Originally Posted by CampingJosh
I've been very impressed with silencers on .22s. Even on many of the centerfires, they do enough that hearing protection is not necessary.
If you live far enough in the country, you don't even need the silencers!
That's what I do.
I use them so I don't need hearing protaction too. I also lie to hear the "Tink'' sound the bullet makes when it hits the metal targets I have set up.