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Old 05-26-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default Silencers for shotguns?

Monster Hunters: Champions p 55 says silencers are available to all guns but revolvers, but High-Tech pp158-9 doesn't list silencers for shotguns. HT also says that bolt-actions are easier to silence than other actions. I know people make bolt-action shotguns (my dad has a bolt-action Mossberg)... So can a shotgun take a silencer or not?

From the suppressor types on HT159, I'd suspect that shotguns can only use oversized baffle suppressors, but if you can put a suppressor on a .50 BMG, it seems like a 20G could certainly be suppressed, and maybe a 12G too.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Silencers for shotguns?

Shotgun Suppressors are in Tactical Shooting, p71
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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Default Re: Silencers for shotguns?

The hearing penalty in Tactical Shooting sounds reasonable if your suppressor has the extra clearance required to safely fire shot.

If the suppressor has tighter clearances, making only slugs safe (and probably not even sabot slugs) I would use the stats for rifle-scale suppressors in HT.
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HT also says that bolt-actions are easier to silence than other actions. I know people make bolt-action shotguns (my dad has a bolt-action Mossberg)... So can a shotgun take a silencer or not?
Kind of tangential, but it's not bolt-action specifically. Automatics have noisy moving components and some gas escape at the ejection port, while revolvers usually have a lot of gas escape between the front of the cylinder and the base of the barrel. Any manual repeater (bolt, slide, lever, etc.) should gain the same benefit.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #5
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So can a shotgun take a silencer or not?
Shotguns can have suppressors, sure, you can buy them in many jurisdictions.

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From the suppressor types on HT159, I'd suspect that shotguns can only use oversized baffle suppressors, but if you can put a suppressor on a .50 BMG, it seems like a 20G could certainly be suppressed, and maybe a 12G too.
Anecdotally there's an episode of the TV show Sons of Guns about their company Red Jacket's custom built shotgun suppressors:
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/sons...tgun-fire.html

They also do probably the only suppressed AK-47 in the world:
http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/sons...k-47-test.html

http://www.redjacketfirearms.com/sup...ppressors.html
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:02 PM   #6
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Shotguns can have suppressors, sure, you can buy them in many jurisdictions.
I think there's a couple of German Lande where they are //compulsory// under certain circumstances.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:28 PM   #7
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IIRC in High Tech in the Shotgun Special Ammo Sidebar there are stats for a "Silent" Shotgun round...I remember looking at the cost + the stats and going meh...but it is there.
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