So my first project firearm in this endeavor is........ H&R SB1 12 ga, break action single shot, 24" rifled barrel, 3" chamber 13.5" LOP, Picatinney rail with Leapers 4 X 32 mini scope, Stock and forearm are black synthetic.
So my question to the forum members is........how do I reduce the sound.........while firing 12 ga. slugs...???
A.) I could cut the barrel to 18.1" in length........would that reduce the velocity and therefore the volume of sound......???
B.) I could drill a few hundred holes 1/16" in the to bleed off gas, there-by reducing the velocity to sub-sonic and also reducing the hot gas volume erupting at the muzzle.
C.) I could to both of the above.
D.) Open to your suggestions on how to reduce as much as possible the volume of sound, and do it legally (per BATF&E) and do it without a suppressor.