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The Best Suppressor for Coyote Hunting

The Best Suppressor for Coyote Hunting

The Best Suppressor for Coyote Hunting

(Cover image from Silencer Central customer Bill Faulk. Check out his review of a BANISH 30 below)

Without human interaction, the natural balance of coyotes and prey species ebbs and flows based on multiple criteria, such as forage base for the prey and population numbers. When the prey population goes up, the coyote population follows and vice versa. The problem, of course, is us. Human interaction affects the natural flux of predator/prey relationships, which is why hunting is such a vital part of the conservation process for coyotes. It has been proven time and time again that hunting helps control animal populations, and anything that helps hunting in turn, helps the conservation process. This is where using a suppressor for coyote hunting comes into play.

By now, you likely know that using a suppressor reduces the decibel level of the report from discharging a firearm. Suppressors also reduce recoil and muzzle jump, making your firearm more accurate. All of these points make a suppressor a valuable tool for coyote hunting. If your rifle is more accurate, that helps with the ethical part of shooting, and the reduction in decibel level helps on several angles. It protects your hearing, as well as helps make it more likely of calling in another coyote to the same location. And if you are coyote hunting at night, the sound reduction teamed with the reduced possible of muzzle flash has other benefits.

Which is the best suppressor for coyote hunting? Just like you found when you bought your coyote-hunting rifle, you have choices. Let’s take a look at what has worked for us to help you decide.

Top Suppressor Models for Coyote Hunting

Coyote guns are both a personal and situational choice. One hunter may opt to use a dedicated AR-platform rifle while another may choose a bolt-action in .22-250. We know a guy that referred to his 7mm Rem Mag as his coyote rifle. He uses light bullets to take coyotes at long ranges. Everyone has different firearms they use for coyotes, and these are our top suppressors to go with them.

ModelCaliberWeightLengthModular?Price
BANISH 30.3010-13 oz.7-9 in.Yes$999
BANISH 223.223/5.5611.4 oz.7 in.No$849
BANISH 30 Gold.3013 oz.8.2 in.No$1,699
SilencerCo Salvo12 gauge19.6-34.4 oz.6.73-12.52 in.Yes$1,169
BANISH Backcountry.307.8 oz.5.5 in.No$1,099

Before you buy

Coyote guns are somewhat specialized and everyone has his or her own particular favorite. Picking the best suppressor for coyote hunting truly depends upon what firearm you are planning to use it on. There are options for shooting bolt-action rifles and some that are more specialized to the AR platform. There is also a consideration for how you hunt coyotes, too. In other words – Have a serious look at where you hunt, how you hunt, and with what type of firearm you hunt coyotes with. We have a suppressor that will fit just about any coyote hunting type, but some will work far better than others for you because you know how you hunt.

Most Versatile: BANISH 30

We might be a little biased toward the BANISH line, but we have good reason. We test everything on the market and developed the BANISH line to exceed in every area. The BANISH 30 is extremely versatile, so you can use it for your coyote rifle and your deer rifle. It is a direct-thread suppressor that mounts on conventional 5/8×24 threads and comes out of the box as a 9in. suppressor holding eight baffles.

If you’re hunting in tighter areas, like up against a wind block on an open field,  you may want to put this suppressor’s modularity into action. It can easily break down and assemble into a 7in.configuration with six baffles. Either way, you’ll still get great sound suppression with minimal added length on your coyote rifle in either configuration.

The Banish 30 is made from a strong titanium alloy for unmatched durability at an extremely light weight. In the full configuration, it weighs 13 ounces; in the short configuration, it weighs just 10 ounces. You’ll be hard-pressed to even feel it on the average coyote hunting rifle.

Cleaning the Banish 30 is easy as it comes apart from both ends and is ready to be tossed in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or cleaned manually. Reassembly is a breeze, too, due to the baffles being keyed and indexed for exact alignment.

Advantages:

  • Modular design to fit specific needs
  • User-serviceable for easy cleaning
  • Titanium offers great strength with minimal weight

Disadvantages:

  • You’ll want to buy another one

BANISH 30 SPECS:

  • Weight: 10 -13 oz.
  • Length: 7-9 in.
  • Materials: Titanium
  • MSRP: $999

What our customers say:

“My BANISH 30 suppressor gave me the opportunity to take two Nebraska coyotes! Without it, I probably would’ve only been able to take one! It helped with every part of the shot and the follow-up shot on the second ‘yote. It is such a versatile can, too. “
– Bill Faulk, Omaha, NE

.223 Pick – BANISH 223

The AR15 has quickly become one of the most popular coyote hunting rifles on the market, and the BANISH 223 suppressor is optimized to run on that platform as well as on traditional bolt-action hunting and target rifles. It can handle any cartridge from .224 down to .17 HMR.

The BANISH 223 is a direct-thread silencer that mounts on conventional 1/2×28 threads, meaning that there’s no extra expense of buying different kinds of mounts. Made of lightweight titanium, this 7in. suppressor weighs a mere 11.4 ounces but is incredibly durable because of the build material.

Like all suppressors in the BANISH lineup, the BANISH 223 is easily disassembled for cleaning and maintenance. Use a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or a nylon brush; the method of cleaning is up to you. The seven baffles are designed to easily stack and index in any order, making reassembly a breeze. All of this adds up to mean that you’ll spend less time cleaning and more time shooting. This is a perfect can for your hunting AR-15. The coyotes won’t hear you coming.

Advantages:

  • Titanium is both lightweight and incredibly durable
  • Easy to take apart, clean, and reassemble
  • Low amount of blowback on a semi-auto rifle

Drawbacks:

  • At 7 inches in length, it’s the long for some rifles

BANISH 223 Specs:

  • Caliber: 5.56 / .223
  • Weight: 11.4 oz.
  • Diameter: 1.5 in.
  • Length: 7 in.
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Titanium
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Price: $849

What our customers say:

“The BANISH line of suppressors have become a part me and my coyote hunting equipment. I now take 20-30% more coyotes since switching to shooting suppressed. My only problem is I don’t have more. I literally try and have a suppressor on pending status at all times.”
– Rylan Scholtes, Chicago, IL

Premium Pick – BANISH 30 Gold

If you’re going to go all out and spend the big bucks, you might as well splurge on the BANISH 30 GOLD. It can be used on just about any firearm up to .300 mag, and is a great suppressor for your coyote rifle that can also fit your deer rifle, too.

Made of lightweight titanium, the BANISH 30 GOLD has 11 baffles in a tube that’s just barely over eight inches in length and weighs just 13 ounces. This means you’re getting a suppressor that is as light, short, and quiet as possible, and will make your range day with any rifle one of the most pleasant you’ve ever had.

This QD suppressor is rated for full-auto fire and can be completely taken apart by the user for cleaning. Yeah, we know you’re not supposed to have to take a rifle suppressor apart for cleaning, but it’s nice to know that you have the option to really get in there and get it super clean if you want to.

To round out the BANISH 30 GOLD, it also comes standard with accessories that normally cost extra from other companies. Along with the suppressor, you’ll get two muzzle brakes – 1/2×28 and 5/8×24, a suppressor cover, BANISH suppressor pouch in black, BANISH baffle removal tool, a Silencer Central t-shirt, and a Silencer Central vinyl sticker. This makes for a perfect, premium suppressor for your hunting rifles, so you can use it for your elk season, deer season and, of course, coyote season, too.

Advantages:

  • Full-auto rated
  • User-serviceable
  • Comes with a premium accessory package valued at more than $500

Disadvantages:

  • It’s pricey (but worth it)

BANISH 30-GOLD Specs:

  • Caliber: 7.62/.308
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Length: 8.2 in.
  • Price: $1,699

What our customers say:

“I had a few few good days on the hunt for some predators. Using my Silencer Central Banish 30 Gold and Springfield Waypoint in 6mm Creedmoor, I was able to dispatch of some coyotes looking to fill their bellies for the day.”
– Taylor Berg, Kansas City, MO

Close-Up Pick – SILENCERCO SALVO Shotgun Suppressor

Wait? A shotgun suppressor? For coyotes? Yep! Many coyote hunters have a shotgun handy for those times when a yote sneaks in and comes in at too-close of a range for the rifle. You’re expecting the coyote at 100-200 yards and all of a sudden, there it is at 25. A shotgun is a great option to have handy, especially if you have your rifle set in a swivel rest, like a tripod. Have a shotgun loaded up with some #4 buckshot and a SilencerCo Salvo to save the hunt and your ears, especially if you’re buddy is in close doing the calling.

The Salvo 12 is designed to work with just about any kind of shotguns and ammunition. This includes pump actions, semi autos, and inertia driven models. The Salvo 12 is modular , which lets the shooter add or remove sections to balance the sound suppression, weight, and length. The length and weight are a critical part of balancing a shotgun. The Salvo has choke mounts available in improved cylinder, modified, improved modified, and full, so you can set it up o match the ammo and situation. A common combination is Improved modified with #4 buckshot, but you can set your’s up however works best for you.

Advantages:

  • Works with almost any shotgun
  • Modular to adjust for balance
  • Has available choke mounts for fine-tuning your spread.

Disadvantages:

  • Adds to the length of your shotgun
  • Pricey (but worth it)

SilencerCo Salvo Specs:

  • Gauge: 12 gauge
  • Weight: 19.6-34.4 oz.
  • Length: 6.73-12.52 in.
  • Price: $1,169

Media review:

“I used the Salvo 12 yesterday on a Benelli 12-gauge several times, equipped with the largest of the Salvo models, the 12-inch version, and discovered that it was actually fairly easy to point and shoot at moving targets with this rig. It took some practice, of course, as the weight on the end of the barrel does shift your balance point.”

Brian McCrombie, NRA’s American Hunter Magazine.

Lightest Coyote Hunting Suppressor – BANISH Backcountry

The two most important factors for picking a suppressor for a hunt are sound suppression and weight, and the .30 caliber BANISH Backcountry suppressor was built with those factors in mind, making it a perfect choice for a coyote suppressor for those who like to hike into remote areas.

The Backcountry is a fixed-length suppressor that measures 5.5” in length (5.7” with QD mount) and weighs just 7.8 ounces. That’s a full 1.3” shorter and 2.2 ounces lighter than the BANISH 30 in its short configuration. That may not sound like much, but it makes a world of difference for backcountry adventurers who carefully pack their gear with size and weight in mind.

Rated for calibers up to the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum (RUM), the BANISH Backcountry utilizes six baffles that drop the decibel level down to 135 dB for .308 Winchester, 137 dB for .300 Win Mag, and 138 dB for .300 RUM at the ear – all of which fall below the hearing-safe threshold. What this all means is that this is a suppressor you can use for a wide range of firearms, and if weight is a concern, this is the route to go. It is perfect for those hunters who pack in a long distance to chase ‘yotes, especially in the Plains states.

Utilizing a 1.375×24 Universal Mount, the BANISH Backcountry is a direct-thread suppressor designed to eliminate any extra weight associated with a muzzle device method of attachment, but it is also available with an optional muzzle brake attachment.

Advantages:

  • Quick-detach and direct thread options available
  • User-serviceable
  • Lightweight titanium construction

Disadvantages:

  • It may be out of the budget for some people

BANISH Backcountry Specs:

  • Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
  • Weight: 7.8 oz.
  • Length: 5.5 in.
  • Price: $1,099

What our customers say:

Banish Backcountry Coyote Hunting“I was able to take my BANISH Backcountry coyote hunting for the first time. How the coyotes reacted to a suppressed shot compared to a non-suppressed shot is truly baffling. We were able to harvest multiple pairs of dogs, and I will never hunt without my suppressor again. The coyotes simply didn’t react the same way that they would have prior to shooting suppressed. My Banish Backcountry has proven itself for all types of hunting. Thanks Silencer Central for making a fantastic product and for changing the game in predator control.”

– Barrett  Rambie, Arlington, TX

Why Use a Suppressor for Coyote Hunting?

Why use a suppressor for coyote hunting? Why wouldn’t you, is a better question. A silencer helps with sound reduction in more ways than one. It also helps with your accuracy, plus you’ll find it helps you keep track of everything around you when you fire. Why, indeed!

 

Sound Reduction Performance

Taylor Berg

We all know, or should know, that a suppressor on your firearm lowers the sound output from the shot to levels that won’t negatively impact your unprotected hearing. On average, a suppressor will provide a 25-35 decibel reduction, which is around the same amount as a pair of ear muffs.

What does that do for you as a coyote hunter? More than you’d think. For one, it helps protect your hearing, which is obvious, but when you’re in thick cover it helps much more. Let’s say you set up in a thick brush line on the edge of a field calling ‘yotes out. That cover can act like a wall, reflecting the sound of your shot back to you. With a suppressor, this is mitigated to a large extent. The sound reflection issue is at its worst if you’re set up in rocky terrain.

Recoil Mitigation and Muzzle Control

One of the hidden advantages to using a suppressor is that is helps to reduce the felt recoil from the shot. Not that most coyote rifles have a serious recoil issue, but it helps reduce it, and that can be a major plus if you are introducing a new hunter.

The reduction in recoil also affects your muzzle control, giving you a split second extra to get back on target for a follow-up shot if needed. This is really true for semi-automatic rifles, like an AR-15. We’ve mentioned ARs a lot in this story, but they are quite popular for coyote hunting. If you want to get a little more information on AR-15 suppressors, read our buyer’s guide for the Best AR-15 Suppressors.

Situational Awareness

Rylan Scholtes

Another reason to consider a suppressor for coyote hunting is that the suppressed gunshot sound is is altered enough that it makes the source of the shot more difficult for the coyote to zero in on. This is good for a couple of reasons. For one, if you miss on the first shot, using a suppressor can help give you a moment to get off the follow-up shot. Now, we can’t help it if your buddies see you miss. You’re on your own there.

The other thing it helps with is if you have more than one coyote come to the call. That moment that you get for a follow up shot might just also work on a secondary target. If you miss that one, you can always say you had to rush the shot. Sure – that’s believable.

This is part of your situational awareness. That is, your actions and attention are working to keep track of you and what you are doing, and how that affects the area around you. An example, and this is taking situational awareness from level 5 up to say… Level 105, is how Sitka deer hunters on Kodiak Island in Alaska have come to expect (or at least they should) that the bears the area is famous for have come to take the sound of a gunshot as a dinner bell for an easy meal. A suppressor goes to great lengths to mitigate that situation. Coyotes are not on the same level as Kodiak Brown Bears, but they are a predator, and are found in areas where other predators exist, so any opportunity you can get to hunt in stealth mode should be used.

What Types of Suppressors Work Best for Coyote Hunting?

Not to hammer too much on the point, but a hunter’s coyote firearm is a personal choice. Most will go with what fits them best, and the type of hunting they do. Modular suppressors and ones that fit multiple firearms and calibers are a great choice as it lets a coyote hunter truly dial in his or her setup. One hunter might favor an AR-15 with a longer bull barrel chambered in .223 Wylde, while another might opt for a bolt-action rifle chambered for .22-.250. The beauty is, they can basically use the exact same suppressor with the appropriate mount. You could even use a suppressor that is designed for a tactical-type situation initially, like the amazing BANISH Speed K Ti. In fact, it would be a great choice for hunting in thick cover, as the short nature of the silencer gives you better range of movement. There is no wrong answer here. If it works for you – it works. Period.

Real Hunters – Suppressor stories from the field

Brian Sheets is an avid hunter in Northern Michigan. He picked up a BANISH 30 suppressor for his deer hunting rifle, and has found he uses it for coyote hunting on his .243.

“I originally got a silencer because I was worried about my hearing,” Sheets said. “I retired a couple years ago and found that I pay a lot closer attention to that sort of thing. I was mostly using it on my .308 deer rifle, but thought I ought to try it on my coyote gun.”

“About half the time, I am set up in a thick stand of red pine on a ridge overlooking a bowl that has a swampy area to the southwest, and some mixed hardwoods to the east. Having my rifle suppressed in that kind of thick cover really saves my hearing when the coyotes come in. We set out a motion decoy and an e-caller and more than once I’ve had coyotes come in at the same time from different directions. I can take the first shot and they have no idea where it came from or what is going on. It’s a riot! My brother hunts with me a lot and he’s planning on ordering him(self) a silencer soon.”

In Conclusion

As famed hunting communicator Brandon Butler said recently, there is just no reason not to use a suppressor on your hunting firearm. If you’ve read to this point in the article, you know all of the benefits to using a suppressor for coyote hunting. And if you don’t like the suppressors included in this list, don’t worry – Silencer Central carries many more, including ones from the top suppressor manufacturers across the globe.

By this point, it should be pretty clear that Silencer Central is the easiest way to get your new suppressor. In business for almost 20 years, we’re the only dealer that’s licensed to sell in all 42 states where suppressors are legal. Our purchasing process is the easiest in the industry, and we’re ready to help you take the first step towards investing in the perfect coyote hunting suppressor.

Because suppressors are NFA items, it can take longer to get them that it would a regular firearm or any other kind of firearm accessory, but that time is shrinking everyday it seems.  Once your silencer has been approved, Silencer Central will ship your new suppressor directly to your door, saving you any more unnecessary steps. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Learn more about the direct shipping service.

Contact Silencer Central today and let’s get your paperwork started!