TFB Behind The Gun Podcast Episode #24: David Stark with Discreet Ballistics

Subsonic ammunition is a world unto its own when it comes to the firearms, loading techniques, and materials used in their design and manufacturing. Handloaders will know the hell that it is to get a loading right and it’s places like Discreet Ballistics and people like David Stark who make it that much easier. Discreet Ballistics specializes in subsonic ammunition production and also produces some pretty unique suppressor innovations like their PopStop first-round pop reduction system. Today on the podcast Pete and David will talk about the company’s origins in New Hampshire and their recent move to Wyoming as well as the methodology and design behind their subsonic projectiles and ammunition.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #124: 300BLK Subs Vs 308 Subs With Labradar Data

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another installment of the world’s best weekly suppressor publication. Never mind that it’s probably the only weekly suppressor publication, just focus on the best. We are brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator K suppressor and the Graham Brothers MARC chassis – both of which are featured in today’s episode. Last week we went deep into the integrally suppressed rifle world with the REM700 from Innovative Arms. Today we wade into the interesting debate of 300BLK subs versus 308Win subs. Is there a clear winner? We’ll see.

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Discreet Ballistics Patents a First Round Pop Reduction System

A little over a year ago, we wrote about the Discreet Ballistics PopStop which is a barrel mounted valve and a CO2 cartridge system designed to inject a non-flammable gas into the suppressor replacing the oxygen inside the can thus eliminating the phenomenon of the first round pop. Back then, the PopStop was patent pending. Lately, Discreet Ballistics has announced that the patent ( US 10,145,636 B2) has been issued.

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TFB EXCLUSIVE: Interview with David Stark of Discreet Ballistics on the NEW 8.6 Creedmoor

The 8.6 Creedmoor is a very mysterious caliber inside the firearms industry right now. Hopefully our interview with Ethan Lessard of Q helped shed some more light on it for all of us. Next, we wanted to pick another subject-matter-expert’s brain in David Stark of Discreet Ballistics. They have already been producing some bullets for the 8.6 Creedmoor, but they are not quite ready to be purchased by the public yet. TFB caught up with him and bombarded him with the follow questions to get his knowledge and input on the 8.6 Creedmoor.

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Allen Arms Tactical Partners With Discreet Ballistics

Silencer and National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons distributor Allen Arms Tactical has partnered with Discreet Ballistics to sell the New Hampshire based company’s line of subsonic ammunition. The move gives Allen Arms’ national network of dealers access to high quality suppressor food – a fact I can personally confirm. “I don’t buy ammo often, but when I do, it’s Discreet Ballistics.”

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Silencer Saturday #6 – The Quiet Man

It warms my heart to see so many silencer-ready firearms coming to market. Just in to TFB from Newport, New Hampshire are two of the newest rifles from Ruger: the Ruger Precision Rimfire (RPR) and the Ruger PC Carbine (PCC). While both feature threaded barrels in a standard 1/2“ x 28 thread pitch, a similar release of new rifles ten years ago might have ignored suppressor compatibility. You really have to hand it to Ruger: for a company who’s typical customer used to be strictly a bolt gun/White Tail type of shooter, they are making it easier to be the Quiet Man or Woman. Side note, if you haven’t seen the John Wayne classic, it’s worth your time.

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Discreet Ballistics .300 AAC Blackout 188gr Subsonic Load

Discreet Ballistics has introduced new subsonic .300 AAC Blackout loads for hunting and defensive use. The cartridges are loaded with 188 gr expanding machined copper projectiles called Selous. The bullets are specifically designed to expand at subsonic velocities (750 fps and higher). They also load these cartridges differently depending on the barrel length of the customer’s rifle. They call it Two Load System.

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Discreet Ballistics Sets Out To Eliminate First Round Pop

If you are a silencer aficionado, at some point you have been effected by the dreaded silent killer known as ‘First Round Pop’. (Get it, “silent killer”). Present primarily within rimfire and pistol caliber suppressors while shooting subsonic ammunition, FRP is the result of oxygen trapped inside the baffles creating a mini explosion when unburnt powder is introduced during shooting. The phenomenon only occurs upon firing the first round because the oxygen is evacuated and not present for subsequent follow-up shots unless enough time has passed for oxygen to make its way back into the silencer.

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Discreet Ballistics – Precision Machined Projectiles

Even though shooting quietly is a passion of mine, I have yet to break into the world of suppressed 300BLK. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I had to review the definition of ballistic coefficient (BC) before writing this post. What I learned in my limited research is that there are companies who are working to push the boundaries of precision subsonic shooting. One of these companies,  Discreet Ballistics, is a New Hampshire-based manufacturer specializing in the design, development and production of subsonic rifle ammunition and accessories.

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