Sub Sonic ammo and Noise?

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    Sub Sonic ammo and Noise?

    Do you think using sub sonic ammo gives you an advantage in the sense of hearing and noise levels? For example: shooting inside a car is going to be loud, shooting inside a bedroom is going to be loud... do you think using a sub sonic round would more appropriately suit you so that you might have more of a chance of not losing as much of your temporary hearing RE: detecting additional threats or threats that have not be neutralized yet?

    Or is hearing one of those things that goes out the window when your body goes into emergency fight mode?

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    in a word NO , unless run thro a suppressed firearm subsonic and supersonic are no different , the use of subsonic is so you dont get a sonic crack off bullets when they go by stationary objects and create a " sonic boom " for each one .
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    Most all people confronted by a deadly encounter end up with pysciological body reactions and perceptual changes during an Encounter. Adrenalin Dumps, Auditory Exclusion, and Time Dilation, Tunnel Vision, Temporary memory loss. This is your body shutting down what is not needed to immediatly survive. Listen to a shooting interview or if you ever meet anybody whos been in one ask them "how many shots you fired or did you hear the shot?" Most of the time they have NO idea of the round count and probably will say they didn't hear the intitial exchange.

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    Do you think using sub sonic ammo gives you an advantage in the sense of hearing and noise levels? For example: shooting inside a car is going to be loud, shooting inside a bedroom is going to be loud... do you think using a sub sonic round would more appropriately suit you so that you might have more of a chance of not losing as much of your temporary hearing RE: detecting additional threats or threats that have not be neutralized yet?

    Or is hearing one of those things that goes out the window when your body goes into emergency fight mode?
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    Haha! I have a related post over on TPI about a project of mine. Basically, no, "standard" caliber subsonics will do nothing for you, in pretty much any way you want to take that.

    Conversely, a sub-sonic .22, for pest elimination, subsistance hunting in the urban environment, or along the lines of what Israeli sharpshooters have done on the West Bank in time of unrest......whole different ball game.

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    Conversely, a sub-sonic .22, for pest elimination, subsistance hunting in the urban environment, or along the lines of what Israeli sharpshooters have done on the West Bank in time of unrest......whole different ball game.
    A seperate topic unsuited for this forum imho , but yes sub sonic low sig rounds are real usefull in a lot of applications ... Someone controls vermin in your town /city and its not all animal control with live traps imho .
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    Not to hijack, but RR, if you are interested, Volquartsen has milled bolts for a .22 Short conversion for a Ruger MKII. $25/ea + shipping. You'll need the Wolff reduced power hammer spring as well. The full Short conversion requires modified mags, but CBs and Eley subsonic are LR length(read: use your standard MkII mags).

    Buy a stripped mainspring housing, and the bolt parts (mainspring, rod, FP, extractor, etc..) and it becomes totally plug-n-play, not a dedicated garage-plinker.

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    LOL thanks for the info , but my dedicated .22 subsonic gun is a rather tricked out bolt action .. lets say no more LOL .
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