ok, so here is another set of questions
1/ what is the vilosity the bullet must travel to break the sound barrier, and dose it differ for the caliber of the bullet??
2/ what caliber is best suited for--subsonic firing,
3/ what rifle would be best suited for silenced hunting and with the bullet being sub-sonic would it be effective for hunting, as in delivering a killing shot.
4/ over what ranges would a silenced rifle be effective, concidering that on average in New Zealand conditions for hunting would be about 25(in scrub) to 100+ meters. I have heard hunters discribe coming upon a small group of deer, shooting one and having the others scatter. In this regard would a silenced rifle be silent enough??
As far as I am concerned one animal is enough, butI know what it's like to have someone put up a shot and have deer simply vanish for the rest of the hunting trip