.22 subsonic HP's

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by john riley, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. john riley

    john riley New Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    was considering picking up sum remington subsonic hp's I was wondering other than being quieter than standard High velocities, what they were good for...What kind of game and at what ranges?? rabbits possibly at 30-50 yards, or not enough zip any feed back on the effectiveness of these would be greatly appreciated thanks.
  2. As far as what are the good for they are usually far more accurate than regular rounds and high velocity's. I use them out to about 100 yards for target shooting. They are a lot cheaper than Wolf Match.
    For real close ranges in a Bolt Action, Single shot, Revolvers, and Lever Actions I use CCI CB LONGS they are as quite as a supressed .22 and work fine for varmin

  3. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    I've fired thousands of the Remington .22 subsonic rounds. They aren't much quieter than the regular hi-vel ammo. Don't expect them to be silent. I've found they work in most semi-auto rifles. They should be fine for rabbits and squirrels.

    SS is right about the CB longs. Very quiet, but not enough energy for rabbits. They work great for paper targets and cans.
  4. I have used the CB's for rabbits possums and racoons it all come down to shot placement
  5. sloppyjoe

    sloppyjoe New Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    i use rem subsonics and i like them not to much noise a little bit louder than a airgun accuracy is very good out of my 10/22 have a nice sloppyjoe:)
  6. Tom

    Tom Member

    Nov 18, 2004
    I have used the Remington subsonic hollow points, but my CZ-452 preferrs RWS subsonic hollow points. Sighted for 50 yds, the drop to 100 is greater due to the reduced velocity, but they are quiet. In my 452 with a 25" barrel, when I shoot them in the basement, the impact in the bullet trap makes more noise than the discharge of the rifle. I can shoot them without ear plugs or muffs.
  7. SouthCentral

    SouthCentral New Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Hanover, PA
    On the advice of my Walther P22 dealer I started using Aguila 40gr SE (super extra) solid lead sub-sonic. I began with an unfired new P22, suppressed, with CCI sub-sonic. About 80% keyholed at 25ft. The Aquila rounds keyhole rarely. Unsuppressed I use, again on advice from my dealer, CCI Mini-Mag Copper Plated Hollow Point High Velocity 36gr (1250 fps)

  8. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    theyll take small game to 100 easy, but once you zero it at 100, back up to 50 , to see how big the trajectory is.
  9. Welcome Southcentral From a fellow supressor member
  10. SouthCentral

    SouthCentral New Member

    Sep 9, 2006
    Hanover, PA

    Thank you southernshooter. Would have replied sooner but my main computer broke it's legs and I had to shoot it. You'd be amazed at what a 45ACP will do to a bad Dell!! :D But I'm up and running again. See you around the forum.
  11. TreeRatKiller

    TreeRatKiller New Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    subsonics are great for suppressed rifles ,I use them in both my Browning semi's which have suppressors.I did find the cci sub's to cycle best [after shortening the recoil spring].I have taken rabbits and other vermin out to 80-100 yards,my best being 196 rabbits in one nights lamping all with winchester sub sonics and an old cz bolt action.
  12. Mike_MTM_Rolla

    Mike_MTM_Rolla New Member

    Jul 17, 2005
    Rolla, Missouri
    If you have a rifle that is capable of really accurate grouping then subsonic will give you an advantage at longer ranges..when a .22 goes from sonic to subsonic it becomes a little bit less stable and this can occur at just the wrong range if you have an accurate rifle shooting at little things far away...
  13. oldtimer

    oldtimer New Member

    May 3, 2007
    NE US
    They are good for CIA "funny guns" with silencers. All you can hear is the action cycling and a High Standard's action isn't loud!
  14. bluesea112

    bluesea112 Active Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    West, TX
    Remington makes the only subsonic that will cycle my 10/22. Stay away from Colibre. They will not cycle a semi-auto.
    I have killed rabbits and squirrels as far as 75 yards with the Remington Subsonics. They went clean through, so I'm sure a 100 yard shot is well within reason.
  15. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    I use the Aquila Sub Sonic 38 Gr. HP in my Savage Mark II with sporter barrel its nice and quiet and shoot the best groups that I have tested in my rifle usually get 10 shots covered with a dime at 50 Yds.
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