Help needed building my 300 blackout

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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by tfbit » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:27 am

When looking for an optic, your job may qualify you for the Vortex Military/LEO/First Responder discount program which would give you a _HEFTY_ discount on their MSRP for any of their scopes or red dots. Look into it. Only downside is that you have to order from them and it could take up to a couple of months for them to get an item in stock and ship.

http://partners.vortexoptics.com/?request=mille
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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by Jim Timber » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:12 pm

Not to badmouth Vortex and their discount, but 40% off MSRP is only about $20-30 bucks off actual street price for the cheaper items they sell.
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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by tfbit » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:18 pm

True and I wouldn't use it for cheaper stuff (I would buy the cheaper stuff on the used market) but it was an extra $200 in my pocket at the time I bought a scope for my .308 and if you're looking at their Razor line it can be pretty significant. Me, I'm always looking to shave bucks off everything I buy... It adds up.
Jim Timber wrote:Not to badmouth Vortex and their discount, but 40% off MSRP is only about $20-30 bucks off actual street price for the cheaper items they sell.
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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by Jim Timber » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:15 pm

It's nice of them to offer it. I've had a couple friends use it and were very happy with their purchases.

I've only gone cheap even on my expensive scopes (Zeiss). I find them for half (street) price, so even 40% off list isn't in my ballpark. :lol: Just gotta know where to look and be open to jumping on a deal when encountered. 8)
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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by mauidiver » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:24 am

GSO wrote:
smustian wrote:
Guest762 wrote:Buy a high quality complete upper and build a lower with a good trigger. Wa la 1800 and it's guaranteed to run. 200 to build a ar is crazy. My guy charges me 30 bucks and it's done while I'm eating lunch. They always end up costing just as much as it would to just call up Wilson combat and have the upper shipped to my door.
Barrel and trigger are key. The rest is just fluff for bragging rights.
Spot on! These two are the ones that determine quality and price of a build. The BCG and handguard/rail can also significantly increase price, but not really the quality in my opinion. BCG is only relevant if you want to go adjustable (Gemtech or Bootleg, for example) for use with supressors. A free-float rail is preferred by many and can cost significant money, but enables great flexibility with mounting slings, lights, lasers, and other accessories. These are particularly important for hunting, especially hog hunting at night.

FYI, I'm up the road an hour or so just north of Temple if you wanted to drop by some time and check out some options.
Very late reply Y'all, Thanks much for all your suggestions and experience. I might have to take you up on that sir. Haven't been up that way yet and always up for a nice drive...Ill be kooing at this thread more often now.

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Re: Help needed building my 300 blackout

Post by TreeTopFlier » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Good advice already given...

Build it yourself, its easy and you will appreciate it more...I personally will never buy another AR.

Good barrel, good trigger, good glass and possibly an upgraded strength upper receiver...

Couple suggestions.

Barrel http://www.x-caliber.net/custom-ar-barrel @dellet has recommended these, I would get his help selecting options if I were buying.

Since you have the money: A beefier upper receiver can improve accuracy by supporting the barrel better and reducing shooter induced deflection that can cause point of impact shift.
https://www.vltor.com/shop/featured/mur ... -receiver/

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