Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel

Log In

A valid email is required.
Password is required.
Site Notices
Basic
  • Joined Oct 2011
  • Posts 91
  • Location USA OH, USA
Offline
Basic
  • Joined Oct 2011
  • Posts 91
  • Location USA OH, USA
Offline
Posted: 5/8/2013 6:13:05 AM EST
Since subsonic ammo is a bit pricey I was wondering how difficult it is to create your own. I do know a person who has been reloading for a very long time and is pretty knowledgeable about the art. However, subsonic ammo isn't something he has done before since he has no suppressors. I would like to have some to shoot through mine though for plinking purposes. How would I go about making such ammo? Does anyone have a recipes or has anyone else had success attempting this?
Member
Avatar
Bronze
  • Joined Jun 2006
  • Posts 176
  • Location USA USA
Offline
Bronze
  • Joined Jun 2006
  • Posts 176
  • Location USA USA
Offline
Military
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 6:28:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2013 7:00:36 AM EST by sdeshazo]
I've got a can comming in the next month or so & was looking to do the same thing. Here is a site I was checking out - http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

Note - a subsonic 223/556 is basically a 22LR. Dont expect it to cycle your bolt.

Here is what I was going to reload once I find some trail boss.

Cartridge: 223 Remington
Load Type: Rifle
Starting Loads

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maximum Loads

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

55 GR. HDY FMJ IMR Trail Boss .224" 2.200" 4.0 1074
I Was Free Born
Avatar
Moderator
  • Joined Nov 2000
  • Posts 46022
  • Location USA USA
Offline
Moderator
  • Joined Nov 2000
  • Posts 46022
  • Location USA USA
Offline
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 12:56:33 PM EST
It is not easy to explain Liberty to those that are not familiar with Liberty. Kevin Jamison, on explaining firearm regulation to a Massachusetts lawyer. Jeff City, Mo 18 Apr 13.
Basic
  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Posts 255
  • Location USA SC, USA
Offline
Basic
  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Posts 255
  • Location USA SC, USA
Offline
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 2:42:53 PM EST
look in the older pages, this topic is listed...

people using clays, titegroup, and i think trail boss
Disappointed American
Avatar
Platinum
  • Joined May 2003
  • Posts 5758
  • Location USA USA
Offline
Platinum
  • Joined May 2003
  • Posts 5758
  • Location USA USA
Offline
NRA
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 2:45:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By sdeshazo:
I've got a can comming in the next month or so & was looking to do the same thing. Here is a site I was checking out - http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

Note - a subsonic 223/556 is basically a 22LR. Dont expect it to cycle your bolt.

Here is what I was going to reload once I find some trail boss.

Cartridge: 223 Remington
Load Type: Rifle
Starting Loads

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maximum Loads

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

55 GR. HDY FMJ IMR Trail Boss .224" 2.200" 4.0 1074


I use this very load. It works well, hard to double charge the case due to the loft of the powder kernels in Trail Boss, but it is very dirty. Accuracy drops off sharply- out of MY gun- after about 50'.
The leeches of the Nation have once again proven they far outnumber the people that provide for their hand-outs.

USMC 1977-1987
Basic
  • Joined May 2008
  • Posts 271
  • Location USA OH, USA
Offline
Basic
  • Joined May 2008
  • Posts 271
  • Location USA OH, USA
Offline
Link Posted: 5/8/2013 2:54:03 PM EST
I use 3.2 grains of winchester 231 pistol powder and 55 grain bullet. col 2.200 and not sure if subsonic but pretty quit and it will drop squirrels out of the trees out to about 50 yards if they will hold still long enough. The same load with Hodgen titgroup powder works real well also. These loads won't cycle the bolt but oh well they are fun.
Top