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Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Jun 2nd, 2018 at 1:46pm
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Just wondering if anyone has done subs in .223? If so, whats your thoughts on them? Anyone got any for sale?
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #1 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 8:01pm
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There is a very good article in NZ Guns on this in 222 and 223 . Very clear description how to load them .Quality piece.
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #2 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 8:31pm
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Awesome, Ill get it tomorrow, as I dont re-load Id thought Id ask if Anyone here loads subs or knows of someone who does quality loads?
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #3 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 9:13pm
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Have used subsonic 223 loads on goat eradication on DOC land near built up areas. Used ADI Trail Boss powder,can't find load data at moment,easy enough to work up a load. Make sure you use soft or easily expandable projectiles to be effective.Have used 55gr Hornady SP, SP SX and V-Max. Standard subsonic .22 is just as effective I reckon, but got to abide by DOC rules. Good luck.
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #4 - Jun 3rd, 2018 at 7:40am
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at wot sort of range there woody?
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #5 - Jun 3rd, 2018 at 8:07am
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Cheers for the info there woody
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2018 at 11:28am
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Use them on Wallabies down in Rotorua while deer stalking. 4.3gr of TrailBoss goes well out of my 16" barrel. Longer barrel might have to go to 4gr. Use Hornady 55gr SP SX which tips them over nicely. I limit the range to 40m but most are getting nailed around 10 - 20m.
Where are you based? Could load up some for you when doing the next batch.


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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #7 - Jun 3rd, 2018 at 11:32am
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In Auckland, if you do have some you would sell Id take them
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #8 - Jun 3rd, 2018 at 8:54pm
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@bufferzone:"at wot sort of range there woody?"
About 50 meters was the longest shot,most were about 10-20m shots.this was all bush/regen. scrub shooting on residential fringes.
  
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Re: Sub-Sonic .223 loads
Reply #9 - Jun 4th, 2018 at 1:47pm
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good to hear you got them working jasa.....
  
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