Accuracy Problem with silencer

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Jinx, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    I have recently installed a silencer on my 270 Mauser which I use on the farm for general shooting. The groups are sub MOA.

    But when I shot 5 pigs yesterday in quick succession as it goes with hog hunting the gun started shooting everywhere. The first 5 fell with heads shots but then I hit the 6th high in back and 7th in the stomach.

    Can a silencer cause problems if it heats up or should I look for other causes?

    Any advice will be appreciated.

    Thanx
     
  2. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    They definitely get hot fast, but I would test on some paper and see what you get. Were these relatively close shots?