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Diver43 Posts: 12,778 Senior Member
Knowing that @Zee dislikes it very much, and other think it's a great in between cartridge. I ask, what do you like or dislike about it.
Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
The supersonic load is beaten all day and twice on Sunday by other AR pattern cartridges like 6x45AR.
1/8 twist so I think lighter loads?
"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
I do love trolling when I fish. 😘
But, this time, I got one anyway.
Had a lower sitting in a box I unpacked after the move. in the same box was a parts kit along with assorted stocks and grips that were swapped out. On the shelf was a 1-4 scope that was collecting dust. Complete side charging upper was on sale cheap so after putting them together I have one. Weather permitting will shoot it at fishead's this weekend .
What I like about it is: it was cheap to put together and different than my others.
All .30 cals should be at least an 8T.
One of the most fun cast bullet plinkers I have is a Martini Cadet single shot that's been modified to shoot a blown out to nearly straightwall version of the .32-20. I'm chucking a 155 grain tumble-lube plain base at 1425 fps. The B.O. is somewhat similar, and would probably be a hoot to play around with an even heavier slug.
If I lived in Free America, I'd already be tinkering with the B.O. in a canned bolt action as a higher B.C. version of the British Delisle Carbine, but the notion of it in an autoloader fills me with "meh".
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
Longest shot either of us have take with it is ~150yrds a couple of times. 1 in the neck and the other in the head equaled 2 very DRT deer
Also, it's ALL KINDS of fun to put a can on one, shoot Subs, and shoot targets at 100yards.
Hear the bullet rip through the paper.
Just for giggles, I've also worked up some "Max Subsonic" (1070fps) loads with the Hornady 190 SubX for my 8.5" pistol upper. Not super spectacular terminal performance, Think 45ACP terminal performance with a little more range, and easier to hit with, than a 1911. I've done nothing but play on the range with them, but I keep thinking of zeroing my 8.5" with them to deal with some coyotes we've been hearing, and occasionally seeing around here. Should be fine for them, and not annoy the neighbors if they happen to show up in the middle of the night.
I've also worked up a supersonic ~1600fps load from my 16" and have thought about using one to pop a deer in the back yard (under 50yrds) with one. I've talked to the folks @ Hornady and they say they've only tested the 190 SubX terminally up to 1400fps.
I wasn't a fan until I accidently "backed in" to owning one. As I started playing with it, it started growing on me. There are 3 300BO in the house now. Only behind 223/5.56
Deer and hogs are all I would use it for beyond killing paper and cans