TFB's 12 Days Of Christmas: Awesome Ammunition

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Often overlooked as potential Christmas gifts, quality ammunition can make all the difference in the world when it comes to the enjoyment of the shooting sports. A world-class firearm is nothing without proven ammo. From the obvious attributes like accuracy and repeatability to the more specialty characteristics such as subsonic velocities and clean burning powder, ammunition manufacturers have really stepped up their game in recent years. I have listed some of my favorite ammo I’ve used in 2018.

Have a brand in mind that didn’t make the list? Let me know I’m an idiot in the comments section below.

TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas: Ammunition


SIG SAUER – ELITE PERFORMANCE MATCH AMMO 300 AAC BLACKOUT SUBSONIC 220GR OTM

SIG SAUER subsonic rounds feature a 220gr Sierra Match King Projectile for superior accuracy and minimal dispersion when suppressed. Consistent bullet weight retention with minimal velocity variations results from optimized shell case metallurgy with premium primers. Rounds are precision loaded using state-of-the-art, electromechanical monitoring for geometric conformity.

Designed to bring out the best in today’s highperformance AR rifles.

  • Subsonic rounds, ideal for suppressed AR rifles, feature Sierra Matchking projectiles for superior accuracy, increased downrange terminal performance, and low noise level characteristics
  • Supersonic features Sierra Matchking Projectiles for superior accuracy, fl at trajectory and point of impact
  • Match grade brass cases
  • Both rounds run with standard 223Rem/5.56mm components including magazines

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Discreet Ballistics 300 AAC Blackout 190gr Subsonic Load Target

https:// discreetballistics.com/shop/300-blackout-target-50/

The Discreet Ballistics 300 Blackout 190gr Subsonic Target Load is intended for use in semi-automatic and bolt action firearms chambered in 300 AAC Blackout. This round has been thoroughly tested to function in both pistol and carbine length gas systems. Discreet Ballistics gives its customers the option of choosing these loads for use in 16″ barrels or 7-11” barrels.


SYNTECH 9MM LUGER 150GR TOTAL SYNTHETIC JACKET ACTION PISTOL AMMO

Shooters who compete at the highest levels need ammunition built for the demands of their discipline. American Eagle® Syntech™ Action Pistol is specifically designed for the action shooting sports and loaded to power factor requirements with heavy, flat-nose bullets for more reliable knock-downs on steel targets in competition. Like all Syntech loads, they feature the exclusive Total Synthetic Jacket (TSJ™), which prevents metal-on-metal contact between the bullet and barrel, eliminating copper and lead fouling as well as reducing damaging heat and friction. Combined with clean-burning powders and the Catalyst™ lead-free primer, Syntech Action Pistol provides the softest-shooting and most reliable performance possible for high-volume competitive shooters.

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CCI – QUIET-22 AMMO 22 LONG RIFLE 40GR LEAD ROUND NOSE

CCI Quiet-22 is ultra-quiet plinking ammunition in .22 Long Rifle. It offers a 75% reduction in perceived noise from standard velocity .22 LR, roughly 65db at the shooters ear. This new ammunition offers air rifle sound levels with rimfire performance. Excellent accuracy and low velocity (710 fps), great for backyard plinking and introducing youth to the shooting sports. These cartridges may be used in semi-automatic firearms, however manual cycling of the action may be required.

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Detroit Ammo Subsonic 12 Gauge 2-1/2″ 1-1/8 oz Slug

Subsonic 12 Gauge 2-1/2″ 1-1/8 oz Slug (Box of 5)

Manufacturer: Triple R Munitions, Inc
Condition: New
Shell Length: 2-1/2″
Slug Weight: 1-1/8 oz
Slug Type: Lead
Quantity: 5 ROUNDS
Gauge/Bore: 12
Velocity: 950 Ft/s

At that velocity, the 492.2-gr. slug packs 800 ft.-lbs. of energy, which is about double the energy produced by the 10 mm and more than most 240-gr. .44 Mag loads.


MagLULA AR-15/M16 MAG LOADER

Tough, lightweight, reinforced, black-polymer loader saves fingers, thumbs, and wasted time; lengthens magazine life and lessens wear and tear on magazine lips. Staggered, triangular pieces of plastic securely grasp rounds for effortless loading when you move the lever back and forth. Fits in your pocket.

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  • E.D. Sartin E.D. Sartin on Dec 11, 2018

    Will the 12ga function an automatic?

  • NxSW NxSW on Dec 11, 2018

    Honest question here: what is the application for subsonic 300 BLK match ammo? If you're shooting match (whether in competition or for range fun) wouldn't full-velocity match rounds be a much better bet? And if you're looking for quiet shooting with subs, wouldn't it be for hunting or self-defense where you want some kind of expanding (i.e. not FMJ) projectile?

    I'm not hating on the 300 BLK or anything just confused about this particular approach to deploying it.

    • Lt. Dan Lt. Dan on Dec 12, 2018

      @NxSW And why do they keep using SMK's for it? Which is one of the most expensive .30 projectiles you can get, and the design of which is totally lost on a subsonic application.

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