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.22 Subsonic Puts down Huge Hog
Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/1/2019 | J Peters

Posted on 02/01/2019 5:14:45 AM PST by w1n1

Putting down an aggressive hog (400 lbs) doesn't require a heavy caliber rifle. Watch Jim Thomas displays excellent markmanship while taking down a 400 pound wild hog.

What is surprising is that Jim was only using a subsonic .22LR bullet. To be exact he was sporting a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle equipped with an ATNX-Sight for night vision. Like a seasoned hunter Jim waited for the hogs to show and loitering at the bait area.
From 50 yards away Jim spots the big hog among others that had been giving them problems on his property in the past.
With great skills Jim puts a .22 round into the temple of the hog and puts it down on the spot. See the rest of .22 subsonic.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: 22lr; banglist; blogpimp; clickbait; hog; momsbasement; pimpmyblog
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1 posted on 02/01/2019 5:14:45 AM PST by w1n1
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To: w1n1

It’s all about shot placement.

L


2 posted on 02/01/2019 5:16:34 AM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Plan accordingly.)
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To: w1n1

Wow- nice shot. I would have been skeptical had I not seen it myself. Thanks for the post


3 posted on 02/01/2019 5:23:16 AM PST by atc23
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To: w1n1
Highly recommended, but you need an aftermarket fast-twist barrel.


4 posted on 02/01/2019 5:26:07 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: w1n1

Shot in the eye.

From 30 second mark

https://youtu.be/MQshyrB_sD8


5 posted on 02/01/2019 5:26:53 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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To: w1n1
You've been doing a lot of recycling lately. Can't come up with anything new?
6 posted on 02/01/2019 5:29:40 AM PST by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: w1n1

It is an interesting cartridge.

I have a bit of it.


7 posted on 02/01/2019 5:31:34 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Travis McGee

Dats de stuff.


8 posted on 02/01/2019 5:32:54 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

For some reason, probably the precise feed lip geometry, the 60 grain SS ammo runs great from the 10-round Ruger rotary mags, but not reliably from my 25+ round aftermarket mags.


9 posted on 02/01/2019 5:37:14 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

runs in all my rugers but gets hung on the feed ramp in the old marlin 60


10 posted on 02/01/2019 5:43:18 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife

Is the a “mini-cap” .22 ?


11 posted on 02/01/2019 5:44:59 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: Travis McGee

Good point on barrel twist, cus it tumble’s with a normal twist.

It still has uses.


12 posted on 02/01/2019 5:45:31 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Travis McGee

I had the same problem with Remington Golden Bullets. The first 8, or so, rounds. Have you tried Ruger’s BX25 mags? They brag on the angle of the feed lips...same as the factory 10 rounders.


13 posted on 02/01/2019 5:45:31 AM PST by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Its a short cartridge with a 60 grain bullet.

very quiet, very “thumpy”


14 posted on 02/01/2019 5:48:12 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Travis McGee

Did you replace the factory barrel to run that stuff? If so does it still eat standard high velocity ammo?

I ask because we have two 10/22 rifles. One is the Takedown model and the other anstandard.

Thanks.

L


15 posted on 02/01/2019 5:51:02 AM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Plan accordingly.)
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To: mylife; w1n1

Nice shooting.


16 posted on 02/01/2019 5:53:06 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Travis McGee

I love that stuff - great for discretionary varmint control in suburbia


17 posted on 02/01/2019 5:54:57 AM PST by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: Travis McGee

I have 2 of those 25 round mags, I don’t know why.
probably because I can.

the things are just goofy.


18 posted on 02/01/2019 5:58:51 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: gundog

I have, and they are not 100% reliable with the 60gr SS.

That’s no problem, the 60gr is for long range plinking, so ten at a time is plenty. Minute of man at 200 yards easy, using a scope.

I had the chance in the boonies a while back to compare the following:

AR-15 supersonic 5.56mm, suppressed and unsuppressed.

Ruger 10-22 supersonic and subsonic 22LR, suppressed and unsuppressed. (The same name-brand can fit on both rifles.)

Here’s what we found. The sonic crack of a suppressed 5.56 is still about as loud as an unsuppressed supersonic 22LR. (But at least it doesn’t give away your position.)

Firing supersonic 22LR from a suppressed 16” barrel is still pretty loud. You still have that sonic crack.

Firing subsonic 22LR from the same barrel is pretty quiet even with no suppressor attached. Our conclusion: at least half of the noise signature from a 22LR is sonic crack. Going subsonic takes away half of the noise right away.

Firing the subsonic 60gr from a suppressed barrel is truly silent. I have air guns that make more noise. Only the bolt is audible. This conclusion was expected.

The real surprise was how quiet the 22LR subsonic is from a rifle barrel, even unsuppressed. You can fire it in suburbia no problem. A carpenter makes more noise with a hammer.


19 posted on 02/01/2019 6:00:01 AM PST by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: w1n1
Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement. Saw a crack ho shoot her pimp 25 yards away with a .22 Short from this:

...dropped lie a sack of potatos as it hit mim in the brain stem. Cops couldn't figure out why he was dead until xray because of his "chins" (fat rolls) on the back of his head. bullet went in and scrambled his Medulla oblongata.

20 posted on 02/01/2019 6:00:03 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progs, socialists, or democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!!!!)
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