Here is a video that tries to show how the suppressor works.
Actually, this is a common misconception!I can surely appreciate the sound advantages in having a suppressor. My problem with them for rifles is that they have to weigh-down the muzzle and alter the point of impact versus the point of aim. Even if the barrel on the target rifle is a big & beefy batsard, the suppressor's weight will affect where the bullet will hit against that target at 1000 yards. I suppose the error can be compensated by dialing up and around the elevation and windage variations, but do we really want to institute a compromise that pollutes the sanctity of the effort we've put forward in order to shoot small groups at long distances? I doubt 1000-yard shooting tournaments are conducted with suppressers. The groups those guys shoot is what we should use as inspiration in our own long-range efforts. Of course, with me being one of The Three Stooges, I'm not going to ever equal what today's top shooters can produce. But I can shoot without a suppressor, just as do they...
You've certainly got me to thinking about it. My next build I estimate will cost about $3600 by the time the first bullet goes downrange. A suppressor and tax stamp will add another $1200 to that. I know a flash can is not a suppressor, but I'm wondering if one could affect the sound such that it wouldn't be as harsh as a round fired with nothing on the muzzle.The science has proven the gains, so get on board and enjoy!