Originally Posted by Tankdude
Muzzle blast. Doesn't kick up the dust.
Also, the obvious: the silencer doesn't give away your position.
The party on the receiving end knows the direction, just by who was hit, accurately within 90 degrees relative to where they are. The report of the rifle comes after the shot, so they are able to pin down where the shot came with more precision from within the 90 degrees. The silencer keeps them looking. Also, the flash at night is HUGE for the 50. cal. No flash is a big +1.
Ár skal rísa, sá er annars vill
fé eða fjör hafa. Sjaldan liggjandi úlfur
lær um getur né sofandi maður sigur.