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  1. #1

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    Subsonic blackout

    I getting ready to try casting and already have the molds for the pistol calibers Iíll load for. I have a 230gr Lee mold and was wondering about trying a lighter bullet, something in the 150-170gr range, just to save some materials. Iíll most likely be powder coating them. Has anyone had any luck with either the lee 309-150 or the 312-160 in an AR when loading subsonic? Mainly wondering about feeding issues or anything similar.

    Also wonding about how well the 309-230 works for subs?

    thanks for your feedback.

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    I just ordered a Lee 230 grain mold to try loading subsonic. Have you tried yours out yet?

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    Not yet. I’m currently trying to get things cleaned up for an upcoming graduation party. Maybe afterward I’ll have a usable casting space.


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    Finally tried casting some. The 309-230 mold works pretty well once you get the mold warm enough, which seemed to take a lot more drops than the 452-230TC mold I was also using. I probably made up around 500 of the 309s over the last few days.

    Im going to try powder coating them before I load any up though, so it’ll be a bit for a range report yet.


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    I have cast and coated several. I haven't accuracy tested yet but did shoot some over a chronograph and into some paper to make sure they were stable. If it ever cools off I have several loaded to see how they group.

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