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Silent rifles were developed by Status Guns & Engineering as a result of requests by hunters wishing to avoid frightening game in their immediate surroundings.

In silencing a rifle two things must be achieved: The projectile must not exceed the speed of sound and the gas exiting the muzzle must be captured and allowed to escape relatively slowly. Status achieves this by using a behind the muzzle silencer and subsonic ammunition.

Naturally a subsonic projectile has reduced energy or hitting power. This is compensated for by increasing projectile weight. In most cases Status Silent Rifles are chambered for .458 x 2 with a 500 grain bullet or 45-70 cartridge loaded with a 400 grain flat nosed bullet . At sub- sonic velocities these heavy bullets prove very effective. (See comparison table below of a .308 slowed to 980 fps and the .458 X 2).

Status guns currently builds two silenced rifles the first is based on a Mauser action with a 5 round magazine in 458 X 2 caliber and a single shot take down rifle based on the H & R Handy Rifle in 45-70 caliber for back packing.

Should customers wish to use other cartridges and calibres Status will build rifles to their specific needs.

Ballistics for a .308 150gr. SP at 980 Feet per Second
At an Elevation Angle of: 0 degrees. Sight Height 2.5 inches Sight zero 100 yards.

Range Yards
Velocity (fps)
Energy (FT/lbs)
Bullet Path (inches)

Drop (inches)

Drift (inches)

Flight Time (sec)

0
980.0
319.82
-2.5
0.0
0.0
0.000000
100
935.5
291.44
0.0
-18.1
0.0
0.313501
200
897.2
268.06
-36.8
-75.6
0.0
0.641130
300
863.1
249.09
-119.6
-176.0
0.0
0.982272

Ballistics for the 458 X 2 SP 500gr. SP at 980 Feet per Second At an Elevation Angle of: 0 degrees. Sight Height 2.5 inches Sight zero 100 yards.

Range Yards
Velocity (fps)
Energy (FT/lbs)
Bullet Path (inches)

Drop (inches)

Drift (inches)

Flight Time (sec)

0
980.0
1066.00
-2.5
0.0
0.0
0.000000
100
920.9
941.36
0.0
-18.4
0.0
0.316108
200
871.8
843.70
-38.2
-77.5
0.0
0.651167
300
829.0
762.84
-121.9
-182.2
0.0
1.004347

Mauser action with a 5 round magazine in 458 X 2 caliber

Ballistics for the 45-70 400 gr Flat Nose at 980 Feet per Second At an Elevation Angle of: 0 degrees. Sight Height 1.5 inches Sight zero 100 yards.

Range Yards
Velocity (fps)
Energy (FT/lbs)
Bullet Path (inches)

Drop (inches)

Drift (inches)

Flight Time (sec)

0
980.0
852.9
-1.5
0.0
0.0
0.000000
100
903.7
725.2
0.0
-19.16
0.0
0.319306
200
842.9
631.0
-41.06
-80.88
0.0
0.663392
300
790.8
555.3
-131.08
-191.56
0.0
1.031205

 

H & R Handy Rifle Take down in 45-70 caliber