The perfect combination: suppressor & RWS SHORT RIFLE cartridge
What I only noticed after a few shots was the fact that – since I have been hunting with a suppressor – I can determine much better whether and how the game reacts. On the one hand, this is due to the significantly reduced recoil, which is particularly advantageous for steep shots (keyword: half-moon on the forehead). On the other hand, by using the suppressor in combination with the RWS short rifle cartridge, the muzzle flash is greatly reduced by the offensively burning powder, so that I can immediately see every reaction of the game immediately after the shot. Under certain circumstances, it would also be possible to fire a further shot in this case. In addition, the reduced muzzle blast significantly increases perception of the bullet impact. As a markswoman I could hear the ball impact in most cases, which was practically impossible before.
Moreover, in the Tyrolean mountain areas long-distance shots of 300 meters and more, including those aimed at antlerless deer, are the order of the day due to the topographic conditions predominating there. So I was curious as to whether and how the trajectory of the HIT bullet in the RWS short rifle line would change through the use of a suppressor. With the ballistic turret set to 300 meters, I fired off the bullets on the 300-meter firing range and noticed that through the combination of short barrels, the use of RWS short rifle ammunition and the suppressor, accuracy at long range was increased even further compared to my previous set-up. This is due to the special features of the short rifle cartridges as well as the technical effect of the HAUSKEN suppressor on the trajectory of the bullet.