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:

Sub-X Ballistics

Sub-X Ballistics

One problem!

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.

Hornady Sub-X Blackout

Hornady Sub-X Blackou

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!

Hornady Sub-X Blackout

Hornady Sub-X Blackout

Hornady Sub-X Blackout

Hornady Sub-X Blackout

 

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Publisher of Tactical Gun Review. Managing partner of Coker Tactical. I love hunting for Texas whitetail deer, wild hogs, and high-volume Argentina dove. When not hunting you can find me fishing along the Texas Coast or on a wild Colorado river.
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