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    Yes, I'm a 300BLK hunter for most things using 115 brown boxed goodness...
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    I've only recently starting hunting with a suppressor, and have never worn hearing pro while hunting in the past. Unless weight and/or mobility are a concern ( which doesn't sound like the case), I think you've be fine.

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    Just got my 6.8 build finished and now working on the .308, both will always be using the can. My dad has hearing loss from once or twice a year unsuppressed and unplugged in just the last 5-10 years, so no way am I going to allow myself 3-4 decades of damage.
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    Both of my hunting rifles (.308 and 300blk) have shared a specwar762 for several years. Great can, but heavy. This year (well, last year) I sprung for an omega9k for the 300blk. I hardly notice it's on there.

    I don't use ear pro when hunting with a can.
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    I hunted last year for whitetail deer with my 16" BCM carbine and a SilencerCo Harvester which is less than a pound, 13 oz I think. Weight is a non issue. I have never hunted big game with hearing pro and I usually have hunted elk with 45-70 govt and more recently .30-06. Maybe someday I'll regret it but I've never heard my rifles report when firing at live targets. That said in the future now that I have the Harvester I will try to only hunt with it. I don't know if it's real but the deer seemed really disoriented when there sister got shot, I talk myself into believing it's because without the muzzle report giving them as localizing a sound the sonic crack alone didn't give them a direction to flee. They seemed to freeze more than I was used to...could be me just trying to be even more enthusiastic about my first can though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickman View Post
    Yes, I'm a 300BLK hunter for most things using 115 brown boxed goodness...
    What is this brown boxed goodness?

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    i have always wanted to used silencer for hunter deer or bears but i haven't been able to get my hands one one most dew to procrastination, but i am sure it wil be fun to shoot and still maintain hidden position.

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    I don't have to hike that much and so I use a can on my .308 bolt gun. It is so nice to be able to shoot without ears and without having a ringing in my ears the rest of the day. Even if I did hike I'd be tempted to at least carry my can with me and try to attach it before I took a shot.

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    I have a 338 win mag that I want to take the muzzle brake off and put Sig adapter on for suppressed hunting.
    It's not my Goto gun, but could become my goto if I got it dialed in. Good to see folks are getting it done suppressed.

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    I have a 338 win mag that I want to take the muzzle brake off and put Sig adapter on for suppressed hunting.
    It's not my Goto gun, but could become my goto if I got it dialed in. Good to see folks are getting it done suppressed.

    Don't know how double post happened ?

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