Physics is an unrelenting mistress, especially when we are discussing terminal ballistics. I am the last guy you want explaining high school physics, but Newton’s laws of motion applies whether you are a target shooter, a hunter, or a soldier. All things being equal more mass traveling at higher velocities will result in a greater transfer of energy. Factoring subsonic velocities into the equation makes transferring that energy even more challenging. B&T USA has stepped into the world of bigger subsonic cartridges with the B&T USA Advanced Precision Rifle in 8.6BLK.
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My love for both suppressors and B&T is well documented; quietly launching 200+ grains of lead and/or copper just under the speed of sound is something that every shooter should experience on a recurring basis. Of course I’m talking about subsonic 300BLK. The newer 8.6BLK cartridge is capable of handling 300 grain bullets (like these from Discreet Ballistics). And the B&T APR8.6 boasts a useable range of 400 yards with subsonic ammunition, arguably more than double that of its 300BLK cousin with subsonic ammunition.
I’m excited to see the rise of 8.6BLK and B&T committing to additional precision subsonic rifles. The APR8.6 will be released in limited numbers and will list for somewhere around $7,500.
The all-new APR8.6 is a specialized tool for missions requiring a heavy-hitting projectile optimized for whisper-quiet precision out to 400 yards. Equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated sound suppressor, the APR8.6 blends the ultra-low signature of our SPR300 PRO with the mid-range precision, intuitive controls and sophisticated ergonomics of our APR-series to create a hybrid suppressed sniper system capable of intermediate barrier penetration at extended ranges.
B&T APR8.6 – BT-APR8.6-KIT – 840225711547
- Manufacturer’s Website: https://bt-usa.com/product-category/rifles/
- Fully Adjustable Stock / Cheek Riser
- 30 MOA Picatinny Rail
- Integrated Suppressor
- 400 Meter Effective Range
- Barrel Length (in): 12 in
- Thread Pitch: M18x1.5
- Caliber: 8.6 BLK
- Twist Rate: 1:3
- Length (in) Weight (lbs): 39.67 13.45