« on: November 22, 2012, 07:12 PM »
The thing about silencers is that you have to combine them with heavier, slower moving ammunition to get a really quiet firearm. All movies and TV shows overdue it on how quiet they make their stuff sound. The two things that make the most noise are the expanding gases as the bullet exits the barrel and the sonic boom from the bullet. Steel wool in a can will capture those gases and help eliminate some of that sound but if there's still going to be some noise.
I'm with Jesse on the weapons for the hunt. Ideally they'd have shotguns with slugs loaded. In woods you want something with range but also that fires a large, heavy bullet that can cut through brush better. Maybe a rifle from the AK family or a good .308 would be okay but without really pouring over the show, I got the impression a lot of what they had were 9mm or .223 military rifles with some hunting rifles. But bolt action hunting rifles wouldn't necessarily be the best choice either, for woods like those.
If I was hunting someone in the woods I'd want shotguns and some decent revolvers (.357, .44) or a nice .45 auto. I'd take a good 9mm for backup but I wouldn't make that my first choice necessarily.