Brief Question...

KBar666

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I was wondering if Suppressors on Weapons really decrease accuracy or is that basiclly a movie myth?

I don't need specifics as I understand that may be an opsec breach a simple yes or no will do.

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SoloKing

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Yes, suppresors can greatly decrease accurcy. My SR-25 from last deployment was a great example of just that. I zeroed and trued the weapon with out the suppresor to insure it was a good weapon and it was holding 1MOA. I put the suppresor on and questioned my own ability to shoot the grouping was so bad. I had two other fellow snipers shoot the weapon with the suppresor and without and we all came to the same end; for that weapon the suppresor being added made the gun completly unuseable. However, same deployment, my M4 was suppresed, and I had no issues even at distance with it.

Any time you intorduce any new variable to the flight path of a round (strong wind, temp change, barometric pressure, altitude, striking glass, passing through a bush, cleaning the weapon differently, anything) the round can be greatly effected.
Hope this helps.
 

104TN

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Advanced Armament's MITER system* looks like it solves the zero shift problem.

*Dude talks a little about it at the end of the video at
 

JJOIFVET

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Yes, suppresors can greatly decrease accurcy. My SR-25 from last deployment was a great example of just that. I zeroed and trued the weapon with out the suppresor to insure it was a good weapon and it was holding 1MOA. I put the suppresor on and questioned my own ability to shoot the grouping was so bad. I had two other fellow snipers shoot the weapon with the suppresor and without and we all came to the same end; for that weapon the suppresor being added made the gun completly unuseable. However, same deployment, my M4 was suppresed, and I had no issues even at distance with it.

Any time you intorduce any new variable to the flight path of a round (strong wind, temp change, barometric pressure, altitude, striking glass, passing through a bush, cleaning the weapon differently, anything) the round can be greatly effected.
Hope this helps.

There you have it, I don't need to say anything at all. That is all good sound advice.
 
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