Sorry if this has been discussed before -
It seems to be the norm to fit a moderator and I think I know what the benefits are but does one really need one? How many of you go about your business without?
Take a 24'' varmint fluted barrel, rifle weight around 8.5lbs and calibre 243 for foxing and stalking - do I need to stick 14 - 20oz of extra weight on the end? Will there be much muzzle flip? should I buy a set of ear plugs, will I get a second shot or will the noise frighten everying off for miles?
Problem is by the time the bipod and scope are fitted the weight is going to be rising all the time and I dont really want to add further or imbalance the set up - and it looks better without.
What do you think? thanks.