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223 subsonic

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by HotRod61, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    anyone having any luck reloading 223 subsonic rds and getting the actions to cycle?

    HotRod
     
  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    Wasn't this just discussed in an earlier thread?
     
  4. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    I'll do so research. Didn't know it was covered recently.

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  5. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I'm not sure what is the benefit of 223 subsonic. Why not get a 22 conversion and just shoot 22 ammo with your suppressor? This is an honest question, not an attack on @HotRod61's question.

    It would seem that 223 subsonic is for training with your actual rifle and suppressed. Then subsonic 22 ammo would work for that and be MUCH easier to deal with. Because 300BLK subsonic would be much more appropriate for SD.
     
  6. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    No worries not taken as an attack.

    I was just wondering if it was even possible. Everything on line says you have to modify the AR so it will recoil the sub rds. a friend says he's havering trouble with his reloads and the recoil as well. I thought maybe someone has already worked the bugs out.

    He wants to use them on hogs in the Deep South so he can kill as many as possible without them running off On just one shot.
     
  7. David J

    David J hillsboro Member

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    If your friend is reloading his 223 just swap a barrel to a 300 BLK and shoot 220 gr rounds subsonic they will stop a hog faster then your 65 gr will.

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  8. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    He has the 300 black out with suppressor . He can't get those rds to cycle either. Want to share your recipe for those 220 gr ? Are your rds cycling?
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    Subsonic 223 is just a heavy 22lr round, though I guess the greater sectional density vs. 40gr 22lr bullets would give better penetration. 220gr subsonic bullets out of a 300BLK, however, are a completely different beast. Working up a subsonic 223 round costs you time (and maybe the cost of a new super-light buffer and spring), but switching to 300BLK would cost the money for an upper or perhaps just a barrel. If you're willing to just throw money at the problem, it would seem that 300BLK subs will drop them hogs DEAD!
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    It's like I tell my boss at work... "Your money is no object to me". ;)
     
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  11. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Care to elaborate on these loads David J?
     
  12. David J

    David J hillsboro Member

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    Here is what I worked up at the range last time out with crony.
    8 1/2" micro grove 1-10 twist barrel, nitrated, just broke in.
    gas port drilled to .089
    Bowers versa 9s can
    LC brass
    cci 400 primers
    Hornady 220 rn
    OAL 2.1
    power imr 4198
    11.6 gr 5 shot avg 886
    11.8 gr 979-1000
    12.0 gr 1011-1131
    12.5 gr 1024-1080

    I setteled for 11.8
    will do some grouping at a later date.
     
  13. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Hey thank you. It's a great starting point.

    HotRod
     
  14. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I load 1680 for my 300blk and love the powder. What powder is your friend using HR?
     
  15. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    He didn't give any powder that he was using. Only that it wasn't cycling the action.

    I will contact him this weekend and ask him the details.

    HotRod