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Thread: Recommendations for subsonic .270 ammo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    Never. Ever. Not once...Have I suggested trying to kill a thing by shooting it in or through the arm (shoulder).
    Whaddaya mean "probably"??
    Why so hostile? Because that is the sort of guy he is-anchor it. I wasn't there and it is a long time ago, so I am deferring to an old memory. He was genuinely surprised with the shot he did, why it wasn't where it should be.
    He is not the only experienced guy I know that take the front legs out if he has to.
    I have no doubt he would do precise shots on occasion especially if he was selling it back when you could. Plus the fact he got a piece of bone out of it would suggest major bone hit by projectile.

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    you are only able to get the subx range in NZ at the moment 300blk, 3030, 308, 450BM

    30cal is my favorite size for subs, bigger is better but louder

    Ill make some 243 subs up at some stage for the same reason, I get farken bored carrying a rifle all day and not bieng able to shoot hares, possoms, rabbits and subs work just fine if you put them into the skull cavity filled with the brainy part in anything

    if you can convince someone to hand load for you a lead cast hollow point with trailboss you will get the effectiveness of a subsonic 22lr

    Im a huge fan of subs and have gotten really good at killing things with it, BUT think of your bullet like a knitting needle and if you poke it where you are aiming will it die?
    i self set a max range of about 35m

    I go for the brain box and make scrambled eggs from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Why so hostile? Because that is the sort of guy he is-anchor it. I wasn't there and it is a long time ago, so I am deferring to an old memory. He was genuinely surprised with the shot he did, why it wasn't where it should be.
    He is not the only experienced guy I know that take the front legs out if he has to.
    I have no doubt he would do precise shots on occasion especially if he was selling it back when you could. Plus the fact he got a piece of bone out of it would suggest major bone hit by projectile.
    It was not intended to be hostile so sorry if it came across that way.

    The way I first read it I was surprised at "probably a shoulder shot" thinking "surely you must know where you were aiming"!
    (and by extrapolation, where you hit)
    - Probably taking the piss
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    think of your bullet like a knitting needle
    I like this.^^

    Further to everything else said, I don't like the traditional/advocated "broadside" shots and prefer a quartering (toward, away) if going for the boiler room.
    - Probably taking the piss
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    Not the texas heart shot???

    Know a guy who used that on a wallaby. Straight up the target dot, a grouping of one. Still known as "tex".

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    yeah my dad shot a deer up the date and had zero meat damage and pulverised internals. what a fucking mess that would be to clean tho, I hate popping the poo bag let alone exploding it at 3200fps

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    It was not intended to be hostile so sorry if it came across that way.

    The way I first read it I was surprised at "probably a shoulder shot" thinking "surely you must know where you were aiming"!
    (and by extrapolation, where you hit)
    As posted-wasn't me.
    And to be fair back then and probably a little now I would still on occasion-depending on calibre-take out the front legs with a highish shoulder shot with the intent to take out vitals in-between. very dependant on time allowed, animal in question, size etc. though

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    A 300 blackout would be the best to get if that’s what you want. Has the correct twist rate for that speed and can buy factory 200gr subsonic ammo. Small light rifle 10-12” barrel. 30 cal projectile out to about 80-100m. The ruger American is a good cheap rifle for that.

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    There is a load in the ADI manual using a 130gr HDY SP and Trailboss powder. 14.0gr for 1,318fps and 19.7gr for 1.537fps. Not subsonic but won't be much louder than a 22.
    Other trail boss load for various cartridges can be found here
    BC doesn't matter, until you need to dial

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    Hodgon does have some loads going about 1300fps,think they used trailboss.... not quite subsonic but would be much quiter with a supressor

 

 

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