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Post by Dehumanizer Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:59 pm

The first time I shot RWS I wasn't sure if I was happy with it. Today I sighted in my red dot with it and I have to say I am pretty pleased at its accuracy. Shot a triple x and didn't seem to kick as hard as the remington gold bullets. (Hey I shoot with what I can get my hands on right now) I shoot on Saturday and am pretty excited for what the potential is. There is some additional bullet drop but hopefully I have it figured out.

900ish fps had me concerned at first but we will see if it ends up being my ammo of choice post pandemic.

So what is it for you? Subsonic or supersonic?

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Post by LenV Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:43 am

Subsonic....unless it's really cold.
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Post by Gustavo1957 Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:54 am

Not in a pistol, but the old box CCI labeled -  Quiet  Target on the box at 710 FPS is super accurate in my Walther UIT Target Rifle inside at 50'.

The great advantage is that you don't need hearing protection it's so quiet. Other shooters were looking to make sure I didn't have a squib issue.


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Post by Aprilian Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:44 am

I bought many bricks of RWS Pistol and Rifle Match before the drought and they are very accurate and reliable in a Marvel and M41.   I too had the impression it was soft shooting.

Geco is made at same factories and is similar, but I found it to not be as spot on with accuracy.
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Post by croesler Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:11 am

Supersonic speed at sea level is 1127 FPS.  Anything under is subsonic.  I just bought a single box per day allotment from a local retailer who got in some CCI Subsonic.  It shows 1050 FPS compared to an old box of CCI std velocity showing 1070 FPS.  So actually both are subsonic.  My Federal AutoMatch ammo shows an expected velocity of 1200 FPS, and is definitely snappier and louder.  I seem to recall someone telling me the Aquila pistol match and super-extra are both under 1000 FPS.  For what its all worth.
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Post by Dehumanizer Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:33 am

I did some internet sleuthing and there are some that believe supersonic rounds accuracy can be affected by the sonic boom catching up with the round before it gets to the 50 yd target. Not only that but air resistance can do funny things at supersonic speeds.

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Post by -TT- Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:39 pm

croesler wrote:Supersonic speed at sea level is 1127 FPS.  Anything under is subsonic.  I just bought a single box per day allotment from a local retailer who got in some CCI Subsonic.  It shows 1050 FPS compared to an old box of CCI std velocity showing 1070 FPS.  So actually both are subsonic.  My Federal AutoMatch ammo shows an expected velocity of 1200 FPS, and is definitely snappier and louder.  I seem to recall someone telling me the Aquila pistol match and super-extra are both under 1000 FPS.  For what its all worth.

Many times the rated velocity is in a rifle barrel, and is therefore lower when fired from a pistol. Ammo specified explicitly for pistol would of course state that number on the box, if so.

A "snappier" feel is not always solely from velocity. The burn time of the powder has a lot to do with it too. Pistols, with their short barrels, require faster burning powder. Rifle loads will feel softer, in addition to not reaching their design velocity, in a pistol. But many rifle rounds can still cross over very well into a pistol.

Subsonic is definitely the way to go for bullseye.
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