SI­LENCER/MODERATOR

Air Gunner - - Know Your Air Rifle -

The sound- dead­en­ing ef­fect of a si­lencer or moderator on a PCP is noth­ing short of spec­tac­u­lar. From the alarm­ing muz­zle-blast of an un­si­lenced ri­fle, to a whis­perquiet ‘phutt!’, once that moderator has been at­tached, it re­ally is im­pres­sive. Most PCPs come ei­ther with a ded­i­cated si­lencer, or with their muz­zles threaded to ac­cept one. There are rules for moderator use, and the main one is al­ways to zero your ri­fle with the moderator fit­ted, mak­ing sure ac­cu­racy is not af­fected. Pel­lets can ‘clip’ the ‘ baf­fles’ in­side the si­lencer caus­ing se­ri­ous ac­cu­racy is­sues. A ri­fle should be ev­ery bit as ac­cu­rate with a moderator fit­ted, as it is with­out one.

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