16" 300 Blackout, worth it?

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Re: 16" 300 Blackout, worth it?

Post by 300Blk » Mon May 30, 2011 5:34 pm

doubloon wrote:Seeing what the forthcoming 150+gr factory loads can do is a scale tipper for me, the 300BLK is a fascinating gun on paper and has great (high dollar) plinking potential but I'd like to wring real work out of it as well.
What 150 grain load do you mean?

The hunting load coming out is 125 grain from Rem and 110 grain from Hornady.

Is there something about 150 grains that you like? Hornady and I decided to stay in the 110-125 range as much as possible.

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Re: 16" 300 Blackout, worth it?

Post by snipecatcher » Mon May 30, 2011 7:37 pm

silencertalk wrote:
doubloon wrote:Seeing what the forthcoming 150+gr factory loads can do is a scale tipper for me, the 300BLK is a fascinating gun on paper and has great (high dollar) plinking potential but I'd like to wring real work out of it as well.
What 150 grain load do you mean?

The hunting load coming out is 125 grain from Rem and 110 grain from Hornady.

Is there something about 150 grains that you like? Hornady and I decided to stay in the 110-125 range as much as possible.
I was shooting a 150 Sierra Round-nose Prohunter at 1800 fps out of my 10" for a while, but I too decided to stick with the 110 V-max. The 110 will shoot a bit flatter and should expand just as well.
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Re: 16" 300 Blackout, worth it?

Post by doubloon » Tue May 31, 2011 8:17 am

silencertalk wrote:
doubloon wrote:Seeing what the forthcoming 150+gr factory loads can do is a scale tipper for me, the 300BLK is a fascinating gun on paper and has great (high dollar) plinking potential but I'd like to wring real work out of it as well.
What 150 grain load do you mean?
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My bad ... I made the assumption the core-lokt load in this post would be a 150, 125 will still be interesting.

http://www.silencertalk.com/forum/viewt ... 77#p692277

Also, I think the case capacity on my quickload tweak is off and much higher than actually possible.
silencertalk wrote:...
Is there something about 150 grains that you like? Hornady and I decided to stay in the 110-125 range as much as possible.
I have it in my head that for two-legged game any size, 2+ legged game under about 250lbs, paper and gongs 110-125 around 2300-2400ft/s is adequate in almost any conditions. For 2+ legged targets 300+ or so lbs a 150gr bullet around 2400-2500 ft/s would allow me to take shots I might not normally take with 125gr bullet. But I could be over-engineering the shot.
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Re: 16" 300 Blackout, worth it?

Post by jimmym40a2 » Tue May 31, 2011 12:23 pm

16 inch 300blk out barrels for 199!
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