I dont see many if any suppressors on the larger bore guns. Reason Im akong is I have a 375 cheytac on order and I saw that the manufacture of the gun has a suppressor made for it, is there a reason you dont see any?
Thanks for sharing that information and all of it makes sense. I run a SiCo Harvester 300 on a 300WM Kimber M/A (26") - 8#1oz. loaded. And on a 20" .308 R5 R700 for PRS so I haven't encountered those considerations. Perspective really helps for making future choices.If you’re referencing the big guns you see that ELR shooters are using versus big bore in general with hunting then yes sable tapped into some of the reasons being weight. The unlimited class for example is 40 lbs max with bipod at the KO2M and others can be 45 or 50 lbs also note folks being able to shoot in a light class have to be under 25 lbs.
So yes weight is a factor
But more of a issue is the heat mirage caused by the suppressor even with a cover, its bad enough at times dealing with the heat coming off the barrel let alone a hot suppressor when shooting under a time restraint at targets with distance.
The other reason is the possible distortion of the view through the scope for folks running anywhere from a 50 to a 80 moa rail under their scope, you add another 13” to 15” onto a 32 to 39” barrel with the scope angle and its possible to run into some issues.
Those are some of the reasons suppressors are not as popular in the big cal ELR set ups.
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