- Apr 19, 2007
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- Gulf Coast of South Texas
Jogeephus":1bv95rzu said:Brute 23":1bv95rzu said:My advice is to not get hung up on the subsonic rounds and all that 300 Blk out stuff. The reality is subsonic rounds are quiet because they are slow. Less knock down. A suppressor will also slow the bullet down. On top of an already slow round. When you shoot hogs they will run not matter how quiet you think you are... once they have been shot at. Get some thing with good knock down both short and med range.
I agree with everything except this statement. This depends on the construction of the suppressor. True, if you are using a suppressor with felt or rubber baffles that actually touch the bullet but a good quality suppressor will not do this. At most, it might change the harmonics of the barrel and by extending the barrel length its more apt to increase the velocity a tiny bit but it will not change the zero on a rifle to any noticeable extent.
Keep in mind the bullet is in front of the gases and its no different than putting a muzzle break on your rifle except you are capturing the gasses for a split second.
A moderated subsonic .308 is very effective to 200 yards but like you say, the load velocity is slower and the energy is reduced but its still packing some punch. With the reduced recoil, reduced sound, you are able to keep your target in your glass which makes for some enjoyable shooting and with the sounds being inverted from what you are used to makes things very interesting.
Your right. Any time I have actually seen people crono their bullets with a suppressor it was lower. There may be other factors in that.
Im a little pessimistic about a lot of these subsonic rounds and calibers. Its just not necessary. If you have the money and just want it... great... do it. I have my fair share of toys I wanted. You don't need a big budget to kill hogs. I killed lots of hogs with a Remington 700 .243 ($450), with a Leupold scope ($350), $20 spotlight, $20 Remington Core Lokts. I have around $5000 tied up in one gun for killing hogs right now and my numbers are only slightly higher... but it is fun.