Remington Subsonic 22 LR

I bought a couple hundred Remington Subsonics a while ago to try out in my brother’s Marlin lever action just to see how well they performed and to see if they were much quieter than standard 22 LRs.   It’s going to be a while before I get to use the Marlin so I decided to try them in my auto loaders.  The Subsonics only have 1050 fps and I was expecting them NOT to be able to cycle.

Very surprising results.  I thought maybe they would work in the Compact but certainly not in the Beretta.  But hey!!  Pretty good results.  I still had the earplugs in so I couldn’t tell if they were any quieter.  Remington makes the CBee 22LR whic has only 740 fps velocity and that’s pretty much guaranteed not to cycle.

My go to round is the Remington Golden hollow point.  36 gr, plated, 1280 fps.  I can buy the 1400 round buckets at Wally World for less than 5 cents a round.  That makes for lots of cheap shootin’.

Back when 22 ammo was short, I would buy what ever I could find, but now that it’s back, I only buy the Goldens because of the price, the consistency and being plated, quite a bit cleaner.

I carried the Compact 22 for a year as my EDC before I got the S&W 380.


Paul Harrell testing 22 ammo:

2 comments on “Remington Subsonic 22 LR

  1. Phil says:

    Pretty interesting. I might have to try some of that in my 10/22 and see what I think. I usually prefer the CCI Stingers but they are freakin’ spendy. Before 22LR literally became impossible to buy around here I used to get the big boxes of Remington’s on sale at Bi Mart for $10.00. If you could still find them it would be close to $40.00 now.
    I still have some of it stashed away. You could buy the .22 Shorts in the same quantity for basically the same price. Not many people still have .22 Shorts but they have a place in my world. The old Arcade style semi auto Brownings are an excellent little rifle that breaks down into two pieces but they are hard to find anymore and expensive now. They are so quiet basically all you can hear is the action working back and forth
    Think about that for a minute. Dead quiet, semi auto and take down……

    • Matthew W says:

      Man I haven’t seen a 22 short in a store in forever !! A friend had a pump 22 and we shot a lot of shorts back then. They’re best for just having fun plinking !!

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