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Thread: 300 BLK Subsonic hunting performance (factory loads)

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    300 BLK Subsonic hunting performance (factory loads)

    Can anyone share some hunting performance with 300 BLK subsonic loads?
    I donít reload so would be factory loads - hornady 190 sub x or gorrilla etc
    How was the expansion and effectiveness ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by faregame View Post
    Can anyone share some hunting performance with 300 BLK subsonic loads?
    I don’t reload so would be factory loads - hornady 190 sub x or gorrilla etc
    How was the expansion and effectiveness ?
    Hornady SubX are the business! Grab a box and get into it, you won't regret it! There very accurate, cycle in semi's with no issues at all. If your using them together with a suppressor its amazing how animals have no idea whats going on, especially so with mobs. If im having a bomb up i have to stop shooting and letting animals take off as i won't be able to carry it all out. I've yet to have an animal walk away after being hit with a SubX, they leave very impressive wound cavities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin View Post
    Hornady SubX are the business! Grab a box and get into it, you won't regret it! There very accurate, cycle in semi's with no issues at all. If your using them together with a suppressor its amazing how animals have no idea whats going on, especially so with mobs. If im having a bomb up i have to stop shooting and letting animals take off as i won't be able to carry it all out. I've yet to have an animal walk away after being hit with a SubX, they leave very impressive wound cavities.
    Good to hear. I'll grab a box and give them a crack. Hope they release the projectile on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    Hi @faregame

    Iíve had my Blackout for two weeks. Weíve shot two deer, one goat and two hares with it. We used 190g subx for the big/medium game.

    First deer was around 70 yards and ran in a 10 yarss circle before dropping on the ground. It was shot straight through the chest, front on. It was gasping when I walked over to it so I gave it one in the head. It probably would had died, it had heart/lung damage.

    Second deer was 70 yards away and was shot side on high and quite far forward, almost in the neck. It dropped on the spot and was laying on the ground gaspinging when we walked up to it. We cut its throat and broke its neck, it may have died if we didnít.

    The goat was 150 yards away, using a VX2 LR reticle I knew it was dead on between the post and second dot. I hit it exact in the crease smashing its far shoulder, it was standing side on feeding. It ran 10 yards and we later could see blood pouring from a hole, on the far side, when it bleated on video. It ran another 10 yards and I dropped it with another side on shot at 150 yards. It would have bleed to death if left, I donít think it would be a good idea to share the video.

    My observations so far. Iím going to shoot a heap more big/medium game with it before I say to much more about the projectile.

    With my Remington Tactical (or is it taticool) with a VX2 3-7 LR, I think 200 yards will be the maximum, Iíve proved that on steel. A VX5 With a CDS would be a perfect scope for this rifle and projectile at subsonic speeds in my opinion.

    Watch this space. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    Hi @faregame

    I’ve had my Blackout for two weeks. We’ve shot two deer, one goat and two hares with it. We used 190g subx for the big/medium game.

    First deer was around 70 yards and ran in a 10 yarss circle before dropping on the ground. It was shot straight through the chest, front on. It was gasping when I walked over to it so I gave it one in the head. It probably would had died, it had heart/lung damage.

    Second deer was 70 yards away and was shot side on high and quite far forward, almost in the neck. It dropped on the spot and was laying on the ground gaspinging when we walked up to it. We cut its throat and broke its neck, it may have died if we didn’t.

    The goat was 150 yards away, using a VX2 LR reticle I knew it was dead on between the post and second dot. I hit it exact in the crease smashing its far shoulder, it was standing side on feeding. It ran 10 yards and we later could see blood pouring from a hole, on the far side, when it bleated on video. It ran another 10 yards and I dropped it with another side on shot at 150 yards. It would have bleed to death if left, I don’t think it would be a good idea to share the video.

    My observations so far. I’m going to shoot a heap more big/medium game with it before I say to much more about the projectile.

    With my Remington Tactical (or is it taticool) with a VX2 3-7 LR, I think 200 yards will be the maximum, I’ve proved that on steel. A VX5 With a CDS would be a perfect scope for this rifle and projectile at subsonic speeds in my opinion.

    Watch this space. :-)
    It’s good to see you guys getting into the deer with the blackout.
    Yeah I’ve had the odd non instant kill with the Lehigh Defence 194gr ME handloads on deer, same deal fatal body shot instant collapse on the ground blood out the mouth gasping for air and finishing it off with a 208gr A-max to the skull. Not much different to bow hunting.

    We’re pretty limited to the factory 300BLK subsonic ammo in NZ compared the the USA, anybody recovered a factory subsonic from a deer yet.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Good to hear. I'll grab a box and give them a crack. Hope they release the projectile on its own.
    Yep, its coming either at the end of this year or early next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka View Post
    Itís good to see you guys getting into the deer with the blackout.
    Yeah Iíve had the odd non instant kill with the Lehigh Defence 194gr ME handloads on deer, same deal fatal body shot instant collapse on the ground blood out the mouth gasping for air and finishing it off with a 208gr A-max to the skull. Not much different to bow hunting.

    Weíre pretty limited to the factory 300BLK subsonic ammo in NZ compared the the USA, anybody recovered a factory subsonic from a deer yet.?
    I have no regrets what so ever switching to the 300BLK! Is an awesome round and super versatile with free switching between supers and subs, its now my main gun for all the hunting i do. I just switch rounds when required depending on how much range i need, but whenever possible i try to use the SubX as they're so effective and you can keep hunting as you don't disturb the whole valley spooking everything.

    The SubX is awesome for pig hunting too as there easy on the dogs ears and they flatten pigs at the bail.

    Not recovered a projectile as yet, also keen to see what the end product looks like. I tried to yesterday but it was heaving with rain, with intermittant snow and hail so couldn't be bothered fishing around too long for one

    As craigc mentioned above, i had a few gusher wounds yesterday. Very impressed to say the least! Another animal had lung material blown out the side along with the "rest", ran all of 30m.
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    One of my customers used them but ran into issues with his short barreled AR, they were leaving a fair amount of grit/unburnt powder/filler in the action, so he won't use them.

    His mates one didn't seem to have an issue with its longer 16" barrel.

    He was happy with terminal performance, better than the Gorilla ammo he tried & won't use again.

    He is trailing the new Nosler 220 BT sub projectile with promising results so far.
    It will be great if/when Hornady finally release the 190 sub projectile

 

 

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