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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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Thanks for the response 436.

I have been hunting turkeys myself and had good luck (4 Turkeys in 4 days) and now I'm ready
to start testing the different sub sonic ammo.

Thanks again
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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.

Comments good or bad are welcome.

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Well I finally made it to the range today and shot the sub sonic ammo.

I found that the 60gr sss did not like the 1 in 16 twist (Just like you said ss7mm ).

It shot 1" to 1&1/4'' 5 shot groups at 100yrds but two of the five groups had a
key hole in them.

The wind was blowing 20 to 25 MPH so I did not get a chance to try them @ 200yrds.

The 40 gr sub sonic ammo worked well and stayed below 3/4 MOA.

I was suprised at the sound though (They were not much quieter than the regular
22 ammo).

I will have to try the lapua next.( this was the Aguila sss).

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Just a few questions;
When you say “they” were not much quieter, who’s ammo brands are you speaking of as a comparison for subsonic and supersonic sounds….? It sounds like both were Agiula. I’ve found in the past that Remington subsonic ammo well have about 15% or so, give or take, that will go supersonic in the box. And what suppresser are you using? Is it a dedicated .22 rimfire suppresser? If you talking about the Db’s {disables} being high on the first round, drop a teaspoon of water into the suppresser and stake it a little. That will lower the first round crack.
If your shooting 1” to 1 ¼ inches with SSS from a 1-16” twist barrel, your getting better accuracy then I can at 100 yards with SSS ammo.
Bottom line is if you have a quality suppresser, it should be very easy to hear the differences in subsonic and supersonic ammo going through the weapon.
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Just a few questions;
When you say “they” were not much quieter, who’s ammo brands are you speaking of as a comparison for subsonic and supersonic sounds….? It sounds like both were Agiula. I’ve found in the past that Remington subsonic ammo well have about 15% or so, give or take, that will go supersonic in the box. And what suppresser are you using? Is it a dedicated .22 rimfire suppresser? If you talking about the Db’s {disables} being high on the first round, drop a teaspoon of water into the suppresser and stake it a little. That will lower the first round crack.
If your shooting 1” to 1 ¼ inches with SSS from a 1-16” twist barrel, your getting better accuracy then I can at 100 yards with SSS ammo.
Bottom line is if you have a quality suppresser, it should be very easy to hear the differences in subsonic and supersonic ammo going through the weapon.
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No suppressor.

And it was all Agiula. Other brands are hard to find right now.

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Duh! for some reason I thought you were using a suppresser.... got you mixed up with another post while I was typing...... "step away from the beer!"
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