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6.5 Creedmoor Subsonic Ammo. from Chauk 1 Munitions

I saw online that Chauk 1 Munitions offers 3 subsonic cartridges for the 6.5., 140 grain ELD-M, 140grain open tip match, and 147 grain ELD-M .  Has anyone tried these?

Thanks,
T

Re: 6.5 Creedmoor Subsonic Ammo. from Chauk 1 Munitions

Reply #1
Not sure why anyone would want subsonic ammo for the 6.5 creedmoor.  Want mine to stay supersonic as far as they can go. Lol. Maybe I'm missing something. 
Grant

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Reply #2
Grant, I want the smack down too when I need it, here are a couple links for some of the benefits of shooting with a suppressor.

 /www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/shooting-tips-understanding-benefits-suppressor

https://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2015/07/suppressors-time-to-save-your-hearing-and-quiet-the-naysayers

Looking forward to hear from any folks who may have tried some of the cartridges mentioned in the original post.


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Reply #4
teis I guess im missing something here... what does sub sonic ammo have to do with suppressors ?
Grant

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Reply #5
Subsonic( not breaking the speed of sound) ammo combined with a suppressor makes for the least noise. Supersonic ammo will be quieter too with a suppressor but will transmit the sonic crack and thus not be nearly as quiet. I am no expert, just what has been explained to me by others.

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Reply #6
I see what your saying now... I looked on the chalk website and seen the subsonic 140's at just over a 1000 fps.. guess they would be fine for upclose and personal work... and pretty quiet with a suppressor... 
Grant

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Reply #7
Yeppers  :)

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Reply #8
Uh, I still don't get it. I shoot a lot of rifles suppressed, and the 6.5 is one of them. I imagine getting subsonic speeds with standard weight projectiles is going to lead to some nasty fouling. I had a guy give me some Right to Bear Arms subsonic 223, and it's quiet, but it also was not very much fun to shoot. At least with something like the 300 BLK, you get heavy for caliber (kinda) projectiles moving with high load densities that burn well and still carry some energy and stability downrange. I don't mean to rain on any parades, but if you have a can and it fits your 6.5, sling it at 2700 and enjoy the reduced report and sense of being tacti-cool AF. That's what I do anyway, minus the tacti-cool part.
Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.
I have a lot of guns... There, I said it.

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Reply #9
i have ran trailboss powder in a few calibers just to try it out basically to whats it like, and it didnt seem too bad for fouling. burnt pretty clean. so weird shooting a large caliber with the kick of a 22 rimfire.

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Reply #10
I hear you but that 300blk is not in my future, I mean immediate future :)

I am WAITING on a Ultra 7" Thunderbeast, processed July 17, 2018. The video on Chalks 1's site plinking a steel target with 6.5 subsonics sure looks like fun to me. I think my wife could enjoy that too. I have a short shooting range to 120yds that I just completed. Soo glad I did that.
I wonder if Chalk 1 is using Trail Boss? I would still like to hear from anyone who has tried their subsonics in the 6.5

I appreciate your input.

 

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Reply #11
Back a few years ago, I loaded several calibers in subsonic, including 300 blackout, 308 Win and 6.5 CM.  For the 6.5 CM, I used the Hornady 160 gr. round nose and kept velocity around 1050 fps in a Savage Axis.  Loads of fun to shoot on steel at close range.  I did this for a friend and don't claim ownership of this rifle, but his young kids loved it.  I think you could probably kill a squirrel up to 50 yds but the external ballistics of the round nose was miserable. 
You can shoot these subs without hearing protection and actually hear the bullet 'thump' when it hits dirt or backstop.  Like I said, fun to shoot only.

I still do quite a few in blackout with the 220 gr. SMK and get much better results, due to the heavy bullet.  I have hit steel at 300 yds regularly and lots of fun with the grandkids.

In 308 Win, I use the 175 SMK or Nosler CC, which will stabilize in a standard 11.25 twist barrel and are fairly accurate out to 100 yds.
Just my observations.... hope this helps.