In a firearm community where suppressor use is growing rapidly and becoming normalized across multiple disciplines, ammunition makers are making strides in offering dedicated subsonic loads designed for suppressor use. The latest ammunition manufacturer to join the fray is Norma Precision, with its Tac-22 Subsonic load that's designed to give rimfire shooters the most out of the round while remaining slow enough to maximize suppressor effectiveness.
Designed and priced for practice, hunting and plinking use, the Norma Tac-22 Subsonic load features a 40-grain lead hollow point bullet that leaves the muzzle at a factory-estimated 1,017 f.p.s., which is well below the standard measurement of about 1,100 f.p.s. for sound waves traveling at sea level. This velocity produces a muzzle energy rating of 92 ft.-lbs.
Norma's rimfire offerings have long been a go-to for rimfire shooters, thanks to the company's consistent loadings, particularly in its match-grade offerings. The company now brings its attention-to-detail to the subsonic-ammunition market, where it's critical to maintain velocities below the sound-barrier threshold while still ensuring that shooters get the most out of their firearms. Each box of Norma Tac-22 Subsonic ammunition contains 50 rounds, and the suggested retail price is $8. For more information, visit normashooting.com.