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    Default Somebody talk me into (or out of) putting together a 300 blackout

    I didn't jump on the bandwagon back when these where the rage, but I'm starting to think one might not be such a bad idea. I don't plan to suppress or sbr, so a 16" bbl is what I'm thinking. Nothing fancy, just a fairly light woods gun where the shots wont be far at all on nanny deer.
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    Isn't it about like the whisper? Do it man either way. Can't shoot bambi in this state with a 22. But a 30 carbine is good to go?

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    So what can it do that a 762x39 cant do? If it's just bullet selection how about 308x39?

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    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 ?

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    ok to talk you out of it?


    do you reload? if not? then you want to skip this. pretty pricey to shoot

    & as mentioned above: if yoru not custom loading or suppressing? what can it do that a x39 cant do for a smidge of the price?







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    It's an upper and you load for it so why not do? My favorite reason for any firearm build/buy is cause I can.

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    Oh crap dutigaf! You were posting when I was keying!!!!

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    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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    Cost and availability of components are what would make me stay away myself. That's why I got away from all "nonstandard calibers" to start with.

    Some of the wildcats I built back in the day I had to literally end up re barreling or re chamber them before I could get even rid of them. Then at a Huge loss by the time that was done, just to make it sell-able.

    As for wildcatting your own cases if they do get scarce,,it's more of a pain in the ass than there worth IMHO. Been There , done that!

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    IMO unless you plan on hunting with it there is not a lot if reason to build a 300 BS.

    ITS A lousy target round unless your shooting 100 yards or so .
    Its slower than 7.62x39 but close enough .
    Its a week deer round. It recoils more than 223 but dosent kill paper any better. Unless you think your shooting people with it or are really going to hunt with why have it? Sure have it for fun.
    Ok it will blow up milk jugs better.
    Id like to try cast bullets in one that might be a cheap advantage.

    Its pros is it works on a AR bolt an the mags work. 223 brass is cheap to make it from.
    Barrels are common now.
    It works with a suspressor. You said no surpressor. This means you dont need a fast twist.

    I dont buy into all the magic bullet crap ninjas feed you. The BC are not some majic deal. Compare hornady .308 an .311 offerings an you dont gain shit.
    The 300 has spawned new bullet offerings in the 100 to 130 grain range. Thats a good thing.
    Any bullet a 300 BS will shoot a 308x39 will shoot it better.
    I dont hate the round if I had a reamer id build one on a AR why not you just need a barrel. With out a surpressor the 300 exists because the AR15 exists.

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