Quote Originally Posted by shooty View Post
I just went the cheap route and bought a Lee 230gr .309 mold and cast. Also Powder coat them. Works very well and very good accuracy out of it. Fraction of cost buying bullets.

To get very quiet I removed Buffer weights and increased Gas port hole to same size as inner of gas tube. 3mm. Could be 3.1mm. All of these and can go very low on powder reliably.
My reply is similar if not exactly the same. I have in my possession a custom mould belonging to a friend, so I can't sell bullets cast from it. It casts a tad heavier than 230 grain. Why pay the high cost of jacketed for subsonic when a plain base cast will do very well? I cast bullets commercially for 30 years but it was very hard earned money - now I don't need to thankfully except for myself.