Can .308 be subsonic?

Can .308 be subsonic?

The Atomic Ammunition Match 308 Winchester ammunition is loaded to consistently produce accuracy or better and is subsonic for low recoil and reduced noise. Loaded to 1050 fps, this subsonic ammunition does not break the sound barrier under normal conditions, avoiding the supersonic crack of high velocity ammunition.

Can you hunt deer with subsonic 308?

I’ve been reloading the 308 sub for a while and can shoot almost sub MOA at 100 but they don’t expand. They do have some soft lead bullets that do expand and seen them take deer within 30-40 yards. I would keep it to varmints though and not game animals unless within 20-30 yards and head neck shots.

Can you hunt deer with subsonic ammo?

How to Choose the Right Bullet for a Subsonic Load. Only one fly plagues the quiet-ammo ointment: Projectile choice for subsonic game loads is limited. Bullet expansion is critical for quick kills, especially on larger animals like deer and hogs. Most deer bullets won’t expand when fired at 1100 fps or slower.

What calibers are subsonic?

Specialized subsonic calibers 300 Whisper / 300 AAC Blackout (7.62×35mm), . 338 Whisper, 9×39mm, 12.7×55mm STs-130, . 510 Whisper.

What is the FPS of a 308 subsonic round?

After speaking with David Stark at Discreet Ballistics, crafting a subsonic .308 load that is also match-accurate is a tricky process. With a shorter or longer barrel, these rounds would have most likely ended up in the mid 1000 fps range.

Should you buy a suppressed 308 subsonic hog gun?

But with decent shot placement, the Maker Bullets subsonic 308 rounds were fantastic! So, what about suppressed .308 subsonic hog hunting? No hearing protection means comfort, communication and a simplified hunting kit to run around with all night. And, yes, hogs died in the making of this report, and they did so consistently.

What is the 308 Win 190gr subsonic target load?

The Discreet Ballistics 308 Win 190gr Subsonic Target Load was conceived and designed as part of a two load system. This load has been thoroughly tested to function with bolt action rifles. It will also function with semi auto platforms, but will likely require manual cycling of actions.

What are the best bullets for subsonic shooting?

There are several schools of thought when it comes to picking the right bullets for subsonic use. Most are familiar with the use of heavy match bullets in the .300 Blackout and rightfully so. The 1:7 or 1:8 twist rates of the .300 Blackout offer themselves to reliable and accurate performance with a truly massive range of bullet weights.