Hornady's NEW Subsonic 7.62×39 Load And Expanded Sub-X Bullet Lineup

Despite the launching of many 7 PRC rifles and loadings at the end of October, Hornady quietly launched an updated lineup of their Sub-X bullets, as well as their subsonic 7.62×39 loading using said Sub-X bullets. The Sub-X bullets utilize the familiar red-nosed expansion tip, but these tips have been enlarged to enhance the bullet’s expansion at much lower velocities. For the moment, it appears that the 255-grain 7.62×39 projectiles only come as part of their factory-loaded subsonic cartridge series, while the rest of the Sub-X lineup are available as just the projectiles. Hornady previously listed the 190 grain .308 caliber bullets under the Sub-X line, though they’ve now also listed .357, .452, .458, and one more .308 caliber offering.

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Freedom Munitions & X-Treme Bullets Are Now Under New Ownership

The Freedom Munitions and X-Treme Bullets companies have both been purchased by Dan Kash after a lengthy bankruptcy process.  TFB reported about the initial bankruptcy filing by Freedom Munition’s parent company, HMT, in June of 2018.  In the video below, Dan explains his history in the firearms and ammunition business, he also explains that some of the employees have stayed on to continue and that they want to earn back your business.

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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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Review: Newest Edition of Nosler Reloading Guide

In 1946 a man by the name of John Nosler went on a particularly frustrating moose hunt. Nosler had made an accurate killing shot on a moose using his .300 H&H, then watched as the animal failed to go down. Due to the events of that hunt he decided the gun industry was in need of bullets that got the job done every time. The result was the Partition, a dual core bullet. Using ammunition loaded with the new bullets John Nosler and his friend Clarence Purdie were able to drop moose with a single shot apiece the following fall. And in 1948, the Nosler Partition Bullet Company was founded.

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Ballistics 101: What Is Ballistic Coefficient?

When a bullet flies through the air, forces called “drag” are exerted upon it. These forces slow down the bullet as it flies, but they don’t act the same way on every bullet. While the subject of aerodynamics is extremely complex, one way to account for differences in bullet drag that is commonly used in the world of small arms is the “ballistic coefficient”.

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