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Thread: Recommendations for subsonic .270 ammo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Absolutely can be done. Where have you got lined up to poach?
    No poach, just impressed at seeing someone take several deer minutes apart using subsonic (cal not known). Would be nice to be able to not spook any others nearby as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Anything is possible, but as said it's going to be a bit of a pain in the bum to get it to work right and reliably in such a case (it's a fairly hot performer and you're on the high side of case capacity for the bore size).
    Thanks Mauser308, yup 270 big case/small bore is great for speed but not so for subsonic then, appreciate you sharing your knowledge thanks!

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    if the noise thing is the biggest issue...TRY some lesser loads,something with less powder will be quieter...a case full of trail boss will go bang but not boom.even diferent factory loading sound different....for what its worth Ive used poohseventy for 30something years,since suppressing it the heavier loads get the tick. as for the shot disturbing other animals...how many deer can you carry out???? for me its shoot one and hunt is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nakikiwi View Post
    Thanks Micky Duck, at least it would be a quiet 7.62x39
    Speaking of the red monster under the bed ... the 7.62x39 Soviet is ideal for heavy subsonic boolits, get some .303 cast boolits from shooternz on TM. The 150 grainers are popular but he also has 210 grainers.
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    Just be careful that the bullets you use will open up at the lower speeds. Many years back when I started meat hunting me mate loaded some rounds for his 270 but cut back on the powder a bit, back then no chrono so we had no idea the speed but it would have been a fair bit slower than normal rounds. He lost three deer in a row with good hits I think the bullets were not opening properly causing the animals to get away. Nowadays there are plenty of more fragile bullets some it shouldn't be to much of a problem.

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    A mate of mine did up subs in a .280 using trail boss, so can be done. He found that he could not get projectiles to open up on goats/deer and gave up on the the project. He just uses them now for dealing with camp possums. That was a decade or so ago, so may be a better selection of projectiles...although I can't imagine that .270 cal is well supported in this regard.

    I like @Micky Ducks idea, try a frangible varmit style bullet at low (but still supersonic) speed with Trail boss, I reckon you could get great results and still be a lot quieter than standard ammo.
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    Just buy a 300blk ruger

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    Dama dama...that gives me idea...the hornady 110grn hpfb are absolutely volitile at std speeds....they MIGHT be ok at lower speed and not blow to bits so he could have some penertration along with expansion...the 150 speers have reputation for being very soft and ok down to 1800fps was why I suggested them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    Dama dama...that gives me idea...the hornady 110grn hpfb are absolutely volitile at std speeds....they MIGHT be ok at lower speed and not blow to bits so he could have some penertration along with expansion...the 150 speers have reputation for being very soft and ok down to 1800fps was why I suggested them...
    Yes that is the type of thing I mean. At those low speeds, say 1500-2000 fps, a varmint bullet would likely hold together and mushroom ok(ish). Could be worth a try but do some research first.

    Edit: This is all theory on my behalf, no doubt others on here will be better able to make more informed comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dama dama View Post
    .

    Edit: This is all theory on my behalf, no doubt others on here will be better able to make more informed comments.
    Am I the only one on the forum who has never had an animal not-die from being shot??

    If you put a screwdriver in the right place it's lights out. Firearms are a luxury.
    Perhaps, like driving licenses, FALs need to be issued on a "learners, restricted, full" basis. If you can't kill a think with a knife, then bow and arrow, you can't step up to the full noise.
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    TRUE...but.....if a person is asking about buying subsonic poohseventy loads,they probably havent had the experience to gain the expertise to place the said projectile with screwdriver type precision.....
    some of us have suggested a graduated licence system before and got lynched for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Am I the only one on the forum who has never had an animal not-die from being shot??

    If you put a screwdriver in the right place it's lights out. Firearms are a luxury.
    Perhaps, like driving licenses, FALs need to be issued on a "learners, restricted, full" basis. If you can't kill a think with a knife, then bow and arrow, you can't step up to the full noise.
    Weeellllll....difference between dying where you want and getting away to die somewhere else
    An old acquaintance I used to play footy with and a way better hunter (and shot) than I will ever be (doing guiding now for a crust) was telling us the day after how he smacked a deer with the 308 in heavy bush. Probably shoulder shot. Even found bits of bone on the ground. Right on dark. He had gone back with a mate and his dog to try and find it in the dark with a spotlight before it started to rain and wash all hope away. Expressed frustration of looking at the beech leaves thinking it was a drop of blood but they had that red spot on them as well.
    Didn't get the deer. Wasn't happy for a whole lot of reasons.

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    Not sure what you are driving at here @mimms2

    I was specifically discussing shooting large animals with reduced loads and varmint bullets - I've never actually done it. BUT there seems to be plenty of examples of varmint bullets blowing up on the shoulder when pushed at full noise. Put those two things together and I'd love others to comment on whether my theory of low speed varmint bullets will work humanly and consistently. Its theory to me as all my recreational hunting has been with standard loadings using standard cup & core hunting bullets and at very much standard speeds - which work well, but not what the original poster was interested in.

    Also, you've made stop and think; I've killed lots of animals in a rather surprising variety of methods....
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    Dama dama the 130grn speer HP in .308 are a classic...VERY fragile in the big case...poke them out of a 7.62x39mm and they are awesome,the nosler ballistic tips work well at slower speed too,so NO you not being at all silly with the idea.
    Ive killed possums with a wooden sword,untill it broke.....oh also stabbed one in ceiling with my deer antlers one day too LOL. have probably killed possums with more varied methods than any other,stabbed/shot/squashed/drowned/shot some more/hit with axe/exploded with large calibre/shredded with .12ga and magnum goose loads/donged with various items....had one hanging onto my finger through welders glove with its teeth one day...wanted my mate to cut the hua off with chainsaw...man it hurt like a son of a bitch....teach me to take it off dogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Weeellllll....difference between dying where you want and getting away to die somewhere else
    An old acquaintance I used to play footy with and a way better hunter (and shot) than I will ever be (doing guiding now for a crust) was telling us the day after how he smacked a deer with the 308 in heavy bush. Probably shoulder shot. Even found bits of bone on the ground. Right on dark. He had gone back with a mate and his dog to try and find it in the dark with a spotlight before it started to rain and wash all hope away. Expressed frustration of looking at the beech leaves thinking it was a drop of blood but they had that red spot on them as well.
    Didn't get the deer. Wasn't happy for a whole lot of reasons.
    Never. Ever. Not once...Have I suggested trying to kill a thing by shooting it in or through the arm (shoulder).
    Whaddaya mean "probably"??
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