Thread: .243 Silencer??
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Old March 22, 2012, 12:47 PM   #35
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I'm not sure what you are trying to get at with your post, but subsonic bullets are not noiseless either. When I suppressed my 45 acp Enfield and shot 200 grain swc at 1050 fps, they made a humming noise on the way to the target. I thought it was transonic noise so I lowered the powder charge to get 900 fps and got the same noise. In neither case was it a sonic boom I was hearing, but merely the sound of an object passing through the air.

Silencers (suppressors, mufflers, moderators) suppress muzzle noise. Silencer as it is used by most people is a noun, not a verb. It is also the legal term used by the feds.


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