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Posted: 2/7/2012 10:02:35 AM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but nothing came up in a search or in the FAQ. My questions is, do they make a .308 subsonic round that is suitable for deer hunting? I have searched online and found several manufacturers that make subsonic .308 rounds but they don't mention if they are capable of ethically taking down a deer. Is there anything on the market for hunting or is this something that you would have to reload? Thank you.
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Posted: 2/7/2012 10:32:08 AM
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You would want the heaviest bullet you can get, and depending on your twist, you may be limited. There are 220+gr projectiles that are designed to expand at subsonic velocities, but those usually take a 1-8 twist to fully stabilize. .308 may not be the best round for subsonic hunting because of the limited mass, but it can and has been done.
Personally, I want a .458 SOCOM SBR with a suppressor...
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Posted: 2/7/2012 10:42:54 AM
I have no doubt it would work, but it would stretch my hunting ethics to do it.
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Posted: 2/7/2012 11:00:29 AM
Thank you for the help RDTCU.

Originally Posted By PFC:
I have no doubt it would work, but it would stretch my hunting ethics to do it.


That's what I am thinking. I found these but I would like to hear from someone that has actually used them. The price is a little steep too.

https://www.ssgtactical.com/store/productdetail.asp?id=223

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Posted: 2/7/2012 11:23:34 AM
Originally Posted By MossyOakMan:
Thank you for the help RDTCU.

Originally Posted By PFC:
I have no doubt it would work, but it would stretch my hunting ethics to do it.


That's what I am thinking. I found these but I would like to hear from someone that has actually used them. The price is a little steep too.

https://www.ssgtactical.com/store/productdetail.asp?id=223



Here are the projectiles I was talking about from Outlaw State Bullets

And here's a quick comparison of your choices to put things in perspective:

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Posted: 2/9/2012 7:19:28 PM
160 bucks for how many rounds? You could buy a reloading setup for a couple of boxes...ridiculous...