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    243 win subsonic

    Evening All
    As a follow on from Bunnybooms subsonic thread I have been trying my 243 with Trailboss, I have got 100gr bullets running subsonic but they are tumbling all be it accuratly approx an 1" group but all shots hitting side on, has any one had similar experiences and or any data for said caliber using other bullet weights.

    Thanks
    Martin

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    be very surprised if you can get 100gr 6mm bullets to stabilise with a sub 1100 MV

    try 85 or 90's

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    They used to make a 100 grain 6mm round nose bullet . If you can get your hands on some of those it "might" do better . Twist is also a consideration .

    With the 308's I found the heavier and more blunt the bullet the better .

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    I have played with my 223 with much reduced loads approx 1250fps 12 grains of accurate 2015 powder bullets not tumbling but cant get good accuracy.

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    I have some home brew 68gr hollow points you can try. Give me a call mate. Kettles on!

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    data for blue dot and a range of .243






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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pt-sika View Post
    They used to make a 100 grain 6mm round nose bullet . If you can get your hands on some of those it "might" do better . Twist is also a consideration.
    As far as I know only Hornady now make the 6mm round nose bullet in 100gn. Speer ceased production some years ago.
    Not necessarily all, but most commercial .243Win rifles have a 1-10" twist in the barrel.

    I'd guess it's a bit risky trying make the .243Win bullet go subsonic, (something it was never intended to do) low pressure on firing can cause some element of risk of damage and/or injury...so I have read. ATB
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    I had some Hornady interlocks Round Nose

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    Shirley a subsonic round would make a good dispatching round, in the event of......

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    The only reason I've ever seen for subsonic was QUIET , same for a suppresor .

    When I did load work on the 223 an the 308's when I got them subsonic with the suppressor screwed on they sounded about like a low velocity 22 short or CB Cap .

    This past season my two friends killed three deer with the suppresed subsonic 308's . All the deer were inside a 100 yards and all three dropped within 25 yards of where they were shot .

    I shot several groundhogs/woodchucks with one of the 308's and the same loads and they were all also shot within the 100 yard distance . All of them pretty much settled where they were hit .

    I'm not a big advocate of the subsonic suppressed guns , but I do feel they have a place .

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