt, are already under the speed of sound and are still really loud. My next project...a varmint rifle in .204 Ruger with loads around 4000fps and a supressor about as big as the scope (think Hubble).

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