.22 lr subsonic

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by lbwar15, May 1, 2012.

  1. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Has anyone used the Rimington subsonic .22? How is the pinatration? Is it worth having for a shtf situation?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They have their uses. Makes the gun sound like a bb gun.
    In a shtf situation I would think you'd be better off with full power rounds.
     

  3. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    So they realy dont have enof penatration for
    lets say head shots.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I wouldn't wanna get hit with one. They would probably work. I've used them on small game etc.
     
  5. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I have some I killed a coon with them popped it in the head
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I've used them alot. I really like them. But the range is shorter. Everything has pluses and minuses.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The quieter the better in a shtf situation. Noise might bring 2 legged predators. A suppressed 22lr would be an ideal hunting weapon. Head shots would be best. I watched a Utube video where the hunter took 2 rabbits sitting together with head shots from a suppressed 22lr rifle. The 2nd rabbit did not move when the 1st rabbit was hit. Standard velocity and most target are subsonic. Most HV is subsonic in a pistol. The subsonic rounds are usually more accurate because of sound barrier buffeting.
    http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/22.html
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Uhhh.... Just want to point out that ALL .22LR match grade ammo is subsonic.