SUB-X: A Game Changer?
Hornady has released their new Sub-X 190gr 300 Blackout ammunition and it is a game changer. This is a direct challenge to the Lehigh Defense 194gr Maximum Expansion load. One big difference is the price – the Hornady ammo is about half the price of the Lehigh coming in at a manageable $1.15 per round (per Midway USA).
We had the opportunity to field test the Hornady Sub-X on some wild Texas hogs and it is devastatingly effective with proper shot placement.
Ballistics according to Hornady:
One hiccup we encountered is that my AAC Model 7 (Remington)16″ barrel went supersonic with this ammo – consistently pushing 1120+ on several test rounds. We thought it “sounded too loud” so we busted out the chronograph and, sure enough, supersonic. That was with a Crux Ark 30 7.5″ suppressor. I should have removed the suppressor to get a second variable but didn’t think about it at the time. Although it is doubtful the can pushed velocity that much.
In any case, this is an exciting new option from the good guys at Hornady. As you can see from the video, they really whack the hogs!