Winchester® Super-X Subsonic .22 LR Rimfire Ammo - Hollow Point
Best 22 on the market
This is great ammo. I use them in two CZ 452s. Reliable and accurate in both. The generous hollow-point is deadly on ground squirrels. They are scary quiet in the 28-inch barrel on my CZ UltraLUX.
April 23, 2010
.22LR Subsonic - Perfection
I have fired nearly 2,000 rounds of assorted Subsonic .22LR - and this is by far the best.
I was recently asked to cleanse 40 acres of pasture land here in San Diego of a nasty ground squirrel population. Here, those little buggers are known to carry "The Plague", so they just have to go!
I started out with CCI & Remington Subsonic rounds, but quickly came to the conclusion that those rounds simply didn't have the knockdown power needed to do the job cleanly. Remington's hollow-point is simply a pinhole, and doesn't open reliably, nor kill cleanly in my experience. Plus, I'd gotten some serious deviation in quality of the CCI rounds I received recently. Seems that ramping-up production has cost CCI some of it's well earned reputation for quality.
Looking for a solution to these issues, I got a box of Winchester Subsonic. They've got a great shape, and massive hollow point, that opens reliably. My 10/22 feeds them without a hiccup, and accuracy is top notch & very consistent.
To all those who like to go bang, as LOUD as possible while game hunting... you're nutz! This quieter round spooks less game, and is far more accurate at long range, because it doesn't drop from supersonic to subsonic while in flight. This translates into less buffeting while passing through the sound barrier.
I've made numerous & consistent hits - on the heads of these vermin - from over 120 yds. If you'll give yourself time to learn the drop of these Winchester rounds, they'll pay REAL dividends in your accuracy at long range. The trajectory isn't flat as a board, but it sure is reliable!
Not to worry, this subsonic will still kill them dead with a well placed shot. It also makes a very satisfying POP when the round hits home. Kind’a like a Turkey-Timer button, you’ll know when the roast is ready every time. Even if you're simply punching paper, know that this round will help you show-up your buddies at the range. It's likely more consistent and accurate than the Wally World stuff they're shooting.
This is the epitome of walking quiet - while carrying a BIG stick, albeit a .22LR. If you're into accuracy, with good on-game knockdown power... this is your round!
Lock & load!
June 26, 2009
Great Suppressed Ammo
I tested these and several other brands of subsonic ammo for my suppressed Marlin 60.
The brands tested were CCI Subsonic, Aguila Subsonic, Aguila sniper subsonic, dynamit nobel subsonic, and Remington Subsonic, and Winchester Super X subsonic.
The top performers were the Nobel and Win Super-X sub. Both were equally quiet and consistent with an extreme spread of 6.9feet per second over 20rounds, average velocity from my gun was 988fps (just right to avoid sonic crack), zero cycling issues. With my suppressor it is action noise only, but because of the large cavity in the hollow point you can actually hear the bullet flying. They are very accurate and with the MASSIVE hollow point and soft lead bullet they are devastating on small game
January 13, 2012
Ok for subs
Always on the look-out for good subsonic ammo. Thought I'd give these a try...........
As for reliability, no misfires yet.
Accuracy is so n so, little over an inch at 50 yards thru my Remmy 581. Grain of salt here, every firearm has its preference for ammo, and varies from lot to lot.
Will not cycle an action of a 10/22. Dynapoints and Wolf match will.. although the Dynapoints are generally transonic, will crack the sound barrier occasionally depending on the ambient temp. (I've clocked the Dyna's @ ~1100 fps).
These are definitely subsonic, Chronied them at an avg of 1050 fps thru my bolt action 16" bbl. No crackers whatsoever.
40 grain hp bullets an added bonus.
Give them a try, the cost factor is minimal, and it might be the ammo that your gun likes.
May 10, 2010