- Aug 3, 2012
I’m thinking about getting a suppressor for my 300 Hamr for hog hunting. All my exhaustive research has come to halt! I went into one of the largest suppressor dealers in my area, who sold me a suppressor for my 45, and they broke my heart. I was told that with the exception of 22 LR all supersonic ammo due to the “crack “ is likely not hearing safe! While a once in a while shot in the field should present no special problem with a caliber like mine, a high volume episode such as going after a sounder of hog could. Over time the accumulation would definitely not be hearing safe. I quote “ save what you have, always shoot supersonic with ear protection”. They pointed me to some OSHA charts and some audiologist reports on the subject. I know plenty of guys who don’t buy this but this is a reputable company who just talked themselves out of a sale. I know from prairie dog hunting with 223s that while the guys I shoot with are suppressed they still wear ear protection. It’s too high volume to take the risk. They pointed out that bolt guns are more tolerable but semi autos with their blowback through the breech are the worst in this area. With what I was told if I have to wear ear protection, why bother?