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    Thanks guys. Those are some of the things I was considering as well.
    With prices the way they are now and the spare parts I have on hand the initial assembly cost would be fairly low. I was looking at something that would be lighter and easier to mount optics on than an AK, so in reality I should just scope the old 94 30-30.
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    I know it's an issue for some guys, but reloading for wildcats don't seem to bother me. It can be an issue if you're say going to hunt at your sisters out of state (like a certain idiot I know did) and leave your boxes of shells on the kitchen counter. Luckily that guy took a 30-06 and a 30-30 with him so he was able to find shells the first place he looked. Had it been something a little more exotic or even a wildcat I might of been screwed finding ammo at the local hardware store.

    Now for the lever action. I scoped my 336 for about two days of hunting. Quickly realized that it took a light handling rifle and made it awkward. Haven't done it yet, but I'll likely get a lyman or redfield receiver sight for it like what is on my 444 Marlin. Easy to use and doesn't change how easy the gun is to shoulder or carry.

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    Like others have suggested if you reload or convert 223 to 300 Blackout then you should be fine.

    The big plus for 300 Blackout over 7.62x39 in my opinion is the mag issue.

    Just my thoughts/ 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2471 View Post
    Ya priced ammo for it yet? YIKES!!!

    Myself I can't see where it would really be worth it honestly,plus I doubt you'll even see it around much longer.Give it a couple years and it will be scarce as hens teeth to find. Look at 327mag and that other pistol caliber I can't recall right off that was supposed to be the cats ass,try finding it,,,,,

    Blackout will probably be the same soon too. There's no advantage to it over other readily available calibers/cartridges out there IMHO.

    That's why I don't do wild cats any more.

    BTW, what's the bullet dim on that,308 or 311 ?
    .308 Nominal projectile weight is 125 grain....For a 10" barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moleman View Post
    Ok, pros... Cabelas has jugs of ready to load brass, tons of 308 bullets available, you'll get more "me time" on the reloading bench, and finally....... If you build it they (deer) will come!
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    Hello Gents,

    My Thoughts on 300 BO.....

    It is cheap to reload, but more expensive than .223, 5.56, or Wylde.

    It only requires a barrel. Everything else is common with any .223 or 5.56 AR platform.

    A barrel costs around $150, and there are deals out there that can bring that down to less than $100.

    An upper costs between $50-$125. Catch Palmetto on sale, and it is less than $50.

    Everything that 4thID said about reloading is spot on. And the comments about 300BO vs. .223 are also spot on.

    My best advise is this: If you want a .30 cal AR, build an AR-10 and go whole hog. Otherwise, stick with .223 and save a buttload of cash. 7.62x39 is not an option in my mind. There is just no good reason for it.
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    if you need help talked into it?

    GM willy has this in pistol uppers for sale right now really cheap..... just sayin.. if you wanna spend it.. i'll help you find it. LMAO
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    What is the deal with the Wylde talk these days? Is it marketing like I think or better than the "machine gun clambering" we used to ask for when ordering a 5.56 barrel? Curious.

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    My son has a 300 BO and really likes it...

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    When I still hunted I took an 80 buck sks chopped the barrel to 16-17 inches had a bud tig the front sight on and dropped it in a chicom red fiberglass stock I painted flat black.Chinese 5 rd.mag and side mount optics and boom ready to get back stalking

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