Skip to comments..22 Subsonic Puts down Huge Hog
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.
Its all about shot placement.
Wow- nice shot. I would have been skeptical had I not seen it myself. Thanks for the post
Shot in the eye.
From 30 second mark
It is an interesting cartridge.
I have a bit of it.
Dats de stuff.
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.
runs in all my rugers but gets hung on the feed ramp in the old marlin 60
Is the a “mini-cap” .22 ?
Good point on barrel twist, cus it tumble’s with a normal twist.
It still has uses.
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.
Its a short cartridge with a 60 grain bullet.
very quiet, very “thumpy”
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.
I love that stuff - great for discretionary varmint control in suburbia
I have 2 of those 25 round mags, I don’t know why.
probably because I can.
the things are just goofy.
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.
...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.
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