Will 300 Blackout SUBSONIC kill a deer? Warning...graphic..

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Will 300 Blackout SUBSONIC kill a deer? Warning...graphic..

Post by John Titsworth » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Will a 300 Blackout subsonic kill a deer? Of course it will. This deer was shot at a range of 75 yards with a Remington Factory 220 Grain Subsonic Sierra Matchking hollow point. The upper is a AAC 9" barreled coupled with the AAC 7.62SDN-6. This was a standard lung shot, nothing fancy. The bullet impact into the deer was louder than the suppressed gunshot, I could clearly hear the impact and the bullet exiting and whizzing into a tree on the far side of the deer. It went about 40 yards and piled up. Note the blood around where the deer fell. The deer stood in that spot for about 10 seconds.

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This is the side the round exited, which appeared to indicate the bullet exited sideways from the animal.

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This is the exit wound from the inside; note the oblong shape
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This is the entrance wound
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This is the entrance side of the lungshot

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This is the exit side of the lungshot; note the black areas, as the bullet was undoubtably sideways at this point and creating a nice wound channel...

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I have read a lot of posts over the years about the ability of a subsonic round to kill a deer. I have been hunting since I was a small child, and I have killed lots of animals with subsonic ammunition before, but thought I would share this with the world so put the myth to rest. As with all hunting...shot placement is key.

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Post by renegade6 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Nice buck and awesome job chronically your kill. Great info thanks!

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Re: Will 300 Blackout SUBSONIC kill a deer? Warning...graph

Post by snowball » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:19 pm

AWESOME !!!! THAT ANSWERS ALOT OF QUESTIONS FOR ME , THXS 300 BLKOUT HERE I COME

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Post by 300Blk » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:27 pm

I assembled a new gun today and wanted to try it, and I was stuck far from home and away from the range but in an isolated area - so I fired three shots into the ground. Went inside, and clearly no one heard it even though they were maybe 50 feet away.

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Post by John Titsworth » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:42 pm

An isolated area with people only 50 feet away...you need to come to Arkansas... :D

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Post by fasttwist » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:11 pm

220 SMK, sometimes it works, sometimes your kill runs for a farm and a half then it works.
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Post by 300Blk » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:23 pm

The people 50 feet away were with me.

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Post by 700PSS » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Nice work. Congrats! Thanks for sharing and detailing so well.
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Post by chainring » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:16 pm

Nice. Thanks for the documentation.

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Re: Will 300 Blackout SUBSONIC kill a deer? Warning...graph

Post by BLACKDOG » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:03 pm

Thanks for the great post mortum photos, good job ! Just got my Blk up and running , it shoots great....Missed hunting season here this year, but next year...............BTW, very nice Buck !!!!

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