Best Subsonic 22LR Hunting Ammo ?

Discussion in 'Varminting and Small Game Hunting' started by Kiwi Greg, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Terminator Products

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    Haven't done much at all with the 22LR for years.

    What are Guys using subsonic hunting ammo ?

    I have my Lithgow which shoots really well with the SK ammo I have, but it sucks for hunting.

    Haven't used my 10-22 in years, still have some Winchester Subs for it.
     
  2. 223nut

    223nut Well-Known Member

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    My 10/22 prefers cci subs, as does the cz455. Though the 10/22 will need another test after losing half the barrel :thumbsup:
     
  3. viper

    viper Well-Known Member

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    CCI sub sonic is my favorite, very consistent and ood on game performance.

    Using Winchester subs at the moment and they work fine also.
     
  4. gonetropo

    gonetropo Well-Known Member

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    CCI subs, consistent accuracy
     
  5. res

    res Well-Known Member

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    Cci subs are my go to as well, I put little plastic balls in the hollow point form time to time and it really helps the expansion
     
  6. 223nut

    223nut Well-Known Member

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    Have heard of this and wondered if it was worth the effort
     
  7. res

    res Well-Known Member

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    I mainly do it when I'm using a bolt gun and trying to extend the range with subs as when the speed gets real low I find that don't open up otherwise, probably do about 5% of my cci subs as I'm to lazy to do it for all-may have to teach the kids to do it in a couple of years
     
  8. veitnamcam

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    I find the winchester expand better than the cci (both 40 and 42 gr aussie)
     
  9. 7mmwsm

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    I find cci performance absolute crap on game. Winchester and Kilwell(same bullet) very good.
     
  10. SiB

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    I like the Winchester 42 gr subs cycle well in my 10/22. I'll get maybe one miscycle per fifty
     
  11. kidmac42

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    I use winchester 42g sub's in my 795 , they go fine.
     
  12. quentin

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    CCI Subs and Eley match work really well through my CZ455. The rabbits, hares, and magpies really cannot tell the difference in price between the two makes.
    Bullet expansion is pretty much zero with both of these rounds, but an accurately placed bullet with no expansion seems to do better, than a less accurate round that mushrooms out. Any head or chest shot has proven to do the job regardless of what make of 22lr ammo used.
    The worst ammo I have ever used was the Remington bulk stuff. Split cases, inconsistent velocities. It shot groups more reminiscent of a shotgun blast than a rifle.
    I ran a few makes over the chrony, and did 5 round groups to see what would work in my rifle. http://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.nz/f11/subsonic-22lr-round-hunting-24794/index2.html#post433416
     
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  13. Solo

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Highland subsonics? I remember I used to fire them out of my Stirling in my early teens, but that was long before I knew enough to properly assess it.
     
  14. 199p

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    Used cci but they dont kill that well i found. Switched back to winny and mint performance

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  15. zimmer

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    Heh Greg have you shot any more groups with yours lately. You did post a stunner some time ago.
     
  16. zimmer

    zimmer Well-Known Member

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    CCI solids kill just as well as CCI subs when head shooting. However, the problem I have is my property slopes away and the solids seem to rickoshit lot easier than HPs. Weeeeeeeeeee scary noise in a lifestyle block area. You shit yourself after 1 event!

    The old Kilwell Whispers I found to be effective also SK subs.
     
  17. viper

    viper Well-Known Member

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    It's all about shot placement
     
  18. 7mmwsm

    7mmwsm Well-Known Member

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    No its not. Some projectiles perform a lot better than others when placed in the same spot.
    Enough projectile manufacturers have done heaps of research to prove that.
     
  19. Boaraxa

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    Remmington 38grn subs float my boat good to about 35 meters on sheep...I don't have yards :D
     
  20. Tommy

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    Mine loves them, pity they cost more than the Rolling Stones for a private New Years Eve party. Tried the cheaper 40gr equiv, no deal. If you ever see that orange/red box PMC zapper stuff, grab a box or two and give it a try, my 795ss likes them best (although yes supersonic). Got given a bunch a while back, tried it, liked it, and was running low recently, saw some at a gun show for $6/ box so grabbed it all
     

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