Accuracy expectations

jambau

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What kind of accuracy should we expect from our suppressed/subsonic loads? Is it realistic to expect sub MOA.
 

spife7980

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Feb 10, 2017
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I expect it to be as good as it would shoot without it.
Now if you have a crappy can and threading job that may not happen but with quality gear you shouldnt see any loss in potential accuracy.

Edit: jkust realized this was in regards to subs, yeah, it wont be as accurate as the supers but it should still be possible to get to moa with a decent barrel.
 
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Jan 5, 2011
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You can expect sub-MOA, but don't think it's as precise as a supersonic bolt gun.
I threw together a Rem 700 .308 Win 16.5" bolt gun with a TBAC 30P-1.
I worked up a load using Nosler 140 RDF at 1050 fps, 34 ES, 13 SD that put 5 shots in 3/4 MOA on paper at 200 yards.
3 shots was down into the 1/2 MOA territory.

It's plenty good enough for hunting and plinking, but is not on the same level as supersonic loads in a bolt rifle.
 
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With good equipment and components 1 MOA at 100 yards is reasonably easy to attain. 1/2 MOA is possible but a challenge. Precision and velocity down range does not degrade very much if you use a quality heavy match bullet (e.g. 200gr SIERRA matchking). These will maintain precision and velocity at 400+ yards but you basically have the trajectory of a mortar ... super fun.