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    Heavy bullets don't only translate into round nose.

    PeeWee and I are making 150 grain and 168 grain bullets by merely adjusting the weight of the lead cores. I could easily make 180 or 200 grain bullets with the same dies in .308" diameter by increasing the lead cores yet again. Anything over about 175 grains will have exposed lead noses, and BT Sniper has previously shown images of those.

    Bottom line is that you don't need RN bullets to stay subsonic. Just heavy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DukeInFlorida View Post
    Heavy bullets don't only translate into round nose.

    PeeWee and I are making 150 grain and 168 grain bullets by merely adjusting the weight of the lead cores. I could easily make 180 or 200 grain bullets with the same dies in .308" diameter by increasing the lead cores yet again. Anything over about 175 grains will have exposed lead noses, and BT Sniper has previously shown images of those.

    Bottom line is that you don't need RN bullets to stay subsonic. Just heavy.
    Then my question is, what weapon are you shooting sub sonic 168's out of. My very limited knowledge of subsonic in semi auto rifles needs weight to keep the pressure to function correctly.

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