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Subsonic Performance
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Anchored another turkey this weekend with the 195 MKZ subsonic. The sound of the wallop when the bullet hits is pretty impressive.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

I'm finding this to be fascinating but ultimately fruitless in my case.

Keep it coming matey.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Tell me that bullet performed like a full metal jacket with no expansion...
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Deer Sniper, all indications were there was full expansion on impact as the bullet in the top left of the picture below. That is 1.25+ inch expansion. The entrance wound on the turkey is a nickel to a quarter coin in size. I try to shoot them head-on with their next extended up. I place the bullet in the upper half of the chest so the bullet impacts the backbone which anchors them pretty good.



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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Wow - That is very impressive!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

I downed another boar last night. It was an 80 yard shot and passed through (entrance side shown). The boar ran 30 yards, did a flip, and was DRT. I expect the same positive performance with deer.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Excellent job slimjim!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

Great job Slim...those projectiles are pretty decisive mate. Looking forward to seeing the results on deer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

hopefully they will export them downunder soon then the rest of us can have a go with them.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

hmmmm I will dig out photo and post it soon....it looks like your cavitybacks are doing similar things to the lehighs..... lets hope the price is less
have you seen any of the nosler subsonic projectiles yet???? nothing hit this side of ditch yet
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

hojoos, I'm not aware that Nosler sells a subsonic projectile for reloaders. Do you have a link? Hornady has a 190gr .308 Sub-X.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Subsonic Performance Reply with quote

there have been rumours they are about...the lehighs seem to be the best by far...but you cast go past soft cast for balance between cost and preformance...if they have a big hollow point they expand reliably at subsonic speeds.
think giant .22lr

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