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 Post subject: Subsonic 5.56 loads?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:18 pm 
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Hey guys,
I am new to this site and I am trying to find a load for my Dpms flat top with an AAC M4-2000, something that is subsonic hopefully?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:02 pm 
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I don't know a load that will cycle a normal gun and is subsonic.

If you want to make a subsonic round, it can be done with trailboss powder.

But honestly, I don't think it is worth it. Buy a 22LR kit for semi-auto fire. If you need 1 round of subsonic and then regular ammo, they make sigle round conversions.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:48 pm 
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.22lr is 40 grain. 5.56mm subsonic is 80+ grain and much lower drag. It may be worth it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:19 pm 
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rsilvers wrote:
.22lr is 40 grain. 5.56mm subsonic is 80+ grain and much lower drag. It may be worth it.


OK, IMHO not worth it.

Unless you have a special barrel an 80gr bullet will tumble.
If you want a heavier bullet you might want to try Aguila SSS 60gr bullets.

And on that note
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:53 am 
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The Suppressor guy at my gun shop recommended Engel Balistic Research. I have not ordered any of these because I don't have my .223 can yet but as soon as I get it I plan on placing an order for the EBR ammo.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:53 am 
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I have looked into that EBR ammo, that is the reason I wanted to try some handloads because EBR is around $30-$40 per 20 rounds. At that rate I could shoot all of one hour before I broke the bank :cry:

On a side note I did look around here and found some good handloads.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:35 am 
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What would a combat load .223 with a good suppressor sound like? Here, it sounds like an ordinary .22lr.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:30 am 
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starr2233 wrote:
I have looked into that EBR ammo, that is the reason I wanted to try some handloads because EBR is around $30-$40 per 20 rounds. At that rate I could shoot all of one hour before I broke the bank :cry:


Good god man.. What are you hunting where you are going through that much ammo???

I just ordered 2 boxes of EBR ammo today. If my Form 4 ever comes back I'll go out and shoot it with my M42K on my gas piston AR.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:50 pm 
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Google Seafire Blue Dot Loads

He's done a lot of work with .223 (amongst other calibers) and subsonic loads and has a fair amount of different weight bullets using Blue Dot. I've tried a few myself and they are very accurate and very quiet.


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