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sub sonic?

Post by kerrek » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:32 pm

If not running suppressed, is there any reason to run subs? Just built a 300 and looking to start getting ammo to try out in it.

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Re: sub sonic?

Post by John A. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:56 pm

In my humble opinion, not really.
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Post by bearcatrp » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:11 pm

Try some to see if it works for you. May be quieter than a full load but may not do what you want it to. Need a bullet that expands at slower speeds. What size barrel do you have?

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Re: sub sonic?

Post by plant.one » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:42 am

it would depend on your reason to want to run subs & you handload

if you're looking to handload and keep powder cost on the cheap - yes

however that in mind your only real option to offset cost would be using something like the dolomite special or one of the other cast/coated bullets from somewhere like missouri bullet company or leatherhead. you may be able to find a decent deal on jacketed blems or seconds, but those are relatively rare and require patience. there are several good cast/coated options listed under the reloading section if thats your preference.

if you're looking for a hunting bullet - since youre not suppressed - just use a quality supersonic bullet/load. hunting grade subsonic expanding bullets are expensive - most of them are around $1 per bullet as a reloading component.


if you dont handload - really, the only other reason i can think of that hasnt been mentioned is reduced recoil - not that the blackout has a bunch to begin with.
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Re: sub sonic?

Post by kerrek » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:15 am

Thanks Guys! I do handload and am getting components together to start. More interested in saving to be able to shoot more. I have a 16" carbine barrel. Just curious, how much quieter in real life are Subs vs Super unsuppressed? Any appreciable difference? I live in a rural area but do have neighbors and if even a bit quieter than Super, would run subs to help keep the peace so to speak.

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Re: sub sonic?

Post by GunFunZS » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:07 pm

This is as subjective as it gets, but I think the subs are very fun to plink with.

The recoil impulse out of a SBR or pistol is just pleasant. It isn't non existant, but the gun rolls lightly and ends up lined up on target such that it is not hard to find the rythm for doubles.

Also less noise is nice.

And some disadvantages are fun. The subs have more drop to them, so shooting at range takes more effort, and is therefore a little more satisfying.

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