superb practical cartridge for my uses. Engineered for hard use, the Novekse AR is one for the ages. In the end, while the .300 AAC Blackout is still considered to be a young round when compared to legendary offerings that have been on the market for a half-century or more, it isn’t going away anytime soon and is set to become a classic in its own right, especially as black rifles have become widespread. Today, the 300 BLK is a full-spectrum cartridge that can launch bullets as fast as 2,800 fps and maintain excellent accuracy at a 500 yard effective range. galil, valmet, daewoo, yeah. It is a fun caliber. Idaho’s Primary Weapon Systems may not be a name you hear when shopping big box sporting goods stores of local gun shops, but those who know PWS love their work. Truly an awesome round to reload and shoot. That appears to be a Silencerco ASR brake, https://www.store.silencerco.com/collections/silencer-accessories/products/asr-brake?variant=21334177028. It’s not a specific thing that makes it fantastic, it’s all the specific things combined! You almost have to wear a dive mask to shoot this one. 308>300blk velocity, ft lbs, range, proven battle cartridge that %100 takes care of business. I’ve got 556 (tommybuilt T36 is awesome, check out atlantic firearms), 6.8 ACR, and an MDR in 308. In an AR, the big thing for me would be parts commonality. I also hate that the BCG is proprietary, and I’ve had FTF issues with some trigger groups because of the harder primers on that nice cheap ammo I bought the upper to use. I was never an AR fan until one “kinda” fell into my lap. Light loaded rounds like a 125 spitzer round cna reach speeds of 3,100 feet per second. 6.8 is a realistic switch, because unlike recruitment goals, it’s a decision made at top that they control. And, I’ve read of a number of people using Red Dot (a very fast pistol powder that’s bulky) for the same purpose, but lower velocities. Although, now that I think about it, a bullet whose hollowpoint “petals” fragment might be even more devastating that an expanded .30 caliber bullet. Some use as fast as a 1:5 twist and this is even better in very short barrels. From talking to a very gun-smart friend who’s a 300 fan about his experiences, this may be an issue in reloads or cheap ammo with a weak crimp. So the idea (or dream, depending on one’s perspective) has been to gain-twist a barrel so that you start out with a slow twist that allows the bullet to rapidly start down the bore and get engaged deeply with the grooves. 300 Whisper ™ has traditionally been a round oriented toward handloaders and there is a lot of reverse engineering done out in the marketplace. When the round was first introduced, the only good heavy bullets were along the lines of the 220gr SMK. Sure, the round can be loaded for all these bullets (and that’s wonderful, truly), but is a .300 Blackout fan to have multiple uppers to switch on/off the lower to use this range of bullets? I was thinking about lever-actions and leather belts, not leather-actions and lever belts, LOL. Ammo cost (unless you are .gov or reload) for .300 Blackout is the main thing keeping it from being a general purpose range gun. I hate dog fighting and was accused of Narcing the place out. I am may be wrong, but far as I know, no one is marketing a subsonic 5.56/.223 defensive projectile that has better wound performance than 9mm or 300blk, and what goes for the 9mm at 148gr vs 300blk goes double for pretty much any projectile mass you can find in 5.56/.223. As far as concern over getting 5.56 and .300 mixed up, since this was a ground up build, I cerakoted the gun Foliage Green rather than black. Another big part of why this weapon is rated among the best is its ability to fire different am… Without changing barrels, this constrains your choice of bullets a bit. Not to mention mags are easier to source and cheaper. An SBR muffled and with a quiet bolt / buffer spring, it’s instantly obvious just how *practical* the combination is for home defense or popping feral piggies…. It ensures the 300 Blackout is compliant with the BCG, gas pump, bolt, and pretty much all else comes normal with an AR-15. With this much versatility, there’s a lot to offer with one of these rifles. I stand by my assertion that the US Military will transition to a more powerful rifle. “I bet that the terminal performance of .300 Blackout is spectacular, on chickens.”, (Just bust’in on ya, Josh. Capacity: 10+1. I’m assuming you mean ‘bakelite’ colored, not actual bakelite mags. I’d been using P-Mags for the 5.56, but I had on hand a rough dozen of the steel 30 round mags, an I Cerakoted those the same color. Few brands deliver the value of Palmetto State when it comes to the AR platform, and their 16″ .300BLK rifle is no exception. That was fine, as everything needed for 300 BLK was available off the shelf, requiring only a barrel change over a standard AR-15 5.56mm rifle. https://www.cflgunandtactical.com/POF-USA-Renegade-Plus-7-62X39MM-Black-p/00856-762×39.htm, https://www.cflgunandtactical.com/POF-USA-EDGE-P415-Upper-Receiver-Black-7-62X39MM-p/01435.htm, https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/10/05/the-armys-saw-and-m4-replacements-will-both-fire-this-more-accurate-and-deadly-round/, https://www.primaryarms.com/primary-arms-1-6x24mm-sfp-scope-w-acss-300blk-7-62×39-reticle. Actually no- POF is producing the Revolution in 7.62×51 (308) in an AR15 size platform. “I really didn’t care about suppressors or blackout until I got a chance to shoot one. The 300 Blackout derives most of its following from the fact that it can fire a powerful round from a shortened barrel with either subsonic or supersonic ammunition. I told you I like fixed 4 power scopes, especially for rounds like the .300 Blackout. American Firearms is reader-supported. We are proud to know you. For example, the Lyman manual has loads for cast bullets using Accurate #5744 out of a .30-06 that run about that velocity. Brass could be made from 5.56 NATO cases by cutting them down and re-necking them. Without a Suppressor? Born just over a decade ago from a need for a specialized close-combat round for unnamed military special operators, the.300 AAC Blackout has gone on to become one of the most popular chamberings for the AR-15 style platform and with good reason. The increasing proliferation of body armor is the final nail in the coffin of the .300 Blackout and ultimately the 5.56mm AR platform as well. That’s out of a 10.5 inch barrel. My 6.8mm AR weighs in at 6.5 lbs with full (10 round) mag and scope. So how about putting those 78 grain bullets into a 308? I do have one SB braced short “pistol”?? The Sig Sauer 300 Blackout rifle is one of the top rifles on the market. Do not like the extra measure and cut step, takes long enough as it is. This holds true for both suppressed and unsuppressed .300 platforms. As far as being a suppressor-only round, that’s also false. The range is normally fairly limited as this is just a niche gun. Now, I could be wrong. Speaking of that, the article mentioned the great bullet selection for 300BLK – for x39, you’re probably not going to find much outside of whatever Tularnaulbearyanovsk decides to give you. What you really get with this round is supreme utility. Robert Silvers of suppressor maker Advanced Armament Company– a brilliant outfit that yielded some of the most important development in quiet time and eventually spun off the legendary John Hollister who went on to form Sig Sauer’s suppressor division– in a 2012 interview confirmed that AAC’s in-house development of the .300 Blackout began in 2009 as a result of a very specific requirement for an unnamed client that was seeking a .30 caliber AR-style platform that was reliable and suppressor-ready. Furthermore, finding subsonic 7.62×39 is like finding a pre ban Ishmash AK in America. Fitted with a 16.1-inch spiral fluted barrel, Monoforge one-piece upper, and fully ambi lower, Grants Pass, Oregon is home to the legend that is Noveske Rifleworks and their 6-pound, The truth was that private “silencer” ownership was extremely rare at the time. https://www.cflgunandtactical.com/POF-USA-Renegade-Plus-7-62X39MM-Black-p/00856-762×39.htm, Piston MICHAEL CRITES is el jefe around here. Fitted with a 16.1-inch spiral fluted barrel, Monoforge one-piece upper, and fully ambi lower, LWRC’s direct-impingement IC-DI platform comes not only in your standard vanilla 5.56 NATO but also in the super-duper rocky road that is .300 BLK. If you’re shooting the new VLD solids, then I don’t think there would be much of an issue. I don’t hunt with my AR’s, not good reason I just like longer barrel, longer sight radius for irons (I’m 64 and wear glasses but I don’t have to have them to see iron sights if I’m in the woods and don’t have them on. LOL! “Why you should buy ANOTHER 300 Blackout”. I have published a large number of articles detailing my work on the 300 BLK and it is, in my mind, the single best cartridge to be introduced to the AR platform in its history. even one at 265 paces. Ifyou want to shoot .30 caliber bullets, move up to a larger platform that can shoot a real .30 caliber such as .308, 30-06 or .300 Win Mag. As I said this is just IMO; I get what you’re saying. Not to let their fans out of uniform down, the company’s FN-15 Tactical is offered in .300 BLK complete with the same combat trigger, cold-hammer-forged chrome-lined barrel, snappy trigger pull and rail system as on their military schedule rifles. When it comes to buying a 300 BLK, you have a lot of options. The same goes for the 300 BLK round. I also asked questions on forums and such. May the Healing Light of the Almighty Muzzle Flash shine brightly upon you all. But according to lots of statements by DoD officials, the 6.8 is where they are going. They have a 300blk supersonic round they claim can reach out to 900 meters. 300 BLK ammunition cannot be used in a … but that vz58 though. All crude jesting aside, unless you are wanting to shoot subsonic rounds from a short barrelled weapon with a suppressor, there is not much point to having the cartridge. These were gun enthusiasts with long histories with the AR-15 platform. I still like my Chevy but I have owned many Fords and am currently driving a Dodge! Hmm. Must’ve happened in the last year or so. The next US army standard rifle round will be in 6.8. While the .308 is a much more capable (? Unlike your examples, 300BLK is not a long-standing and common military cartridge, and perhaps more critically, Russian manufacturers don’t currently turn out huge quantities of cheap steel cased plinking ammo. I’m lying about owning one since they don’t make them. The cartridge is a year-round, all day, everyday champ that can handle varmints up to medium game (thanks to great terminal ballistics), shoot and win matches, and is easy to maintain. This reminds me of a discussion I had years ago about whether my Chevy was better than my buddy’s Ford! Indeed, it even uses the same bolt head and lower receiver internals as the 5.56. 0. So I assembled a 300 BO pistol. Sure they want new weapons, and I want to own an ostrich. Why not just use the 7.62×39 with any other non AR platform, or AR if you’re Glocktard equivalent fanboy, and get more options cheaper ammo and not worry about kabooming your 300 with a 556 on accident. I do not hunt, using my weapons for short to intermediate range target fun and self defense. And JWT can like his boutique weapons bc this is America. .44 mag bullet launched at 2500fps and scale down a bit. An evil temptation designed to lead the flock of Eternal Firepower away from the truth and salvation of True Caliber Purity, and to sinfully dilute and pollute the Holy Mandate of Proper Caliber Devotion. The 7.62×39 does not play nicely with the AR-15/M-16 platform due the the shoulder angle on that round. I think there is quite a bit to be said for the round. I’ll bet I get my ostrich before the military fully adopts a 6.8. I wanted a short barrelled pistol (with rifle round) but not in 5.56 (very loud). Thx for the update and correction. 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