June 7, 2023

Why use silencer?

Are you still hunting without a silencer? In that case, we believe you should rethink. The profits of using silencers for hunting guns are numerous and it’s a great insurance for both hunters and surroundings. As a bonus, there are major chances to become a better shooter. Still not convinced? Then you probably want to continue reading.‍

Reduced noise level

The profits of using silencers consider disadvantages by far. Firstly, silencers reduce noise levels when firing a bullet. In practice, this means that the sound is choked when the bullet is shot because the gas is lowered, and leads out through a longer time. The amount of noise reduction depends on the silencer’s design and a couple of other aspects, such as what caliber is used.


The sound won’t disappear and can still be heard in the distance, but it removes the dangerous sound levels that damage the ear and lower the noise to a more comfortable level. Silencers reduce the noise of muzzle blasts on fired hunting guns, but not the noise from the bullet boom and the bullet impact.


IS YOUR SILENCER MEASURED AT SHOOTER'S EAR OR ACCORDING TO MIL-STD-1474D?


Something important to understand when discussing noise reduction and silencers is how the actual noise measurement has been made.  We measure noise levels due to the current standard, which we name MIL-standard in-house (read more here). This standard specifies the exact positions for every module and technical equipment that should be used in the test. Noise is measured 100 centimeters and 90 degrees to the left from the bore exit of the silencer. If you like, you can add a reference position at shooter’s ear, which will make the result about 8-10 dBc lower. E.g.; Stalon VICTOR reduces noise down to about 141 dBC according to MIL-standard (.308w), but would show 132 dBc measured at "shooter’s ear”. XE149 reduces noise to 132,5 dBc at bore-exit but would show 123,5 at ”shooter’s ear”.


Measuring at ”shooter’s ear” becomes a problem for several reasons. Besides the silencer's ability to reduce noise, the space between the meter at ”shooter’s ear” and the silencer’s muzzle affect the result significantly. Play with the thought of having a silencer that’s very short, but efficient, tested with a short barrel. This silencer will be compared against a silencer that’s much longer, and not as efficient as the other, and will also be tested with a longer barrel. Both results will be misleading since the space between the meter and muzzle can be differentiated between the tests - sometimes a couple of decimeters. The result might even show that the longer silencer that’s less efficient has a lower noise level than the one with better performance. 


What’s discussed above will cause different experiences for different shooters. The choice of caliber is the main affecting factor, but the barrel length as well will cause the sound to appear different.


However, this is also the main reason why so many people invest in a silencer for their rifles. When using a Stalon silencer, you can reduce the noise by almost 35 decibels.

Damaging sound levels

Human hearing reacts differently to continuous noise and an impulse sound. The continuous noise is a sound whose strength keeps the same level for a specific number of hours. This could be a drilling machine, a car engine, or something else. A continuous sound can be harmful even at 70 dB, but mostly we talk about noise over 80 dB as a damaging level.


On the other hand, impulse noise is a sound that reaches its highest level very quickly and slows down fast. This could be a punch with a hammer, a balloon that bursts, or - of course, a shot from a gun. Impulse sounds are something that the hearing manages differently. Because of this, we can be exposed to higher levels without damaging our hearing ability. A directive from the EU (3002/10/EC) that illustrates sound levels and when to protect hearing intends that impulse noise above 135 dB is within a damaging level, and 140 dB can be immediately harmful.


Other factors that affect one person's sensitivity against hearing damage are stress, exhaustion, physical sensitivity, or previous hearing issues.


Our goal with our products is for them to always reduce sound to lower than 135 dBc and preferably with a good margin at ”shooter’s ear”.


Hunters with impaired hearing

48% of 1771 hunters have high-frequency hearing loss according to a study by Swedish ”Läkartidningen” (Doctor’s Magazine) in 2016. Without deepening too much, it’s possible to wonder if the majority are caused by high decibel levels. By using a silencer, you can avoid e.g., hearing loss, ear noise, and sound distortion.


We still recommend using ear protection with a silencer to reduce the sound bang as much as possible.


Protect surroundings

Silencers are not only insurance for the shooter's ear but also for the surroundings. The worries about hunting dogs’ hearing are major. This is an unstudied area without any directives on which sound intensities that’s harmful or not. However, we know that dogs hearing is way better than humans.


There are more profits to the surroundings with reduced noise during hunting season, but we’ll settle here for now.‍


Reduced muzzle flash


Another reason to invest in a silencer for your hunting gun is that the muzzle flash is significantly reduced. This happens because the powder is burned out inside the silencer - totally or partially. You avoid being dazzled and can stay focused on your target. The eyesight can be permanently damaged by the strong light from the muzzle flash. We don’t know how often this happens, but it's always a risk. This is by far most common in dark circumstances but can also happen during bright daylight or sunlight, and you can be dazzled for seconds. If this happens, you are not only losing the game - which makes it harder for an eventual second shot - but you can also have visual impairment over time. A Stalon silencer is designed to minimize these muzzle flashes.


Reduced recoil


A silencer doesn’t only reduce noise levels and muzzle flash but also recoil by nearly 55%. This is possible because the gases are slowed down inside the silencer. However, many factors affect how much recoil one silencer reduces; for example weapon and cartridge. A Stalon silencer reduces around 40-55% recoil, which makes a huge difference when shooting and can be vital to one user. Many hunters invest in a silencer only because of the significant recoil reduction. Recoil can be unpleasant - even hurtful. Our powerful silencer XE149 is appreciated when used with a 30-06 at prone shooting e.g., where the main feature is recoil reduction.


Anyway, the reduced recoil will make you feel safer and more secure at both hunting sessions and when managing your gun in general.


Increased precision


By becoming a safer shooter another profit occurs; increased precision. The silencer's weight reduces barrel flip and adds some extra weight that makes your gun more stable and balanced. The weapon won’t react as easily to vibrations or small movements. But precision isn’t only mechanic but also mental. The silencer's weight in combination with reduced recoil means that you get more relaxed and can fire a shot without worries. In addition, your hunting session will be both pleasant and ethical.

LJUDDÄMpARE TILL .17 HMR

Här rekommenderar vi starkt Stalon RC oavsett hur och var man ska använda den. Den är liten, lätt och reducerar ljudet utmärkt i kaliber .17 HMR (27,2dBc)

Läs mer om Stalon RF >

LJUDDÄMpARE TILL .222 för skogsfågeljakt (rörlig jakt)

Vid rörlig jakt kan storleken av ljuddämparen vara av större betydelse, likaså vikten och förlängning framför mynningen på vapnet. Vi vill hitta en ljuddämpare som är så liten och smidig som möjligt och kan därför tänka oss att ”offra” lite av ljud reduceringen.Vi rekommenderar därför följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .222:
Stalon VICTOR och Stalon X108.

Läs mer om VICTOR >

Läs mer om STALON X108 >

Ljuddämpare till kal. .30 (.308W & 30-06) för drevjakt jakt (rörlig jakt)

Drevjakt är en jakt som bedrivs till stor del rörligt och med snabba rörelser. Här blir det viktigt att hitta en balans mellan storlek på ljuddämparen, vikt, ljudreducering, förlängning av vapnet och givetvis en gnutta personliga preferenser.Vi rekommenderar följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .30:
Stalon X108, Stalon XE108 och i vissa fall Stalon VICTOR.

Läs mer om STALON X108>

Läs mer om STALON XE108 >

Läs mer om STALON VICTOR >

Product image Stalon X108Product image Stalon VICTOR

Ljuddämpare till kal. .30 (.308W & 30-06) för vakjakt (stillsam jakt)

Vid rörlig jakt kan storleken av ljuddämparen vara av större betydelse, likaså vikten och förlängning framför mynningen på vapnet. Vi vill hitta en ljuddämpare som är så liten och smidig som möjligt och kan därför tänka oss att ”offra” lite av ljud reduceringen.Vi rekommenderar därför följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .222:
Stalon VICTOR och Stalon X108.

Läs mer om VICTOR >

Läs mer om STALON X108 >

Product image Stalon VICTOR
Product image Stalon X108

Ljuddämpare till kal. 9,3mm (9,3×62 & 9,3×57) för hundförare (rörlig jakt)

Kaliber 9,3mm och större är av sådan karaktär att vi gärna tittar på ljuddämpare med större volym, utan att för den delen förlänga vapnet längre framför mynningen. Det är viktigt för de flesta att ljuddämpare är lätt att bära runt på.Vi rekommenderar följande modell för rörlig jakt och kal. 9,3mm: Stalon XE108

Läs mer om STALON XE108 >

Product image Stalon XE108

PRODUKTGUIDE

Att välja ljuddämpare är väldigt individuellt och kan därför kännas otroligt svårt. Det kan kännas som att gå in i en djungel; det är snårigt, ojämnt och svårt att hitta rätt .

Innan du köper en ljuddämpare finns det några saker som du bör tänka på. Först och främst ställa dig själv frågan vilket syfte dämparen har för dig och din jakt. Vill du ha bara ljuddämpning, eller vill du även minska pipuppslag och rekyl? Du bör även fundera över vilken storlek och vikt som känns bäst för dig. En ljuddämpare kan kan påverka hela utrustningen beroende på vem som tillverkat den. Om du är hundförare och går mycket kommer du mest troligt vilja ha en lättare och smidigare ljuddämpare. Du måste också fundera över hur mycket ljudreducering du vill ha.

Utöver detta blir du också fundera över vilken typ av jakt du bedriver och vilken jakt dämparen ska passa till. Vad tycker du bäst om? Vill du hålla dig till en ljuddämpare eller vill du ha flera att variera mellan under olika jaktformer och förhållanden?‍
Sist måste du också hitta en ljuddämpare som passar med ditt vapen. Vilken kaliber och vilken gänga behövs?

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June 7, 2023

Why use silencer?

Are you still hunting without a silencer? In that case, we believe you should rethink. The profits of using silencers for hunting guns are numerous and it’s a great insurance for both hunters and surroundings. As a bonus, there are major chances to become a better shooter. Still not convinced? Then you probably want to continue reading.‍

Reduced noise level

The profits of using silencers consider disadvantages by far. Firstly, silencers reduce noise levels when firing a bullet. In practice, this means that the sound is choked when the bullet is shot because the gas is lowered, and leads out through a longer time. The amount of noise reduction depends on the silencer’s design and a couple of other aspects, such as what caliber is used.


The sound won’t disappear and can still be heard in the distance, but it removes the dangerous sound levels that damage the ear and lower the noise to a more comfortable level. Silencers reduce the noise of muzzle blasts on fired hunting guns, but not the noise from the bullet boom and the bullet impact.


IS YOUR SILENCER MEASURED AT SHOOTER'S EAR OR ACCORDING TO MIL-STD-1474D?


Something important to understand when discussing noise reduction and silencers is how the actual noise measurement has been made.  We measure noise levels due to the current standard, which we name MIL-standard in-house (read more here). This standard specifies the exact positions for every module and technical equipment that should be used in the test. Noise is measured 100 centimeters and 90 degrees to the left from the bore exit of the silencer. If you like, you can add a reference position at shooter’s ear, which will make the result about 8-10 dBc lower. E.g.; Stalon VICTOR reduces noise down to about 141 dBC according to MIL-standard (.308w), but would show 132 dBc measured at "shooter’s ear”. XE149 reduces noise to 132,5 dBc at bore-exit but would show 123,5 at ”shooter’s ear”.


Measuring at ”shooter’s ear” becomes a problem for several reasons. Besides the silencer's ability to reduce noise, the space between the meter at ”shooter’s ear” and the silencer’s muzzle affect the result significantly. Play with the thought of having a silencer that’s very short, but efficient, tested with a short barrel. This silencer will be compared against a silencer that’s much longer, and not as efficient as the other, and will also be tested with a longer barrel. Both results will be misleading since the space between the meter and muzzle can be differentiated between the tests - sometimes a couple of decimeters. The result might even show that the longer silencer that’s less efficient has a lower noise level than the one with better performance. 


What’s discussed above will cause different experiences for different shooters. The choice of caliber is the main affecting factor, but the barrel length as well will cause the sound to appear different.


However, this is also the main reason why so many people invest in a silencer for their rifles. When using a Stalon silencer, you can reduce the noise by almost 35 decibels.

Damaging sound levels

Human hearing reacts differently to continuous noise and an impulse sound. The continuous noise is a sound whose strength keeps the same level for a specific number of hours. This could be a drilling machine, a car engine, or something else. A continuous sound can be harmful even at 70 dB, but mostly we talk about noise over 80 dB as a damaging level.


On the other hand, impulse noise is a sound that reaches its highest level very quickly and slows down fast. This could be a punch with a hammer, a balloon that bursts, or - of course, a shot from a gun. Impulse sounds are something that the hearing manages differently. Because of this, we can be exposed to higher levels without damaging our hearing ability. A directive from the EU (3002/10/EC) that illustrates sound levels and when to protect hearing intends that impulse noise above 135 dB is within a damaging level, and 140 dB can be immediately harmful.


Other factors that affect one person's sensitivity against hearing damage are stress, exhaustion, physical sensitivity, or previous hearing issues.


Our goal with our products is for them to always reduce sound to lower than 135 dBc and preferably with a good margin at ”shooter’s ear”.


Hunters with impaired hearing

48% of 1771 hunters have high-frequency hearing loss according to a study by Swedish ”Läkartidningen” (Doctor’s Magazine) in 2016. Without deepening too much, it’s possible to wonder if the majority are caused by high decibel levels. By using a silencer, you can avoid e.g., hearing loss, ear noise, and sound distortion.


We still recommend using ear protection with a silencer to reduce the sound bang as much as possible.


Protect surroundings

Silencers are not only insurance for the shooter's ear but also for the surroundings. The worries about hunting dogs’ hearing are major. This is an unstudied area without any directives on which sound intensities that’s harmful or not. However, we know that dogs hearing is way better than humans.


There are more profits to the surroundings with reduced noise during hunting season, but we’ll settle here for now.‍


Reduced muzzle flash


Another reason to invest in a silencer for your hunting gun is that the muzzle flash is significantly reduced. This happens because the powder is burned out inside the silencer - totally or partially. You avoid being dazzled and can stay focused on your target. The eyesight can be permanently damaged by the strong light from the muzzle flash. We don’t know how often this happens, but it's always a risk. This is by far most common in dark circumstances but can also happen during bright daylight or sunlight, and you can be dazzled for seconds. If this happens, you are not only losing the game - which makes it harder for an eventual second shot - but you can also have visual impairment over time. A Stalon silencer is designed to minimize these muzzle flashes.


Reduced recoil


A silencer doesn’t only reduce noise levels and muzzle flash but also recoil by nearly 55%. This is possible because the gases are slowed down inside the silencer. However, many factors affect how much recoil one silencer reduces; for example weapon and cartridge. A Stalon silencer reduces around 40-55% recoil, which makes a huge difference when shooting and can be vital to one user. Many hunters invest in a silencer only because of the significant recoil reduction. Recoil can be unpleasant - even hurtful. Our powerful silencer XE149 is appreciated when used with a 30-06 at prone shooting e.g., where the main feature is recoil reduction.


Anyway, the reduced recoil will make you feel safer and more secure at both hunting sessions and when managing your gun in general.


Increased precision


By becoming a safer shooter another profit occurs; increased precision. The silencer's weight reduces barrel flip and adds some extra weight that makes your gun more stable and balanced. The weapon won’t react as easily to vibrations or small movements. But precision isn’t only mechanic but also mental. The silencer's weight in combination with reduced recoil means that you get more relaxed and can fire a shot without worries. In addition, your hunting session will be both pleasant and ethical.

LJUDDÄMpARE TILL .17 HMR

Här rekommenderar vi starkt Stalon RC oavsett hur och var man ska använda den. Den är liten, lätt och reducerar ljudet utmärkt i kaliber .17 HMR (27,2dBc)

Läs mer om Stalon RF >

LJUDDÄMpARE TILL .222 för skogsfågeljakt (rörlig jakt)

Vid rörlig jakt kan storleken av ljuddämparen vara av större betydelse, likaså vikten och förlängning framför mynningen på vapnet. Vi vill hitta en ljuddämpare som är så liten och smidig som möjligt och kan därför tänka oss att ”offra” lite av ljud reduceringen.Vi rekommenderar därför följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .222:
Stalon VICTOR och Stalon X108.

Läs mer om VICTOR >

Läs mer om STALON X108 >

Ljuddämpare till kal. .30 (.308W & 30-06) för drevjakt jakt (rörlig jakt)

Drevjakt är en jakt som bedrivs till stor del rörligt och med snabba rörelser. Här blir det viktigt att hitta en balans mellan storlek på ljuddämparen, vikt, ljudreducering, förlängning av vapnet och givetvis en gnutta personliga preferenser.Vi rekommenderar följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .30:
Stalon X108, Stalon XE108 och i vissa fall Stalon VICTOR.

Läs mer om STALON X108>

Läs mer om STALON XE108 >

Läs mer om STALON VICTOR >

Product image Stalon X108Product image Stalon VICTOR

Ljuddämpare till kal. .30 (.308W & 30-06) för vakjakt (stillsam jakt)

Vid rörlig jakt kan storleken av ljuddämparen vara av större betydelse, likaså vikten och förlängning framför mynningen på vapnet. Vi vill hitta en ljuddämpare som är så liten och smidig som möjligt och kan därför tänka oss att ”offra” lite av ljud reduceringen.Vi rekommenderar därför följande modeller för rörlig jakt och kal. .222:
Stalon VICTOR och Stalon X108.

Läs mer om VICTOR >

Läs mer om STALON X108 >

Product image Stalon VICTOR
Product image Stalon X108

Ljuddämpare till kal. 9,3mm (9,3×62 & 9,3×57) för hundförare (rörlig jakt)

Kaliber 9,3mm och större är av sådan karaktär att vi gärna tittar på ljuddämpare med större volym, utan att för den delen förlänga vapnet längre framför mynningen. Det är viktigt för de flesta att ljuddämpare är lätt att bära runt på.Vi rekommenderar följande modell för rörlig jakt och kal. 9,3mm: Stalon XE108

Läs mer om STALON XE108 >

Product image Stalon XE108

PRODUcT GUIDE

One of our most common questions is about choosing the right silencer. It’s a question with a complex answer, only because it’s extremely individual.

Before you buy yourself your first - or a new - silencer you should ask yourself a couple of questions. First of all, what is the purpose of the silencer? Is it for sound reduction- or to reduce barrel flips and recoil?

Next, you need to contemplate if size and weight matter. A silencer can (to a varying extent depending on the manufacturer) affect the whole equipment. If you walk with a dog or move a lot you will probably like a light and slim silencer. You also need to consider how much sound reduction you want.

Beyond this, you need to outweigh what type of hunting you are going to use your silencer for. What do you like the most?

And of course, you need to find a silencer that works with your weapon. What caliber and threads are required?

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