I am very much an amateur stalker, shooting last year on the bit of ground I have permission on 4 roe and 5 foxes. Total number of shots with .243 was 9.
My ground does have a number of houses nearby and plus horses and sheep grazing.
I also normally have a couple of days on the hill.
I am not interested in taking more than one beast at a time. Disturbance I think is minimal and a .243 is certainly less than a 12 bore in noise. Horses don't seem too worried - yes they start and trot around for 30 seconds, but no more than if somebody walks through their field. To be honest if I go and shoot rabbits with subsonic silent .22s they also trot about.
Plus there is the expense - £350 by the time you have bought one, threaded etc, plus it ruins the balance and looks of a fine rifle.
Thus do I really need a moderator?
Also if are moderators legal overseas?