Hi there and welcome!SJP wrote:I'm new to the community, and to having a .300BLK. I've read most of the posts in this forum (but not all.) Am wondering which "fantastic sub-sonic expanding bullets" are available now. Been looking at the assortment on offer from the major suppliers but don't know what to believe. Thx!Rich Coyle wrote:Larry Kelly, who invented Magna-port, hunted all over the world with a hand gun. He discovered expanding bullets were definitely better killers than non-expanding bullets. There are some fantastic sub-sonic expanding bullets available now.
The Lehigh Defense bullets 174gr Controlled Fracture (CF) and 194gr Maximum Expansion (ME) are probably two of your best options.
I personally will look to use the 174gr CF if I ever get a chance to really sub hunt again.
I have killed 3 deer and lost 1 with the 194gr ME. The ME expands liek crazy so avoid mid shoulder shots as the shoulder blade will stop the bullet as it is already expanding too much to penetrate.
Others have used the 220gr Outlaw State Bullets option but I had horrible customer service/communication with them years ago when I was trying so I went with Lehigh who was the only other player in the expanding subsonic game at the time and Lehigh's service is outstanding.
There are a few other options out there but I think they suffer from poor availability, customer service, and maybe even accuracy issues.
Another option to consider is a power coated lead bullet like the following
203gr http://palmettoprojectiles.com/products ... rojectiles
220gr http://leatherheadbullets.com/30-cal-22 ... ut-100-ct/
215gr and 245gr http://missouribullet.com/results.php?p ... condary=36
Just to clarify these are bullets and not loaded ammo. If you want loaded ammo then Lehigh Defense is the only one I know that consistently has loaded sub ammo available but it is a pretty penny.
I hope this info helps