For ages silencer companies have been marketing themselves as “tactical” accessories, using images of soldiers with their silencers to evoke that thought in the public’s mind that their products are tough and “military grade.” SilencerCo had been on the same track, but starting this year it seems like they’re re-branding themselves. Their PR material has a distinctively “hunting” feel, from the color choice to the method of binding and the font choice. They’ve also done a complete rewrite on their website, from white-on-black to an attractive sepia and gray scheme. And the new cans they have to show off this year are both designed with hunting in mind.
The cans in question (branded as “Harvester” silencers) are similar in construction, except that one is slightly larger than the other. The smaller can handles every .30 caliber round all the way up to .300 Win Mag, and the larger is good through .338 Lapua Magnum. Both feature a solid and sealed baffle stack, as well as a new muzzle brake on the far end of the can which SilencerCo claims reduces felt recoil by an additional 10%. Not a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, but when we’re talking about big hunting calibers every bit helps.
The cans also feature a removable thread mount, which means that you can re-use the same silencer on multiple host firearms without needing a brand new silencer. This is pretty big — giving you the ability to re-use cans even with different thread pitches on different guns. It means you only need to buy one can and you’re good to go, which is a huge benefit given the massive headache that is the NFA transfer process.
It gets better. The .300 Win Mag Harvester will retail for $750, which makes it one of the most affordable silencers on the market today and especially for the .300 Win Mag caliber. The big brother will run about $1,600.