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    Frommerstop,

    We could not get anything heavier than a 165 gr. bullet to stabilize in the 1 in 10 twist barrel. Since he was using a suppressor we preferred not to have the possibility of bullet tumble, so we opted to reduce the bullet weight by about 9%.

    This round was designed for a specific firearm for a specific purpose.

    Thanks for your interest though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleWepnz View Post
    Frommerstop,

    We could not get anything heavier than a 165 gr. bullet to stabilize in the 1 in 10 twist barrel. Since he was using a suppressor we preferred not to have the possibility of bullet tumble, so we opted to reduce the bullet weight by about 9%.

    This round was designed for a specific firearm for a specific purpose.

    Thanks for your interest though.
    Yes this is very important also. Took me over a year to get my two .308 subsonic loads for my Rem 700 TAC (1/10) 16" to be perfect. But it was fun getting there.

    One reason I use a very long 220 gr round noise bullet... I guess I just got lucky with the 180gr. LOL I am very happy with both of my subsonic loads using 700x.
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    Glad to hear it, that's what it is all about (having fun).

    Happy shooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumbleWepnz View Post
    Frommerstop,

    We could not get anything heavier than a 165 gr. bullet to stabilize in the 1 in 10 twist barrel. Since he was using a suppressor we preferred not to have the possibility of bullet tumble, so we opted to reduce the bullet weight by about 9%.

    This round was designed for a specific firearm for a specific purpose.

    Thanks for your interest though.
    That is surprising that a 1 and 10 twist would not stabilized a heavier bullet, but the holes in the target do tell the truth. The longer bullets at subsonic speeds probably tumble which will increase the lethality. But likely increases group size also.

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