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    Eley subsonic bullet performance

    Just thought I would post the findings of an eley subsonic hollow point 40gn bullet that I happened to pull out of a rabbit last night. Never had one stop in the carcass before so thought I would take some photos and weigh the head too on the off chance anyone is interested!

    The bullet retrieved had expanded perfectly, mushrooming nicely with 100% weight retention...if only all bullets were as good! Needless to say rabbit died perfectly too!

    Photos to be added shortly...
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    Last edited by Oly; 11-01-2012 at 19:04.

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    Well done that rabbit!!

    I have never seen one stop either even with shots lengthways

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    It's all this good grass - we grow 'em big!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    Well done that rabbit!!

    I have never seen one stop either even with shots lengthways
    I have twice recovered the sections from the CCI Segmented subsonics, but didn't think to weigh them.

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    nice one,i dont expect it would of been quite the same if you hit bone,i bet there was still a serious amount of bruising under the skin,them eley subs shoot demon in my cz 452,my fav caliber

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    i bet there was still a serious amount of bruising under the skin
    It wasn't any more than usual actually.

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    Yep certainly does the job. I wonder how many rounds of 22sub are used in the uk each year. Anyone any idea?

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    well done oly very interesting.

    oh6 how do you find the segmented cci work. do they ricochet much

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    thats one hard rabbit!
    I shot a fox in the head and recovered the bullet just under the surface of the mud and it hadnt mushroomed as much as that


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    with the poor standards of Eley 22rf nowadays, you were lucky to hit the rabbit.

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