Silencer Central BANISH Backcountry Suppressor

I’m a big fan of BANISH Suppressors. We’ve featured the BANISH 30 and BANISH 46—this time, we’re looking at the lightweight BANISH Backcountry


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About the BANISH Backcountry

This compact and lightweight suppressor is designed for hunters. It has an industry standard hub (1.375 x 24), 18 direct thread options, and as a 30 caliber suppressor, is incredibly versatile. 

From Silencer Central

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 

    • Ultralight, hunting suppressor
    • Industry standard hub
    • Only weighs 7.8oz

The two most important factors for picking a suppressor for a backcountry hunt are sound suppression and weight, and the .30 caliber Banish Backcountry suppressor was built with those factors in mind.

The entire Banish lineup prides itself on being quiet and lightweight, but the Backcountry recently reviewed on takes things to a different level. You get the same unmatched sound suppression and durable titanium construction as the flagship Banish 30 suppressor, but in a package that’s shorter and lighter than ever before.

The Backcountry is a fixed-length suppressor that measures 5.5” in length (5.7 with 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.

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.

When size, weight, and sound suppression are of the utmost concern, the Banish Backcountry suppressor allows you to pack in ounces, shoot at hearing-safe levels, and pack out pounds.

All silencers require the purchase of a $200 Federal Tax Stamp.


    • Length: 5.5”
    • Diameter: 1.6″
    • Weight: 7.8 oz
    • Material: Titanium
    • Thread Pitch: Various Direct Mounts
    • Brand: BANISH
    • Self-Service: No
    • Caliber: .300
    • Caliber Range: Up to 300 RUM
    • Color: Black
    • Finish: Cerakote
    • Sound Reduction: 30 DB
    • Mount Style: Direct Thread or Muzzle Brake
    • Full-Auto Rated: No
    • Lifetime Warranty


I used this suppressor on a variety of rifles, including my .308 Shorty with BAT Igniter action and Leupold 2-10x, my 7mm PRC full-custom Bergara build, and AK. 

“Shorty” is already a compact platform, so the BANISH Backcountry was a natural fit. It was still easily maneuverable. When I added the Backcountry to the 7mm PRC with 22” barrel, the rifle was much longer than Shorty, but the suppressor sufficiently reduced the recoil and sound.

I much prefer this to the SRS TiPro brake for hunting, simply because of sound suppression. I learned from Pieter Malan during our Africa hunt that suppressors can work to confuse game and allow for quick follow-up shots on a second animal.

Shooting my AK variant was really just for fun and because I hadn’t shot my Berry’s 7.62 x 39 subsonic load in a while. 

Recoil Rig

To quantify the BANISH Backcountry’s effect on recoil, I tested it on the recoil rig with my 6.5 Creedmoor build.

This rifle is centered around a BAT TR action in an MDT ACC chassis. We shot the rifle bare muzzle, with the BANISH Backcountry and with the APW Raptor Monster Brake

The Banish Backcountry reduced peak forces by 22.4%. The APW Raptor Monster took it down even further with about 40% peak force reduction. 


The BANISH Backcountry lived up to our expectations for a compact hunting suppressor. Guy Miner has been eager to hunt suppressed ever since I threaded the muzzle on his .30-06. He’ll be testing the BANISH Backcountry on it and the Bergara Ridge Carbon!

Get the Gear

Purchase the BANISH Backcountry directly from Silencer Central.

Silencer Central has pioneered the Silence Made Simple program. Once you pick out a silencer from Silencer Central, they handle the paperwork, set up a trust, and send the suppressor to your door at no extra cost. 

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