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‘Suppressed’ Pheasant Hunting

Suppressed Pheasant Hunting

SilencerCo has released a pheasant-hunting video depicting the first commercially-viable shotgun sound suppressor employed in a traditional hunting scenario. The Salvo 12 began shipping last month, and retails for $1,400.

“Our goal with the Salvo 12 video series is to show our customers how much better shotgunning can be with a silencer,” said SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron. “We intend to continue releasing videos in this series to showcase the benefits of suppression technology in turkey hunting, night hunting, and other scenarios.” The suppressors sure look funny on the ends of the shotguns-category” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>shotguns, but it would be nice to finish a day of walking and shooting and not have that pesky ringing in the ears.

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Comments (5)

  1. Suppressed shotguns have been popular in the UK for years, by way of guns like the Hushpower Shotgun…they take a single shot break open, remove the forearm, and turn the entire barrel into an integral suppressor. They work very well and balance nicely. Problem is they are single shot. and all loads through them are sub-sonic because of velocity loss with a ported barrel. My question on this unit is: Are there choke requirements for using it? Is the shot column expanding as it travels through the unit, or are they running successive forcing cones internally to prevent a pellet strike?

  2. What strikes me immediately is the opportunity it presents for “gun shy” dogs – either the ones who have it from day one or the ones who develop it over time. I have seen some great noses who stayed under the truck and never got the chance to develop. This might be their salvation.

  3. I have never had the opportunity to fire a suppressed shotgun, just about everything else one can put a Can on but not a shotgun. I certainly like the opportunity to give it a go however!

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