Recently, I came across a Norwegian suppressor manufacturing company called Hausken. By visiting their website you will find several suppressor offerings which mostly utilize a reflex design where the suppressor is partially telescoped over the barrel – pretty typical design for the European suppressors. At first, it doesn’t seem that there is anything interesting there in terms of the design of these cans. However, what caught my attention is the dimensions of the Hausken Whisper suppressor … it is huge!
If you visit the company’s website, you may not be able to immediately get an idea about the size of this suppressor because the website doesn’t quite give you a visual size reference. But when you look at the numbers, you’ll discover that this monster has a 70 mm diameter tube – about 2 3/4″. The Hausken Whisper suppressor only adds 140 mm (5.5″) to the length of the rifle, but its overall length can be from 228mm (about 9″) to 506 mm (about 20″). Just imagine a 2 3/4″ thick and 20″ long suppressor! The telescoping part of this suppressor is available in several size options between these extremes, in 50mm (2″) increments. It is unclear whether this is a modular design and the telescoping portion can be removed and replaced with another one (thus changing the lengths) or if these size options mean separate cans.
Below you can see a data chart showing the weights and sound reduction levels of different length Hausken Whisper suppressor.
Reportedly the Hausken Whisper suppressor is primarily designed for hunting rifles of up to .458 caliber. The possibility of using with big bore rifle calibers explains the extraordinarily large dimensions of this suppressor. We’ve reached out to the company for more information concerning this can. Once they reply, I’ll update this article with the new information.
What do you think about the Hausken Whisper suppressor? Do you think its dimensions and weight are reasonable to mount it to your big bore hunting rifle?
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