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Old 04-06-2009, 01:54 PM
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Sub Sonic ammo Pro's and con's

I was just wondering how many people were using the sub sonic 22 rim fire ammo
and which did you like the best for small game .

I have both the 40gr and the 60gr and the 40gr is a little light in energy (64 ft/lbs )
as compared to the 60gr with 120 ft/lbs.

The regular 40gr 22LR ammo has close to 200 ft/lbs of energy but as you know also
makes a distinctive crack when fired.

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:09 PM
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Re: Sub Sonic ammo Pro's and con's

What gun and barrel twist?

Most people have trouble with the 60 grain slugs not stabilizing in a stock 22 LR barrel.
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What gun and barrel twist?

Most people have trouble with the 60 grain slugs not stabilizing in a stock 22 LR barrel.
The rifle is a Browning T Bolt and I think the twist is 1 in 16.

I havent shot any in it and was just wondering ,

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Re: Sub Sonic ammo Pro's and con's

The 1-16 does great with the 40 grainers but most find that the 60 grainers flop all over the place out of the 1-16.

They make special 1-9 barrels, I think it is, for the big heavy stuff but then it's not usually the best with the 40 grain slugs but they will shoot in it, just not great.

Don't know if you ever spend any time there, but Rimfirecentral.com is a gold mine for 22 info and especially 10/22s although they discuss just about anything and all brands of 22 rifles and handguns.
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If you want to see how well your RF shoots; try Lapua Subsonic, it doesn’t get much better than them. Otherwise buy a brick of Rem subsonic and have fun, most will stay under the speed of sound’…, and there not to bad in the accuracy department for plinkers. Personally, I prefer subsonic RF ammo over supersonic. I do like the SSS 60gr for field shooting at varmints, but you really due have to have the 1-9 twist in RF’s to make it shot well.
Back to the Lapua’s; I shoot the Lapua’s in my Weatherby MK XXII, the combo of ammo and rifle is match quality coming from a field rifle, unbelievable! I also use them in my suppressed Ruger 7722… out to 150 yards the performance is stellar.
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If you want to see how well your RF shoots; try Lapua Subsonic, it doesn’t get much better than them. Otherwise buy a brick of Rem subsonic and have fun, most will stay under the speed of sound’…, and there not to bad in the accuracy department for plinkers. Personally, I prefer subsonic RF ammo over supersonic. I do like the SSS 60gr for field shooting at varmints, but you really due have to have the 1-9 twist in RF’s to make it shot well.
Back to the Lapua’s; I shoot the Lapua’s in my Weatherby MK XXII, the combo of ammo and rifle is match quality coming from a field rifle, unbelievable! I also use them in my suppressed Ruger 7722… out to 150 yards the performance is stellar.
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Great info All.

I have not tried the lapua rim fire but I will !!!

I have the Weatherby MK XXII and it will see this ammo as soon as I can locate it.

What lapua ammo do you use 436 ?

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Sorry for the lag time, I’ve be at the Camp Patriot, WCT Steel Challenge match… West Coast Tactical: Login put on by Carl Taylor aka; {Kocoa88} in Colville Wash. Quite the shoot. Anyway to answer your question; I use Lapua subsonic HP; I have used the solids, and to tell you the truth I can see any difference in accuracy or impact on small critters.
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